Senate Opens Probe Into Lynch's Efforts to Influence FBI's Clinton Email Investigation

Posted June 25, 2017

Dianne Feinstein and also by Sens. S.C., and Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse D- Rhode Island. Lynch is signed by ranking Democratic Sen.

"Graham and the Senators seek details about the reported communication, copies of any related documents and whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted them to investigate the alleged communication", Graham's spokesperson wrote in a statement on Friday afternoon.

However, both Wasserman-Schultz and Benardo told the Post separately that they don't know each other and have never communicated; Renteria told the paper the same about herself and Lynch. Comey told the committee the request concerned him because that was the same language that was being used by Clinton's campaign. "That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we are to close this case credibly". Renteria has similar denials about knowing Attorney General Lynch. But her meeting with President Clinton on that airplane was the capper for me.

Acknowledging that he didn't know whether it was intentional, Mr. Comey said Ms.

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The Russian intelligence indicated that then-DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in an email that Lynch was in contact with senior Clinton staffer Amy Renteria about the assurance that no investigation would go anywhere.

The group is seeking details about Lynch's communication with a Clinton campaign aide, Amanda Renteria, as well as copies of documents and information about whether the FBI investigated the alleged communication. "Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far.' Chairman Grassley then requested a copy of the document from the Justice Department, which has failed to respond".

Fired FBI Director James Comey has said publicly that Lynch tried to manipulate the way in which he referred to the criminal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server when she was Secretary of State. By July 6, the Judiciary Committee requests copies of the documents and emails in question, and well as answers as to whether they existed in the first place and if the Federal Bureau of Investigation had previously tried to obtain them for the recipients. If she is aware of any document, how and when did she become aware of their existence? 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".