The political accusations without foundation have been flowing from Democrats since the day Donald Trump was elected president. It was only a question of time before the accused became the accusers.
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a bipartisan investigation into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered politically in the criminal probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. The only question a neutral party can ask is how it took so long?
The committee, led by Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, includes Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein, Crime and Terrorism Subcommittee Chairman Lindsey Graham and Ranking Member Sheldon Whitehouse. They are seeking information about alleged political interference by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the FBI’s investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
It was destined to happen after the circumstances surrounding the removal of James Comey as FBI Director. Earlier in the year, The New York Times reported that the FBI had obtained hacked documents. To be more specific, one appeared authored by a “Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far.”
Almost instantly, Chairman Grassley requested the document from the Justice Department, which has failed to respond. The pressure mounted as The Washington Post reported similar facts and provided further details about individuals involved in these communications.
It was discovered the email in question was sent by none other than the then-chair of the Democratic National Committee Debbie Wasserman Schultz to Leonard Benardo of the Open Society Foundation. It implicated Lynch as privately assuring Hillary campaign staffer Amanda Renteria that the FBI’s investigation wouldn’t “go too far.”
This is hardly something one would expect of the nation’s premier law enforcement officer of the people. But it only got worse. Comey testified to Congress earlier this month that Lynch’s instructions to him about how to frame the probe caused him to lose confidence in Lynch’s independence, and that of DOJ.
It is all very bad news for the former attorney general. As Comey told Congress, “At one point, Lynch directed me not to call it an ‘investigation’ but instead to call it a ‘matter,’ which confused me and concerned me. That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we are to close this case credibly.”
That was very astute for a former big-time prosecutor and the director of the nation’s premier investigative service. The question now becomes, why was the Clinton campaign defining the investigation, which was in fact an investigation, “a matter?”
This could be the beginning of a whole new chapter of investigations aimed directly at the Obama administration and their own indiscretions. It appears the media’s probe of Trump is completely empty. Will that mean they are as dedicated to the 24/7 investigation of former Obama people?
The operative words in this answer are “highly unlikely.”