Former FBI Director Jim Comey’s testimony did not go as planned.

His appearance before the Senate was supposed to be the death knell of Donald Trump’s presidency.

Instead, he dropped a stunning bombshell about Loretta Lynch.

During his testimony, Comey was grilled about his handling of the Clinton email investigation.

Senators wanted to know why he went public and exonerated Clinton.

Comey claimed it was because Loretta Lynch put him in a difficult situation because she had exerted pressure on him to line up his public statements with the Clinton campaign’s talking points.

Business Insider reports:

As fired FBI Director James Comey testified Thursday mostly on his conversations and communications with President Donald Trump, he revealed one bit of major news unrelated to the growing investigations involving the White House.

And a law professor says that looking back, the incident could have changed the course of last year’s presidential election.

Comey said during testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to refer to the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as a “matter” instead of an “investigation.”

Comey said the request he recalled “gave me a queasy feeling.” It also echoed language the Clinton campaign itself was using.

“That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we’re to close this case credibly,” Comey said.

Conservatives immediately pointed out Lynch had strayed into possible obstruction of justice testimony.

And one law professor – who blasted the GOP for the email investigation – was forced to recant and admit the Republicans were right and Lynch was in big trouble.

Business Insider also reports:

After hearing Comey’s Thursday remarks, Jed Shugerman, a law professor at Fordham University, said he could no longer “stand by my earlier criticism that the GOP was asking about Clinton emails to distract from the Trump questions.”

“They may have intended to change the subject, but they found a real subject to investigate further,” he added in an email to Business Insider.

The professor called the apparent pressuring of Comey to use “matter” instead of “investigation” a “huge mistake” and “a partisan intrusion” on Lynch’s part.

It “probably changed history by making Comey more skeptical about her and the Clintons’ role,” he said. “I inferred that it had an effect on Comey that may have changed how he handled the investigation later. She will face very tough questions. And it validates the follow-up questions on the Clinton campaign on their handling of the emails.”

Experts expect to see Lynch hauled in front of the Committee to explain herself.

And some conservatives are wondering why there is a special counsel to investigate the fake news Russia story while the crimes of the Obama administration are ignored.

We will keep you updated on any new developments in this story.