Senate Democrats have spent months hammering President Donald Trump over his alleged ties to Russia — despite no concrete evidence surfacing to support the accusations against him. Now the tables may be turning thanks to former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony.
During Comey’s testimony in early June before the Senate Intelligence Committee, he said former Attorney General Loretta Lynch had instructed him to use the word “matter,” rather than “investigation,” when speaking about the FBI’s investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, The Hill reported.
Now, Senate Republicans are demanding an investigation into whether or not Lynch was using the Justice Department to try to bury an investigation into her political ally.
“Frankly, a lot of what Hillary Clinton was exposed to by Director Comey’s misconduct and the way he handled that was apparently in response to his lack of confidence in the attorney general, and I think there is a lot we could learn from that,” Texas Republican Senator James Cornyn stated.
Many Republicans have been eager for a chance to resume probing into Clinton’s questionable activities, and an investigation into Lynch would provide the perfect opportunity to do so.
South Carolina Senator Lindsay Graham also said he wanted Lynch to testify given the explosive nature of Comey’s claims.
“I want to hear from Loretta Lynch,” Graham said, according to Fox News.
Even Trump has seized on Comey’s comments about Lynch to point out the Democrats’ hypocrisy, and to highlight how there is more evidence against Lynch/Clinton than there is against him.
“A.G. Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes … gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection. Totally illegal!” the president tweeted.
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
While the Democrats eagerly anticipated Comey’s testimony hoping it would help in their efforts to bring down Trump, they may be now regretting he ever testified at all.
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