Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is not in step with former FBI Director James Comey’s account of their discussions regarding the Hillary Clinton email probe.
In an interview with NBC’s “Today,” Lynch said Comey did not raise concerns with her during a meeting she believes took place in the fall of 2015.
“It was a meeting like any other that we had had, where we talked about the issues,” Lynch said. “You know, we had a full and open discussion about it. And concerns were not raised.”
Lynch maintains that the issue discussed at the time was whether or not to confirm that there was an investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server. Comey, while testifying in from of the Senate Intelligence Committee last year said he felt “queasy” following a discussion with Lynch in which she urged him to refer to the probe as “a matter” rather than an investigation.
“I don’t know whether it was intentional or not,” Comey told the panel at the time. “But it gave the impression that the attorney general was trying to align how we describe our work with the way it was being described in a political campaign.”
Lynch said that she did not watch Comey’s testimony, but heard about his comments.
“And my first response was where — what is the issue here? I remember specifically talking with him — as we talked about sensitive things on a number of occasions.”
This account of the exchange between Lynch and Comey comes as the former FBI director is planning a tour for his new book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which is set to be released on April 17.
Credit: The Hill