Democrats were oh-so confident in Comey sharing his accounts with Congress, but Republicans knew there was going to be a proverbial foot making its way into the collective, liberal mouth. More, when it works in their favor, Democrats hold Comey responsible for why Hillary Clinton didn’t win the presidency.
Nevertheless, the Capitol Hill crowd are skeptical of what has been said of Loretta Lynch and the “matter” that is Hillary Clinton—especially what Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) has said. Feinstein herself feels uneasy about Comey’s account of Lynch’s behavior. She’s actually pushing for a look into there being a possible obstruction of justice.
On State of the Union with Briana Keilar, Feinstein spoke on a particular portion of Comey’s Congressional statements:
“Keilar: ‘He felt clearly that Loretta Lynch was giving cover to the Clinton campaign. Was she?’
Feinstein: ‘I can’t answer that. I would have a queasy feeling too, though, to be candid with you. I think we need to know more about that, and there’s only one way to know about it, and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.’
Keilar: ‘So you think it’s worth investigating if, in a way, this was semantic cover being given to the Clinton campaign?’
Feinstein: ‘Yeah, but this is a separate investigation…and I don’t think we should mix the two.’”
Here’s a better look at that conversation:
[Video: courtesy of CNN]
That exchange was referring to the following section of Comey’s statements:
[Video: courtesy of Bloomberg]
Additionally, Representative Peter King (R-NY) and Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) are o the mind there needs to be a closer look at Lynch’s position on Comey. Gohmert said Lynch’s behavior was “at best an attempt to manipulate the election.” He added “the FBI is not allowed to look into matters; it’s got to be an investigation.”
King said Comey needs to answer some “very important [questions] to…try and figure out why he didn’t take memos, prepared memos, in his dealings” with Lynch—if her requests to Comey resulted in him being “queasy.” Further, because Comey felt no need to record and annotate his Lynch conference—this was what drove him to personally reconsider the FBI’s legitimacy on the matter—it would make no sense that Comey would compile memos on his interactions with President Trump (for fear of Trump falsifying those details in the future).