Ex-Secret Service agent Dan Bongino says fired FBI Director James Comey and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch may be facing a legal minefield in relation to potential obstruction of justice charges in the Hillary Clinton email probe.
Partial transcript via the Daily Caller:
“I’m going to be listening for every word out of her mouth because Loretta lynch should be talking to a lawyer and so should Jim Comey. They shouldn’t be talking to the American public about book sales and interviews.
I believe they may have serious criminal liability on potential obstruction of justice charges based on their handling of the Clinton case. Here is a couple questions for [Lynch]. Number one, why did you ask him to refer, Jim Comey that is, to the investigation into the Hillary Clinton issue as a matter? It was not a matter. It was an investigation
Secondly, what did you do to authenticate the information that came in on the dossier, the Department of Justice had a role in that. What did she do? What did she know and when did she know it? She may be in real trouble here.”
Bongino’s comments come amid reports that the FBI will produce additional documents to Congress on the flawed Hillary Clinton email investigation.
NEW: FBI to produce "3,600 pages of additional material requested by the House Judiciary Committee" concerning Clinton investigation, DOJ says; U.S. Attorney John Lausch asked to oversee production. pic.twitter.com/p96xvOj69p
— ABC News (@ABC) April 9, 2018
The Federal Bureau of Investigation will turn over 3,600 additional documents about the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server to the US House Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department said in a press release on Monday.
“Today the FBI will be producing 3,600 pages of additional material requested by the House Judiciary Committee,” the release said.
The release said Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled the number of people working to fulfill the document request for the House Committee last week.
The Justice Department missed the initial April 5th deadline to produce documents on both the Clinton email probe and FISA abuse.
Over the weekend, President Donald Trump slammed the Justice Department for slow-walking the document transfer.
“Lawmakers of the House Judiciary Committee are angrily accusing the Department of Justice of missing the Thursday Deadline for turning over UNREDACTED Documents relating to FISA abuse, FBI, Comey, Lynch, McCabe, Clinton Emails and much more. Slow walking – what is going on? BAD!” Trump tweeted.
Lawmakers of the House Judiciary Committee are angrily accusing the Department of Justice of missing the Thursday Deadline for turning over UNREDACTED Documents relating to FISA abuse, FBI, Comey, Lynch, McCabe, Clinton Emails and much more. Slow walking – what is going on? BAD!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2018