Ousted FBI Director James Comey shocked Democrats on Thursday by admitting that Obama-appointed Attorney General Loretta Lynch had essentially told him to stand down with any planned investigation of Hillary Clinton.
Lynch didn’t even refer to the probe as an investigation but as a “matter,” Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Comey said it left him feeling “queasy.”
Now, at least one top Democrat is asking that Lynch be investigated for any alleged interference in the “matter.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-California) told CNN Sunday that Comey’s disclosure of potential wrongdoing by Lynch warrants a closer look.
“I would have a queasy feeling too, to be candid with you,” she said. “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.”
Whether the senator is sincere and that such an investigation would ever get off the ground are other “matters” for discussion.
Comey during his testimony also revealed that never was President Donald Trump the specific target of an investigation into so-called Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. But the biggest revelation was when Comey admitted to being the source of a leaked memo that detailed his private meetings with Trump to the New York Times.