Many Democrats expected former FBI Director James Comey to give damning evidence against Trump While giving testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, but instead, he spoke out against Loretta Lynch and her inappropriate actions regarding Hillary Clinton. Comey put blame back on the former attorney general under Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch, accusing her of pressuring him to minimize Hillary’s wrongdoing during the Clinton email server investigation.
Comey recalled that Loretta Lynch told him he was authorized to confirm the existence of the investigation, but added, “But don’t call it that. Call it a matter.” When Comey asked why, Lynch wouldn’t answer. “Just call it a matter,” she insisted. Comey testified that Lynch’s order, “concerned me because that language tracked the way the campaign was talking about the FBI’s work and that’s concerning.”
“I don’t know whether it was intentional or not but it gave the impression that the attorney general [Lynch] was looking to align the way we talked about our work with the way the political campaign was describing the same activity, which was inaccurate,” Comey continued.
As reported in the Daily Caller:
Comey complied, in his words, because it “wasn’t a hill worth dying on.” In February 2016, the FBI confirmed in a letter that the agency was “working on matters related to former Secretary Clinton’s use of a private email server.”
When asked by Texas Sen. John Cornyn if it would be fair to say Lynch had a “conflict of interest” in the Clinton email investigation, Comey answered in the affirmative. “That’s fair,” he said.
The Clinton campaign consistently sought to mislead the public by denying that Clinton was the subject of an FBI investigation. Instead, the campaign claimed the investigation was a simple “security inquiry.” Comey said he was concerned by Lynch’s pressure on him and the FBI to use the campaign’s spin, as it appeared it appeared that Lynch was intentionally trying to align the language the FBI was using to match the angle pushed by the Clinton campaign.