The California Democrat added on CNN’s “State of the Union” that she wants Attorney General Jeff Sessions to testify before the committee, referring to Sessions’ announcement Saturday that he plans to appear before the Senate intelligence panel instead of House and Senate subcommittees that oversee the Justice Department’s budget given the intent of lawmakers to question him about the Russian Federation investigation.
“She said yes, don’t call it that, call it a matter“.
Comey told the senators that using the word matter looked to him like she was doing the Clinton campaign bidding. During that dinner, according to notes jotted down afterward by Comey, Trump tells him, “I need loyalty, I expect loyalty”.
“I would have a queasy feeling, too”, Feinstein admitted in a Sunday morning interview on CNN.
And, again, you look back in hindsight, you think should I have resisted harder?
“At one point, 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 said.
Speaking to donors several days after her loss, Clinton said the first Comey announcement sapped enthusiasm from Democrats and blunted what had seemed like strong momentum toward a victory.
That investigation “necessarily includes [the] DOJ and FBI’s handling of both the ongoing review of Russian interference in the 2016 election and the closed Clinton-related investigation”, a spokesman for Grassley told The Post, adding that the American people “deserve to know whether improper political interference affected either case”. There’s still no concrete evidence of any malfeasance, and the Times’ discredited story ought to concern other reporters that Obama loyalists could be manipulating them as part of the “resistance”.
“Former Director Comey requested a meeting in September of 2015 in which he asked the AG and other Department officials for guidance on how to discuss the investigation at his upcoming testimony before Congress”, said the official who provided an emailed statement on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. “Obviously she was a candidate for president so she was clearly involved in this whole situation”.
“I don’t think it’s for me to say” whether Trump committed obstruction, Comey demurred, “but that’s a conclusion I’m sure the special counsel will work toward, to try and understand what the intention was there and whether that’s an offense”. Three days later, on June 5, deputy White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Trump will not block Comey from testifying.
Comey confirmed at the hearing that his decision was influenced by the meeting. We were getting to a place where the attorney general and I were both going to testify and talk publicly about it I wanted to know was she going to authorize us to confirm we have an investigation. “Yet at the same time, in the case of Mr. [Trump], you said that there was not enough information to make a conclusion”.
In the Clinton-Lynch case, Fox News pushed the narrative that the Clintons believe they are above the law.
McCain says he wants Comey to answer whether or not Trump’s interactions with Comey constitute obstruction of justice.