And I know they won’t let me down, cause they’re already standing on shaky ground.
As democrats begin to push away from the soup of Russian collusion, the cauldron in which they have been cooking up their scheme has boiled over, but this time it might just scorch them. The “coincidental” meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch on the tarmac in Phoenix always stunk to high heaven, but the skunk just might have been sighted.
Although Lynch claimed the meeting was a social one, no one in their right mind bought it.
“Our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. It was primarily social and about our travels. We talked about former Attorney General Janet Reno, for example, whom we both know, but there was no discussion of any matter pending for the department or any matter pending for any other body. There was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of the State Department emails, by way of example.”
That would be in no small part because Lynch promised Clinton that the investigation into the Clinton email scandal wouldn’t “go too far.”
We also learned that Lynch basically squashed Comey’s investigation when she ordered him to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter” and not an “investigation.”
That gave Comey what Comey described as a “queasy feeling.”
Comey said her request gave him a “queasy feeling” and also “concerned” him “because that language tracked with how the [Clinton] campaign was talking about how the FBI was doing its work.”
Comey said this gave him the “impression” Lynch was trying to match the wording of the FBI with the Clinton campaign.
“I don’t know whether it was intentional or not,” Comey added. “But it gave the impression that the attorney general was trying to align how we describe our work with the way it was being described in a political campaign.”
“It was inaccurate. We had an investigation open for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we had an investigation open at the time. That gave me a queasy feeling,” he continued.
It is fairly obvious that Lynch was sending Comey a message, and Comey complied. In fact, Comey even ignored the law in doing so. While on the one hand Comey was able to divine Donald Trump’s mind but was unable to divine Hillary Clinton’s mind, finding no intent to mishandle classified information. Intent is not a necessary factor in the mishandling of top secret information and ignorance is no defense.
The disclosure of Lynch’s directive to Comey also made Sen. Dianne Feinstein queasy an she called for an investigation into the matter:
Comey testified on Thursday that Lynch instructed him, without explanation, to call the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use a private email server as secretary of a state a “matter” instead of an investigation. Lynch’s request, Comey said, made him feel “queasy” as it appeared she was “looking to align the way we talked about our work with the way the political campaign was describing the same activity, which was inaccurate.”
“I would have a queasy feeling, too,” Feinstein admitted in a Sunday morning interview on CNN. “I think we need to know more about that and there’s only way to know about it, and that’s to have the judiciary committee take a look at that.”
That peaceful queasy feeling has now settled into Adam Schiff (D-CA):
WASHINGTON – Borrowing a line from ousted FBI director James Comey, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Sunday he’s “queasy” about the possibility of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch meddling in the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“It does give me a queasy feeling as well,” said Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Schiff was siding with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) who also aid she felt “queasy” over the thought Clinton’s email investigation may have become politicized by Lynch.
Appropriately, the Senate Judiciary Committee, seeking to remedy all that queasiness, has opened a probe into the Lynch-Clinton chicanery:
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”
Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.
Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.
I look forward to learning what that “other behavior” was. Someone’s going to leak it. democrats might indeed get their “obstruction of justice” issue, but not exactly what they had in mind.