President Trump: Loretta Lynch Gave Hillary Clinton a "Free Pass"

President Trump: Loretta Lynch Gave Hillary Clinton a

President Trump: Loretta Lynch Gave Hillary Clinton a "Free Pass"

When then-FBI director James Comey announced on July 5, 2016 - one week after Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton on an airplane in Arizona - that Hillary Clinton would not be prosecuted for her use of a private email server, Comey's boss, Lynch, did not know what he was going to do.

On Twitter the President wrote, "Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes.gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection".

Trump was apparently referring to the Justice Department's decision not to prosecute the Democratic presidential nominee past year in relation to her practice of maintaining a private email server while secretary of state.

Former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence last week that Lynch pressured him to downplay the investigation into Clinton.

Comey, who Trump fired last month, said Lynch's choice of wording was an attempt to match it up with how the Clinton campaign was explaining the investigation. "Totally illegal!" Mr. Trumptweeted.

The former Federal Bureau of Investigation director also testified that he and the agency had believed Sessions was "inevitably going to recuse" for reasons he said he could not elaborate on.

In addition, Comey has said Sessions did not respond when he complained that he did not want to be left alone with Trump again.

Asked Monday if the White House thought Sessions should invoke executive privilege to avoid answering questions about his conversations with Trump, presidential spokesman Sean Spicer replied, "It depends on the scope of the questions".

"I would have a queasy feeling, too, though, to be candid with you", the longtime Senate Democrat said. The Washington Post story suggested the dubious email is what motivated Comey, who still was not sure of the intelligence, to come forward with his findings in the Clinton investigation and shut down the case.

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