Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

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Comey was reportedly concerned that the communication would raise doubts about the investigation's independence and began discussing plans to announce the end of the Clinton email investigation rather than simply referring it to the Department for a prosecutorial decision.

In the course of the investigation into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, serious questions have been raised about the possibility that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch may have engaged in wrongdoing with regard to the FBI's criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mails.

Largely unreported by the news media, these questions surrounding Lynch are so serious that, in his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee this month, Comey conceded that the appointment of a special counsel in the Clinton e-mail case would have been appropriate due to his concerns about Lynch.

James Comey, left, Loretta Lynch, right.

"I don't think she should be subpoenaed on the strings of the [former] president (Bill Clinton) going by and saying hello, which I think was a mistake", Pelosi said in response to a question from TMN at a news conference on Thursday regarding recent comments made in an interview by the Ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein of California.

The committee also sent a letter asking Lynch to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI's investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server, The Washington Times reports. The probe comes after former FBI Director James Comey admitted Lynch directed him to call the probe a "matter", not an investigation, as People's Pundit Daily first reported on May 11. Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C, and Ranking Member Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., also attached their names. And Debbie Wasserman Schultz denies having recounted any such conversation in an email.

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.

All were also asked whether they had been contacted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation under Comey regarding the allegations or provided them with any documents pertaining to the communications.

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