Senator Dianne Feinstein (D, CA) told the Clinton News Network on Sunday that Congress should investigate whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressured former FBI Director James Comey to provide a rhetorical smoke-screen for Hillary Clinton‘s email scandal.
“I think we need to know more about that,” the senator told Brianna Keilar on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Feinstein is a top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Comey testified last Thursday that he felt uncomfortable, nauseous even, after Lynch asked him to characterize his probe into Clinton’s illegal activities as a “matter” instead of an investigation. He told the Senate Intelligence Committee that such a request would near-exactly match the wording used by Clinton’s campaign.
Feinstein, also a member of the Senate Intelligence panel, said she would’ve also felt disturbed by the request.
“I would have a queasy feeling, too, though, to be candid with you,” Feinstein said.