Loretta Lynch says Comey lied when he claimed she told him to downplay Clinton email probe

Tough call on which lying hack you are to believe…

From Daily Mail: Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch told investigators she did not ask former FBI Director James Comey to refer to the Hillary Clinton email review as a ‘matter’ instead of an ‘investigation,’ according to a transcript released Monday night.

Comey claimed in his 2017 sworn testimony that Lynch ‘directed’ him to call the investigation a ‘matter’ during a September 2015 meeting.

The transcript of Lynch’s December 19, 2018 interview with a joint task force of the House Oversight and Judiciary committees, which was released by Judiciary ranking member Doug Collins, clashes with what Comey testified under oath.

‘I did not. I have never instructed a witness as to what to say specifically. Never have, never will,’ Lynch told the congressional investigators, according to the transcript.

It is not clear if Lynch is only denying specifically directing Comey on what to say in his sworn testimony, or if she is also denying telling him how to refer to the investigation publicly or to the press.

Lynch has been accused of helping stifle any investigations into Hillary Clinton’s emails in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election. The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate faced scrutiny over her use of a private email account to conduct State Department business during her time as Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama.

The incident involving Lynch and Comey took place in the midst of the Clinton email review in September 2015, before the hearing where Comey was asked about the investigation.

Comey said in his 2017 statements that he had been ‘confused and concerned’ by Lynch’s request.

‘The attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,’ Comey testified, adding it was one of the reasons he decided to ‘step away from the department’ so the case could be credibly closed.

‘The Clinton campaign, at the time, was using all kind of euphemisms – security review, matters, things like that, for what was going on,’ Comey continued.

Comey said he knew they were getting to a place in the investigation where they would both have to speak about it publicly. ‘And I wanted to know, was she going to authorize us to confirm we had an investigation?’ Comey said. ‘And she said, ‘Yes, but don’t call it that, call it a matter.’ And I said, ‘Why would I do that?’ And she said, ‘Just call it a matter.’’

When asked about Comey’s 2017 statements on the meeting during the congressional investigation last December, Lynch said she had been ‘surprised’ by his testimony.

‘I was quite surprised that he characterized it in that way,’ Lynch said. ‘We did have a conversation about it, so I wasn’t surprised that he remembered that we met about it and talked about it.’

‘But I was quite surprised that that was his characterization of it, because that was not how it was conveyed to him, certainly not how it was intended,’ she continued.

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greenworxx
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greenworxx

Lynch and Comey are both despicable liars. Isn’t it great to watch them throw each other under the bus to try to save their own hides?!

Alma
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Alma

I snitch on you, you snitch on me, we snitch on them. They snitch on each other in order to save what piece of ass they have left to sit on the hot seat. Go to jail, do not pass GO, and collect the sentence imposed to you. Wouldn’t you love to see that happen?

Lophatt
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Lophatt

Interviewed by CNN Lynch offered: “He be a WHITE dirty rat. Asked later for comment, Comey volunteered “She’s a slimy black rat with grease on it. Besides, did you know that I’ve been proposed for sainthood?” I am speechless. Someone is trying to convince me that the Obongo administration was crooked. Lawd, lawd. Day weren’t no YT outfit!. Dees guys done cleared to work at da big house. Let’s see, an utter and complete CIA fabrication selects all of his affirmative action playmates and sets off to scam Whitey for eight years. Now, for eight years nobody calls the man… Read more »

William
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William

Rats deserting a sinking ship and ratting each other out. Rats gonna rat, it’s what they do. Lynch is lower than pond scum and Comey actually compared himself to Thomas a Becket. Talk about hard core delusional. I’d like to see a little more swamp-draining action, we have really no idea what 2020 will bring. And Barry the Magic Gay Kenyan Negro is off playing golf somewhere. These creatures are a malignant cancer. Hang ’em high Trump, all of them. This may be our last chance

kjf
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kjf

Does not matter, no one is going to jail.

Substitute managment snd labor for polis and plebs

“We have been successful in dividing society against itself by pitting labor against management, This perhaps has been one of our greatest feats, since in reality it is a triangle, though only two points ever seem to occur. In modern industry… capital, which force we represent, is the apex. Both management and labor are on the base of this triangle. They continually stand opposed to each other and their attention is never directed to the head of their problem.”

-Harold Rosenthal

TrailDust
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They all lied. It’s their native language.

Steven Broiles
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Both persons are liars, but I would tend to believe Lynch on this one.

This is just the appetizer, I hope, before we finally get to the main course, namely, Hillary, the Klownish Koughing Kween.