As we reported yesterday, there was an unlikely source calling for an investigation into Loretta Lynch: Diane Feinstein. This came after James Comey’s testimony last week when he testified that Lynch instructed him, without explanation, to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use a private email server as secretary of a state a “matter” instead of an investigation. Lynch’s request, Comey said, made him feel “queasy” as it appeared she was “looking to align the way we talked about our work with the way the political campaign was describing the same activity, which was inaccurate.”
“I would have a queasy feeling, too,” Feinstein admitted on CNN on Sunday.
Now, President Donald Trump is upping the stakes. Earlier today, he tweeted out “A.G. Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes…gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection. Totally illegal!”
A.G. Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes…gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection. Totally illegal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 13, 2017
Is Trump opening the door for prosecution against Lynch? Maybe so.As we all remember, Lynch recused herself from the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server after a private meeting at an airport with former President Bill Clinton last summer. We only learned of the meeting between the two because a freelance journalist was tipped off to it.
Despite how “queasy” Lynch supposedly made Comey feel, Comey never found it appropriate to detail their conversations in memo form.
That made all of us feel a little queasy as well. Perhaps at last justice will be done.