The Post-2016 Election Investigation Expands: Former AG Lynch Questioned

Today, news broke that the U.S. Senate is going to turn their post-2016 election investigation towards former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. A bipartisan letter signed by a pair of leading Republican and Democratic Senators requested Ms. Lynch to answer a series of questions related to her Department of Justice investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails and server use.

The Daily Caller reported:

A bipartisan group of Senate Judiciary Committee members, [signed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham, and Ranking Subcommittee Member Sheldon Whitehouse] sent a letter to former Attorney [General] Loretta Lynch Friday seeking to confirm if she attempted to stifle the FBI investigation into the Hillary Clinton email probe.  Members gave Lynch a deadline to answer their questions by July 6.


Citing May 3, 2017 testimony from former FBI Director James Comey — who expressed concern about the Obama Justice Department — and the June 2016 meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton, the lawmakers asked the former attorney general to answer further questions about her relationship with not only the Clintons but also the Democratic National Committee. 

The Washington Times provided additional context as to why the actions by Ms. Lynch were concerning to the Senate:

In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”

Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions. . . . Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year. . . . Mr. Comey said the language suggested by Ms. Lynch was troublesome because it closely mirrored what the Clinton campaign was using. Despite his discomfort, Mr. Comey said, he agreed to Ms. Lynch’s language.

Finally, this investigation by Congress might uncover something, instead of harping on some phantom Russian hacking of votes--to date, there has been NO EVIDENCE of any votes being changed by the Russian government or any other hackers. Perhaps now, they might uncover some actual, new findings.