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Democratic senator calls for Lynch investigation after Comey testimony

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday during an interview on CNN that the Senate Judiciary Committee should investigate former FBI Director James Comey’s allegation that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch directed him to downplay the bureau’s probe into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)\n

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Sunday during an interview on CNN that the Senate Judiciary Committee should investigate former FBI Director James Comey’s allegation that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch directed him to downplay the bureau’s probe into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

During his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week, Comey said that Lynch, who lead the Justice Department under former President Barack Obama, told him to refer to the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s emails as a “matter”and not as an “investigation.” Comey said the request “confused me and concerned me,” later adding that it gave him a “queasy” feeling.

On Sunday, CNN's Brianna Keilar asked Feinstein: "He felt clearly that Loretta Lynch was giving cover to the Clinton campaign. Was she?”

"I can't answer that,” Feinstein replied. “I would have a queasy feeling too, though, to be candid with you.”

The senator said, “I think we need to know more about that and there's only one way to know about it and that's to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that."

Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, emphasized that an investigation into Lynch’s alleged directive should be kept separate from the investigation into possible collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russia.

“I don’t think we should mix the two,” she said.

(H/T: Washington Free Beacon)

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