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Former FBI Director James Comey told members of Congress in closed-door meetings that he confronted former Attorney General Loretta Lynch over her alleged interference in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, according to a new report from Circa.
Citing “sources who were directly briefed on the matter,” Circa reported that Comey confronted Lynch with a “sensitive document” after her infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton.
The reported meeting got pretty tense. More from the report:
Comey told lawmakers in the close door session that he raised his concern with the attorney general that she had created a conflict of interest by meeting with Clinton’s husband, the former President Bill Clinton, on an airport tarmac while the investigation was ongoing.
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.
Comey said “the attorney general looked at the document then looked up with a steely silence that lasted for some time, then asked him if he had any other business with her and if not that he should leave her office,” said one source who was briefed.
Comey recently testified that Lynch previously asked him to refer to the Clinton email probe as a “matter” rather than an investigation, seemingly aligning the FBI’s language with the Clinton campaign. He said the phrasing was not accurate.
The former FBI director claimed Lynch’s request made him feel “queasy.”
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said on Sunday that the Senate Judiciary Committee needs to take a look at Lynch’s actions during the Clinton email investigation to ensure no interference occurred.
"I would have a queasy feeling too, though, to be candid with you,” she said. “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.”