Former AG Loretta Lynch under Senate scrutiny over Clinton email probe

Quick Takes

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 April, The New York Times reported that the Federal Bureau of Investigation came into possession of a batch of hacked documents, one of which was said to be authored by a "Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms".

Notably, the letter does not ask Lynch to comment on Comey's testimony about treating the email investigation as a "matter".

The inquiry comes as the Senate Judiciary Committee examines the firing of former FBI Director James Comey, who President Trump says he dismissed due in part to his handling of the Clinton email probe. He reportedly was anxious that the Justice Department's credibility could be called into question if the announcement came from Lynch, and Russian Federation later leaked the document.

Wannacry ransomeware hits again, forces Honda shutdown
A spokesperson said production at other plants was not impacted, and full operations in Tokyo resumed within 24 hours. The automaker shut down operations at its Sayama plant Monday after finding the malware.

Scalise upgraded to fair condition a week after shooting
As he was leaving the baseball field , Duncan said Hodgkinson asked him if the practice was Democratic or Republican congressmen. Saclise's doctor, Jack Sava, said Scalise will need further operations but he is expected to be able to walk and run again.

Scalise still critical, but expected to recover: Doctor
Republicans and Democrats put aside their differences to root for "Team Scalise" during the Congressional Baseball Game this year. Scalise is the third ranking member of Republican party in the US House of Representatives where it holds a majority.

"During your time in the Justice Department, did you ever have communications with Rep. Wasserman Schultz, her staff, her associates, or any other current or former DNC officials about the Clinton email investigation?" A month later, The Washington Post reported similar facts and provided further details about individuals involved in these communications.

The allegations made in some media reports suggest Lynch privately assured a Clinton campaign staffer the email server investigation wouldn't go too far. Comey's extraordinary action to announce the end of the investigation was a break from Justice Department protocol, and was later cited as justification for his removal from the FBI. According to the Post report, the document - reportedly central to Comey's actions on the Clinton e-mail probe - was assessed by Comey's own Federal Bureau of Investigation to be unreliable and possibly fake. Feinstein told CNN that the revelation of the alleged directive gave her "a queasy feeling too".

One is Lynch's infamous tarmac meeting last June at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport where former President Bill Clinton boarded the attorney general's plane and reportedly stayed there for about 30 minutes for a private chat.

Under sworn questioning, Comey has veered off the topic of President Trump and Russian Federation and revealed several damning incidents in which his predecessor's administration politically interfered in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. So even if the email was bogus there are some related questions the committee might want to ask about Lynch putting her fingers on the scales.

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Yoga Day at DU, JNU
Jun 24, 2017 - 01:35
Praising the impact of the International Day of Yoga in the last three years, Mr. Yoga guru Ramdev performed yoga in Ahmedabad. Yoga connects body, mind and soul.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Google Now Employs AI to Help You Land a New Job
Jun 24, 2017 - 01:32
To integrate directly with Google, you need to publish job postings on your website and make sure those are indexable. Hence, via one single platform of Google, the job seeker can discover jobs posted in any of these portals, instantly.

London Borough evacuating 800 homes due to safety concerns following fire
Jun 24, 2017 - 01:14
The fire spread quickly through the tower block, leading to concerns that cladding on the building did not meet fire safety rules. Police says 79 people are either dead or missing and presumed dead in the blaze, although that number may change.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Batinick on budget impasse: 'Everyday the situation becomes more and more dire'
Jun 23, 2017 - 05:16
It includes a balanced budget with spending caps, property tax relief, workers comp reform, term limits and pension reform. Not as Democrats and Republicans, but as leaders who share bipartisan concern for our state's future.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Senators condemn NK treatment of US student
Jun 23, 2017 - 05:14
Tillerson said the State Department is still working to secure the release of three other US citizens detained in North Korea . Warmbier was to have graduated last month had he not been detained. "Since March 2, no one has seen or heard from Otto".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Liberal Steve Thomson BC's new Speaker in likely short-lived government
Jun 23, 2017 - 05:08
Childcare was a key plank in the New Democrat's platform in last month's election campaign. The amendment would pass with a vote of 44-42, and the government would fall.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Australia to resume airstrikes against IS in Syria
Jun 23, 2017 - 05:02
The statement came after a U.S. fighter jet shot down a Syrian Su-22 some 40km from IS' self-proclaimed capital, Raqqa, on Sunday. According to Washington sources, the jet had bombed US -backed forces.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Andrea Constand Testifies on Day 2 of Bill Cosby Trial
Jun 23, 2017 - 04:56
Agrusa also said records showed 72 calls between Cosby and Constand in the year between the incident and the call to police. Constand, 44, of the Toronto area, is expected to take the stand this week and tell her story in public for the first time.

Mourinho accused of 3.3mn euro tax fraud in Spain
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:23
This is similar to deals struck with the Spanish taxman by fellow Argentinians Javier Mascherano and Lionel Messi a year ago . The football world in Spain has been rocked by charges of tax evasion or corruption pressed against some of its top stars.

Man who shot congressman was living in van, called a loner
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:22
Representative Steve Scalise , two political staffers and two Capitol Police officers sustained gunshot wounds from the rampage. Sue Hodgkinson was at work when a reporter called and said her husband was the suspected Republican baseball practice shooter.

Spanish state prosecutor accuses Jose Mourinho of tax fraud
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:20
Cristiano Ronaldo has been told to appear in court on July 31st to face allegations that he has committed tax fraud. The club - which also won La Liga last season - lead the way in the elite European competition with 12 trophies.

Ronaldo header gives Portugal 1-0 win over hosts Russia
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:18
There was also no place for promising winger Hirving Lozano, 21, who signed a six-year contract for PSV Eindhoven on Monday. That was about it for big chances in the match, though - Portugal played defensively after they scored, and executed well.

Uber drops its CEO at the curb
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:18
As Uber's global workforce crossed 14 000 this year, the many shortcomings that resulted from frantic growth began to show. First are competing ride-hailing companies. "We always knew that at some point Uber and Lyft were going to come back".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Kushner arrives to try for Israeli-Palestinian breakthrough
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:12
They say the U.S.is promising to be actively involved and may even present a declaration of principles as a guide for talks. White House officials played down expectations of a dramatic breakthrough during the visit , the New York Times reported.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Edmonton's McDavid wins first Hart Trophy
Jun 22, 2017 - 10:06
McDavid, Crosby and San Jose's Brent Burns also are up for the Ted Lindsay Award as most outstanding player as voted by peers. Ahead of NHL 18's release, a beta will be available that consists of the NHL Threes , Hockey League, and Online Versus modes.