Lynch Fires Back at Comey, Saying He Mischaracterized Her Statements


Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch has flatly accused former FBI Director James Comey of mischaracterizing her statements by repeatedly alleging, under oath, that Lynch privately instructed him to call the Hillary Clinton email probe a “matter” instead of an “investigation.”

Lynch, who testified that Comey’s claim left her “quite surprised,” made the dramatic remarks at a joint closed-door session of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees last December. A transcript of her testimony was released on Monday by House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga.

The episode marked the latest public dispute to break out among high-level ex-Obama administration officials, as multiple government reviews of potential FBI and Justice Department misconduct continue.

In a June 17 interview under oath with the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said Lynch had pressed him to downplay the significance of the Clinton email review. He said the moment led him to question her independence and contributed to his decision to unilaterally hold a press conference in July 2016 announcing the conclusions of the probe.

Comey continued: “The Clinton campaign, at the time, was using all kind of euphemisms — security review, matters, things like that, for what was going on. We were getting to a place where the attorney general and I were both going to have to testify and talk publicly about. And I wanted to know, was she going to authorize us to confirm we had an investigation? … And she said, ‘Yes, but don’t call it that, call it a matter.’ And I said, ‘Why would I do that?’ And she said, ‘Just call it a matter.’”

“The attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey testified. “That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude, ‘I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.’”

18 Comments on Lynch Fires Back at Comey, Saying He Mischaracterized Her Statements

  1. Well, they did tell us that the Mueller investigation would result in a lot of plea deals and and conspirators turning on each other.

  2. A liar lying about another liar’s lies.

    Until there are serious consequences to their treasons and perfidies, they will continue this in-the-press cat-fighting.

    Treason used to carry a death penalty – can we (at least) make it somewhat uncomfortable?

    izlamo delenda est …

  3. …didn’t some people go to jail for lying to the FBI?

    …doesn’t this mean at least ONE of these two were lying to the FBI?

    …any day you guys wanna make that dawn raid would be fine, but make it SOON…

  4. The whole rotten bunch jumped into the Kenyan’s cooking
    pot never believing the ride could hit the skids.
    Then that cabal of stupidity continued to backstab
    Trump who would have left them alone if they had
    just shut up and walked away. Payback time, scum.

  5. …sure he didn’t “pre”- mischaracterize your statement? Seems more like the way SHE’D say it, Thirdtwin got that EXACTLY right in another thread…

    “Once these Affirmative Action Officers are ensconced in their desk jobs, the Army is going to be having a lot of “discussions” about the things black women like to talk about, in that special way they like to talk about them…

    “The agenda for tomorrow’s meeting was pre-established a month ago.”

    No, it was established a month ago. But why just use a plain word, when a prefix and a hyphen will make it sound smarter?”

  6. Comey is a big guy but if she gets him in a scissor lock with that set of legs it’s all over for him.

  7. Fulsome perjury. That’s a legal term for rats squealing as they fight one another to jump on the jetsam and flotsam of the Good Ship Hope and Change.

  8. Not enough room in the “stay out of jail” lifeboat for this bunch…they will fight each other tooth and nail for a seat, getting more frantic to save their sorry treasonous rear-ends.

  9. All of them together and each of them individually should know by now that none of them can or should be trusted not to rat each other out and attempt to knife each other in the back over all this. That’s what evil people do.

    Mark Felt got away with it and his treasonous “heroism” was made into a movie (“Deep Throat”, Deep State. What’s the difference?) Felt was #2 guy at the FBI who used his position to strategically leak classified info to the WAPO in order to bring down a duly-elected president. Isn’t it time we started to know the truth of that episode in our history, too?

    “The Hammer” “Crossfire Hurricane” “All The President’s (obama’s) Men.”

  10. @ OTD: PERFECT!!! 10,000 ^s! The only question left is whether we’ll see fava beans and a nice Chianti produced…

  11. I enjoy watching the Left attack each other. It always reminds me of a disemboweled Hyena snapping at its own entrails.

  12. Too late L^2. If you really didn’t direct Jimmy C to call the investigation into the Hillary crimes a matter. You would have spoken up after JC’s presser and corrected a rogue employee, but ya didn’t.


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