Amid the James Comey’s Senate testimony, which was mostly nothing, he former FBI Director made statements that are BIG NEWS.
The statements had nothing to do with President Trump, but rather implicated the Clintons and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in colluding to downplay the FBI investigation Hillary Clinton’s emails.
During the testimony Thursday morning, Sen. Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina, asked Comey if his decision to make public comments about the Clinton investigation was influenced by Lynch’s “tarmac meeting” with Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport.
“Yes. In an ultimately conclusive way, that was the thing that capped it for me, that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department,” Comey said.
“Were there other things that contributed to that that you can describe in an open session?” Burr asked.
Comey said the one he could speak out about was an unusual directive from Lynch.
“At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey said. “But that was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly.”
What Comey was speaking of when he said he had to “step away from the department” is he had to blow the lid off the investigation to get out what was going on.
New York Post Reports:
Ousted FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that he suspected former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was in cahoots with the Hillary Clinton campaign last summer.
Lynch, he said, told him not to refer to the probe into Clinton’s private email server as an “investigation.”
“She said just call it a matter. … That concerned me because that language tracked how the campaign was talking about the FBI’s work,” he said.
Former President Bill Clinton’s surprise meeting with Lynch at an Arizona airport also prompted him to go public with results of the FBI probe into the email server.
“That was the thing that capped it for me, that I had to do something separately to protect the credibility of the investigation, which meant both the FBI and the Justice Department,” Comey said.
Comey announced last July that criminal charges were not warranted, angering Republicans.
Look at these Twitter responses:
Holy shit! James Comey just admitted to colluding with Loretta Lynch to falsify his statements to benefit Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
— Stefan Molyneux (@StefanMolyneux) June 8, 2017
Loretta Lynch is having a surprisingly bad day in the Comey testimony
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) June 8, 2017
Per James Comey…
No proof Trump obstructed, but…
Loretta Lynch did!
— CNN Is ISIS & Hitler (@NolteNC) June 8, 2017
So, in the end, Comey provides evidence of Loretta Lynch’s obstruction — not Trump’s. Wow. This hearing is a disaster for the Democrats.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 8, 2017
Loretta Lynch told me not to call Clinton email probe an ‘investigation’ ~ #JamesComey
So Democrats, how are all those cover-up going?
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) June 8, 2017
I’m looking forward to the follow up hearings featuring testimony from Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch, Terry McAulliffe, etc.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) June 8, 2017
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