Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) suggested that Congress should investigate whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch pressured former FBI Director James Comey to “cover” for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. Feinstein told CNN’s host of “State of the Union,” Brianna Keilar, “I think we need to know more about that, and there’s only way to know about it, and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.” Senator Feinstein is the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
James Comey testified on Thursday that he felt “queasy” after Lynch asked him to characterize his focus on Clinton’s emails as a “matter,” instead of an “investigation.” Feinstein, who is also a member of the Senate Intelligence panel, said, “I would have a queasy feeling, too, though, to be candid with you.” She went on to note that an investigation separate from the ongoing probe into Russian interference in the election is needed. “I don’t think we should mix the two,” she added.
Feinstein discussed that she has not yet decided, after listening to Comey’s testimony, whether or not President Trump’s interactions with the former FBI director amounted to obstruction of justice. “I don’t know whether it’s obstruction of justice. I don’t intend to draw any conclusions until investigations are finished,” she said.
President Trump emphatically denied that he asked Comey to let “go” of his investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn. He also denied that he asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him prior to firing Comey. The president then declared that he was “100%” willing to testify about his exchanges with Comey under oath.
So it looks like Congress may be busy with investigations for quite a while. Do you think Loretta Lynch should be next?
Credit: The Hill