Last year, Hillary Clinton’s campaign should have been stopped dead in its tracks by the scandal involving her private email server. She intentionally lied to Congress, the American people and the courts about her emails. She violated a number of laws. When push came to shove, FBI Director James Comey did not trust then Attorney General Loretta Lynch or other top Justice Department officials concerning the Clinton probe. He reports that he believed they would provide some type of protection to Clinton.
FBI Director James Comey reportedly did not trust former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other senior officials at the Justice Department, speculating they might provide Hillary Clinton some political cover over her email scandal during the presidential election.
Comey’s so-called “go-it-alone strategy” in the Clinton investigation emerged from suspicions that Lynch and other Justice Department officials might look to down play the email probe, The New York Times reported Saturday.
Comey’s suspicions may have been confirmed in a 2015 meeting when Lynch reportedly told him to use the word “matter” instead of “investigation” when publicly discussing the probe. According to the Times, Lynch said that using the world “investigation” would raise other questions and argued that the department should maintain its policy of not confirming whether an investigation was ongoing.
Part of the reason Comey did not trust Lynch is that she refused to recuse herself from the probe into Hillary’s email scandal after she met privately with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac at Phoenix International Airport. Furthermore, Lynch did not want Comey to notify congressional investigators as to what the FBI found on Clinton’s laptop and there is more.