Saturday, June 10, 2017
Comey Is Dirty!
A new allegation has surfaced that there is more to the connection between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former FBI Director James Comey than has so far surfaced.
John Solomon, a reporter with Circa, appeared on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Friday night and offered a prediction of more revelations to come concerning Comey and Lynch.
“I think there is probably more interest that should be focused on what happened between James Comey and Attorney General Loretta Lynch after what we heard (in Comey’s testimony),” Solomon said.
“And I am hearing tonight that Comey may have had other meetings with Lynch that are going to come to light in the next few weeks,” he added.
During his testimony Thursday before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Comey said Lynch gave him a “queasy feeling” when she instructed him which words to use in discussing the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
“At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” he said.
Lynch’s request “concerned me because that language tracked with how the campaign was talking about how the FBI was doing its work,” Comey said.
“I don’t know whether it was intentional or not, but it gave the impression that the attorney general was trying to align how we describe our work with the Clinton campaign,” he added. “That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude, ‘I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.'”
The final blow came when former President Bill Clinton had a surreptitious meeting with Lynch on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport, Comey said.
One analyst said Lynch’s actions represented a “huge mistake” and “a partisan intrusion that must be investigated.”
Lynch “probably changed history by making Comey more skeptical about her and the Clintons’ role,” said Jed Shugerman, a law professor at Fordham University.
“I inferred that it had an effect on Comey that may have changed how he handled the investigation later. She will face very tough questions,” Shugeman said. “And it validates the follow-up questions on the Clinton campaign on their handling the email.”
“We will hear a lot about this,” he added in an email. “It does not rise to obstruction, because it was wording/semantic, not the substance of investigation, but Comey was right to be troubled. Lynch and Bill Clinton should be called to testify and explain their behavior. What’s obstruction for the goose is obstruction for the gander.”
What do you think?