Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

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Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

The Senate judiciary committee sent a letter Friday to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asking her to disclose any conversations with Hilary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee about the FBI's investigation into the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee's use of a private email server.

"Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said the investigation is bipartisan", writes The Washington Times.

Prior to that, on April 22, 2017 the New York Times had reported the Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained an email in which then-chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Debbie Wasserman Schultz claimed Lynch had been in private communication with Clinton campaign staffer Amanda Renteria.

The request for information from Lynch and the others is the judiciary committee's newest element of its investigation into political interference at the FBI, one that may also probe whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction of justice in his firing of former FBI Director Jim Comey. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, and Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.

In April, The New York Times reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation came into possession of a batch of hacked documents, one of which was said to be authored by a "Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms".

Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe
Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

If Lynch didn't know already, social media told her that she has some splaining to do. "If so, please describe the communications and provide all records relating to them".

Comey testified that Lynch had directed him to refer to the Clinton email case as "a matter" as opposed to an "investigation".

The senators sent letters to Lynch, a former Clinton campaign staffer and two officials from the Open Society Foundation, a group supported by billionaire and Democratic donor George Soros. Additionally, the senators asked if the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted them to investigate the alleged communications. The former attorney general later apologized for the "Innocuous" meeting, saying it was something she came to regret. "Lynch would keep the [investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server] from going too far".

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosentein describe Comey's actions as overstepping his authority.

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