Comey Defends FBI’s ‘Competent’ and ‘Independent’ Handling of Clinton Email Probe: ‘I Would Bet My Life on It’

During his first interview ahead of his book tour, former FBI Director James Comey spoke about his “uncomfortable feeling” about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch overseeing the Clinton email investigation. Last year, Comey testified before Congress how Lynch wanted to refer to the email probe as a “matter” rather than a criminal investigation. “Do you think she was doing that to protect Hillary Clinton?” ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos asked. “I didn’t know,” Comey responded. “It worried me, gave me an uncomfortable feeling because the Clinton campaign had been trying to come up with other words to describe it.” Comey then described what went behind his decision to have that July press conference just days after Loretta Lynch had a tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton in Arizona. “I decided I have to step- as much as I like her, I have to step away from her Continue reading "Comey Defends FBI’s ‘Competent’ and ‘Independent’ Handling of Clinton Email Probe: ‘I Would Bet My Life on It’"

Loretta Lynch Fires Back at Comey: He ‘Never’ Questioned Handling of Clinton Email Investigation

In response to former FBI Director James Comey accusing Barack Obama and Loretta Lynch of taking actions that “jeopardized” the Justice Department’s status amid the Hillary Clinton email scandal, the former attorney general released a statement to the Associated Press defending her reputation. Lynch, who helped oversee the investigation during her tenure under Obama, responded to the criticisms Comey presented in his upcoming book — which focus on her telling him to call Clinton’s email scandal a “matter” instead of an “investigation” — by saying he “never” raised any concerns with her. Additionally, Lynch argues that her actions followed the Justice Department’s ” above politics” tradition of not stating whether or not a suspect is under investigation. Read Lynch’s full statement below:
“Over almost two decades as a federal prosecutor I have aggressively prosecuted drug dealers, violent gangs, mobsters, and money launderers, upheld the civil rights of all Americans, and Continue reading "Loretta Lynch Fires Back at Comey: He ‘Never’ Questioned Handling of Clinton Email Investigation"

Jake Tapper: If Clinton-Lynch Meeting Was Bad, What About Trump Asking McCabe Who He Voted For?

CNN’s Jake Tapper asked on-air today where are all the Republicans who expressed concern about the integrity of the justice system after that Bill ClintonLoretta Lynch tarmac meeting. Given yesterday’s news about how President Trump reportedly asked FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe who he voted for, Tapper went back to look at what Republicans, especially Trey Gowdy, said about that meeting:
“There should not be different sets of rules for different people. Congressman Gowdy is right. The public has to have confidence in the justice system. He’s right about that too. The Clinton-Lynch meeting on the tarmac undermined that, so Continue reading "Jake Tapper: If Clinton-Lynch Meeting Was Bad, What About Trump Asking McCabe Who He Voted For?"

Texts From FBI Agents Suggest AG Lynch Knew ‘No Charges Will Be Brought’ in Clinton Probe

It appears that the text messages between two FBI agents who were once part of the ongoing Russia investigation are causing more controversy. The Associate Press highlights an exchange between former top investigator Peter Strzok and his mistress and DOJ lawyer Lisa Page around the time the investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s emails came to a conclusion in July 2016. The exchange was sparked by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who made an announcement that she would rely on the recommendation of then-FBI Director James Comey regarding the Clinton probe after her secretive tarmac meeting with Former President Bill Clinton was drawing negative attention. On July 1, days before Hillary Clinton was formally interviewed by the FBI and Comey officially exonerated her of criminal wrongdoing, Strzok texted Page that Lynch’s announcement “looks like hell.” Page responded with the following:
And yeah, it’s a real profile in couragw [sic], since Continue reading "Texts From FBI Agents Suggest AG Lynch Knew ‘No Charges Will Be Brought’ in Clinton Probe"

Chris Cuomo and Rep. Jim Jordan Tangle Over Russia Investigation

CNN’s Chris Cuomo had Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) on New Day Thursday morning for a lengthy sparring match over the investigation into President Donald Trump’s campaign ties to Russia. Cuomo kicked things off by asking Jordan about the administration’s policy in Syria, following Trump’s warning to president Bashar al-Assad this week over his use of chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war. Jordan noted that the president should consult with Congress before taking any military action, before slamming former President Barack Obama for his “red line” in Syria (Obama drew the infamous “red line” in Syria as a warning to the country against using chemical weapons. When Assad crossed the red line, Obama mulled punitive strikes in response, but eventually came to an agreement with Russia and Syria that the country would dispose of its stockpile of chemical weapons.) Cuomo then moved on to the topic of Russian interference Continue reading "Chris Cuomo and Rep. Jim Jordan Tangle Over Russia Investigation"

Judge Napolitano: Comey Laid Out Case Against Loretta Lynch For ‘Misconduct In Office’

The recent testimony before Congress by former FBI director James Comey may have had some unintended consequences for the democrats and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. And, according to Fox News legal analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano, the former AG may have “a lot of explaining to do”. The Judge appeared on America’s News Room this morning and explained how “Comey laid out a case for misconduct in office for Loretta Lynch”. “Did their former boss use the Department of Justice for political purposes? Did she tailor law enforcement decisions to help the Obama White House and Mrs. Clinton’s campaign?” the judge asked. The matter came to light when Comey revealed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to call the FBI probe into Hillary Clinton‘s email server a “matter” instead of an investigation during his testimony in front Continue reading "Judge Napolitano: Comey Laid Out Case Against Loretta Lynch For ‘Misconduct In Office’"

Feinstein: I’d Have Felt ‘Queasy’ Too About Lynch Wanting to Call Clinton Investigation a ‘Matter’

Senator Dianne Feinstein admitted on CNN this morning that, like James Comey, she too would have felt “queasy” by Loretta Lynch wanting to refer to the Hillary Clinton email investigation as a “matter.” That was one of the biggest non-Trump moments from Comey’s hearing, in which the former FBI director talked about the Clinton email investigation and the word Lynch “directed” him to use. He admitted he felt “queasy” about the whole thing. CNN’s Brianna Keilar asked Feinstein this morning if the former Attorney General was “giving cover to the Clinton campaign.” “I can’t answer that,” Feinstein responded. “I would have a queasy feeling too, though, to be candid with you. I think we need to know more about that.” She said the Senate Judiciary Committee should look into that, um, matter, but she also jumped back to talking about the seriousness of the Russia investigation Continue reading "Feinstein: I’d Have Felt ‘Queasy’ Too About Lynch Wanting to Call Clinton Investigation a ‘Matter’"