Loretta Lynch Releases Feisty Statement Before Highly Anticipated James Comey Interview
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a feisty statement just hours before fired FBI Director James Comey’s interview is set to air on ABC.
Loretta Lynch just torched James Comey.
Her statement below. pic.twitter.com/f5JQImsMSU
— Kambree Kawahine Koa (@KamVTV) April 15, 2018
McCabe, Comey, Lynch all throwing each other under the bus is interesting …
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) April 15, 2018
Lynch just threw Comey under the bus, after Comey threw McCabe under the bus to the DOJ IG. This is starting to get interesting… https://t.co/2mD7gYTq6H
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 16, 2018
Lynch’s partial statement via The Hill follows:
“Everyone who works for the Department of Justice has an obligation to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the work of the Department. That is why, at the critical early stages of this case, I followed the Department’s long-standing policy of neither confirming nor denying the fact of an ongoing investigation,” Lynch said in a statement obtained by CNN. […]
“This policy both predates my tenure in the Department and will live on long after the current debate is over,” she continued. “Any suggestion that I invoked this bedrock policy for any other reason is simply false.” […]
“It was a meeting like any other that we had had, where we talked about the issues,” Lynch said. “You know, we had a full and open discussion about it. And concerns were not raised.”
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported Comey admitted that Lynch attempted to suppress and reframe the investigation into former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s illegal private email server. Lynch purportedly directed Comey to immediately stop referring to the Hillary probe as an “investigation” or a “probe” and, instead, refer to it as a much more gentle “matter”.
Comey had a second meeting with Lynch where he confronted her about her election interference.
According to the report, when confronted, Lynch stared at Comey with a ‘steely silence that lasted for some time’ before she asked him to leave her office.
Documents released in August of last year show Comey exonerated Hillary Clinton before the investigation into her email conduct had concluded. Even more concerning is “Mr. Comey even circulated an early draft statement to select members of senior FBI leadership,” reported Townhall.