Senate committee starts probe on campaign collusion - between Lynch and Clinton

Caroline Beck
June 25, 2017

The senators - Republicans Lindsay Graham and Chuck Grassley and Democrats Dianne Feinstein and Sheldon Whitehouse - were prompted in part by former FBI Director James Comey's June Senate testimony, in which he said that he was "confused" and "concerned" by Lynch's treatment of the investigation. A bipartisan group of senators from the committee is attempting to determine whether, as was alleged in a Russian intelligence document, Lynch told the Clinton campaign that the email investigation wouldn't be pursued very vigorously, and additionally, to what extent the FBI investigated this allegation after the fact. 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".

Lynch later said that she and the former president had merely engaged in a social visit, talking about grandchildren. 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 can not talk about yet" that made him anxious about Ms.

A key Senate panel wants to know more about former Attorney General Lorretta Lynch's role in the investigation of Hillary Clinton's email server. The FBI never interviewed Wasserman Schultz, Bernardo or Renteria about the alleged email.

Grassley and Feinstein - as well as Sens.

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The Washington Post reported in May that during the presidential campaign, the Federal Bureau of Investigation received a document of questionable authenticity that was supposedly prepared by Russian intelligence. The language matched the specific rhetoric used at the time by Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, which referred to the criminal investigation as a "matter". "If so, please describe the communications and provide all records relating to them".

During the entire five months President Trump has been in office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and two congressional committees have been looking onto the possibility that collusion existed between his election campaign and the Kremlin.

Lynch and former president Bill Clinton (center-right) met on an airport tarmac in Arizona a year ago, but insisted they never discussed Hillary's pending case.

Whatever the doubts about it's authenticity, however, the document is widely claimed to have played into Comey's decision to make his public pronouncements about the Clinton email investigation, the putative reason for his firing by President Donald Trump this May.

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