What nerve, this from the AG that took the 5th with regards to the secret Iran ransom payments. The top law enforcement person in the United States and she pleads the 5th to Congress. Good move by Comey to break with AG Loretta Lynch and the White House to reopen the Clinton investagation.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch advised FBI Director James Comey against sending a letter to Congress to inform them about the reopening of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
Lynch argued to Comey that he should follow the Justice Department’s practice of not taking actions that could influence the outcome of a presidential election, The New Yorker reported on Saturday.
The FBI director is an employee of the Justice Department and is ‘covered under its policies.’
Comey broke from Lynch, who objected to the move, and independently sent the letter to Congress on Friday, dropping the bombshell about the restarted investigation based on newly discovered emails, rocking Clinton’s campaign.
Comey’s supporters argue that he had to break away from Lynch and act independently on the issue due to her compromising herself when she had an impromptu visit with former president Bill Clinton late into the investigation earlier this year.
He also sent a separate memo to staffers explaining his decision, noting the bureau would not ordinarily inform Congress about its ongoing investigations, but said he felt he needed to do so amid the looming election. DailyMail