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Senate Judiciary Committee Blindsides Loretta Lynch Over Hillary Cover-up

If you recall, back when former FBI Director James Comey testified before Congress about Loretta Lynch, he claimed there were three things that gave him concern about her handling of the Hillary Clinton email case.

One: The infamous half-hour meeting with Bill Clinton in her airplane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Airport, which had to be cleared with the Secret Service, and which cameras and phones were banned.

Two: That she allegedly told him to call the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton a ‘matter’ rather than an investigation, even though it was in fact a criminal investigation.

Three: The mystery of what had been mentioned in closed session, and couldn’t be mentioned in open session.

Well, now it appears each of those things are coming back to bite Lynch, as the Senate Judiciary Committee is looking for answers.

This report from the NY Post may shed light on what those answers are:

“The Senate Judiciary Committee, which has launched a bipartisan investigation into Lynch for possible obstruction of justice, recently learned of the existence of a document indicating Lynch assured the political director of Clinton’s campaign she wouldn’t let FBI agents “go too far” in probing the former secretary of state.”

The political director in question is Amanda Renteria, who was in charge of Clinton’s political operations during the campaign. Both Lynch and Renteria have been asked to testify.

“The committee also wants to know if Lynch or any of her aides were in contact with former DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz regarding the Clinton email investigation, according to a three-page list of questions that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein recently sent to Lynch at her New York apartment.”

During Lynch’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee nearly a year ago, Rep. David Trott (R-MI) asked her if she met with anyone on Clinton’s staff during the yearlong investigation, and her response was “I have not spoken to anyone on either the campaign or transition or any staff members affiliated with them.” And sure enough, Lynch is still denying any contact with Renteria or anyone from the DNC.

Needless to say, it will be very interesting to see how their testimonies before the Senate Judiciary Committee go, especially Lynch’s. If there’s any teeth to what the committee has recently learned, and if they press her hard enough, we could be talking perjury here, folks.  Something to keep an eye on for sure.

 

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