We heard quite a lot during Mr. Comey’s testimony to Congress on Thursday. But in what was yet another bombshell being downplayed by the mainstream media, we learned that President Obama’s Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to downplay the Hillary Clinton email investigation.
During the Obama administration, the AG’s office became extremely politicized under Eric Holder and then Lynch. Trump’s justice department needs to be much less partisan. As the Daily Caller pointed out, Comey said Lynch told Comey not to call the criminal investigation into the Democratic nominee’s use of a server while secretary of state. Instead, Lynch told Comey to call it a “matter,” to which Comey said Thursday, “confused” him. This pressure from Lynch led to Comey holding that confounding July press conference announcing his recommendation not to seek an indictment.
So Comey bowed to political pressure. He acknowledged that the conversation with Lynch gave him a “queasy feeling,” but he still went ahead and followed her marching orders as “that was not a hill I wanted to die on.” Probably didn’t want to be added to the Clinton body count either.