Loretta Lynch has crawled back into the spotlight.
Many are wondering why she is doing media interviews.
It’s because she is hiding a secret that could send her to prison.
Former FBI Director James Comey is set to kick off a whirlwind press tour to promote his new anti-Trump book.
But he is also sure to be asked about another aspect of his Congressional testimony, which was the basis for his book.
Under oath, Comey stated that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch insisted he refer to the Clinton email investigation as a “matter” and not an investigation.
Comey said this concerned him because it was the exact same language the Clinton campaign was using to refer to the scandal.
Some critics argue this bombshell should lead to Lynch being investigated for obstruction of justice.
Lynch is trying to soften that blow and using media interviews to send signals to Comey that they are on the same side.
In an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, she claimed she never wanted to see Comey fired even though many pundits speculated Clinton would also have fired him had she won the election.
“Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Monday that she never wished for former FBI Director James Comey to be fired and also said that she knew her tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton at the height of the 2016 campaign would raise eyebrows…
… Regardless of those actions though, the former attorney general said she never wished for Comey to be fired.
“You know, the F.B.I. director as well as the other leaders of the — of the law enforcement agencies of the Department carried out their — their tremendous responsibilities under a great deal of pressure.”
Lynch also tried to walk back any insinuations that Comey felt she was asking him to obstruct justice.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Loretta Lynch cast aspersions on James Comey’s congressional testimony, in which he suggested the former attorney general had told the former FBI director to refer to the Hillary Clinton email probe as a “matter, not an investigation.”
“He said it made him feel strange,” NBC’s Lester Holt asked Lynch in an interview first previewed Monday. “He noted it. What did you mean when you said matter instead and not a investigation?”
“My first response was, ‘where, what is the issue here?’ I remember specifically talking with him — as we talked about sensitive things on a number of occasions,” she continued. “We often would have to discuss sensitive matters, sensitive issues, terrorism and the like, law enforcement policy and the like.”
“This was a very sensitive investigation, as everyone knew,” she claimed. “And the issue when he and I sat down at that time, which I think was early in the fall of 2015, was whether or not we were ready as an department to confirm an investigation going on, when we typically do not confirm or deny investigations into anything, with rare exceptions.”
“I can tell you that it was a meeting like any other that we had had, where we talked about the issues,” Lynch added when Holt asked if Comey questioned her “credibility” with regard to the Clinton investigation. “We had a full and open discussion about it.”
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