The letters, sent Thursday, are signed by Senate Judiciary Chairman Charles Grassley, ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, as well as Sens. Did the Justice Department ever have communication with Wasserman Schultz, her staff, associates or any other current or former DNC officials regarding the Clinton email investigation?
On June 11, Feinstein told CNN that while she could not say whether Lynch asked Comey to provide "semantic cover" to the Clinton campaign, she "would feel queasy, too" if she had been in Comey's shoes.
The committee cites the testimony from former FBI Director James Comey where he indicates that he had lost faith in the credibility of the Department of Justice.
President Donald Trump had decried Lynch during his presidential campaign by often criticizing her "tarmac meeting" with former President Bill Clinton.
The committee sent letters to Benardo, Open Society Foundations General Counsel Gail Scovell, Renteria and Lynch asking for information related to the issue by July 6.
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The shooter was an IL man, James Hodgkinson , who had lashed out against President Donald Trump and Republicans over social media. The FBI said it was investigating the shooter's "activities and social media impressions" in the months leading up to the attack.
"According to anonymous government officials cited [in a 2016 FBI report, ] the discovery of the document "complicated" how FBI and the Justice Department would interact in the investigation because 'if Ms". Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far'. Lynch refused to comment on the report.
Comey was allegedly concerned such communication would call into question the FBI's independence, and chose to announce the conclusion of the email investigation. Circa's John Solomon and Sara A. Carter reported: "During the conversation, Comey told lawmakers he confronted Lynch with a highly sensitive piece of evidence, a communication between two political figures that suggested Lynch had agreed to put the kibosh on any prosecution of Clinton".
The Washington Post story reported the document in question was viewed as "unreliable and possibly a fake" by people within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The FBI never interviewed Wasserman Schultz, Bernardo or Renteria about the alleged email.
Lynch and former president Bill Clinton (center-right) met on an airport tarmac in Arizona previous year, but insisted they never discussed Hillary's pending case.
You can find their letter to former Attorney General Lynch here. The Judiciary Committee is now interested in probing the allegations. The Committee's Chair Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) announced on Friday that he and other leaders on the committee requested material relating to Lynch's alleged political interference.