Washington is on fire with the revelation that former FBI Director Jim Comey wrote a memo claiming Donald Trump asked him to call off the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.
But there is another Comey memo floating around.
And it’s bad news for Loretta Lynch.
Republican Congressman Pete Sessions is demanding Comey turn over any memos regarding Loretta Lynch’s meeting with former President Bill Clinton that took place during the investigation into Hillary’s email server.
The Daily Caller reports:
“A House Republican wants to see the entire memo from former FBI Director James Comey on President Trump asking him to drop the investigation of Michael Flynn, as well as any memo Comey might have composed on the infamous meeting Bill Clinton had with Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
“If the New York Times has [Comey’s memo] that means we’re going to be able to see it and I would assume that would be fair. I assume that Mr. Comey also kept, if he’s disturbed by the same memos, that he gave to or about when Mrs. Clinton’s husband appeared in the jet with the attorney general,” Texas Republican Rep. Pete Sessions told The Daily Caller Tuesday.
“So I assume that memo would be available to us also. And I would assume that we will see a number of disturbing trends that took place at the Department of Justice [during the Obama administration] for whatever he’s claiming and I’ll look forward to seeing all those,” Sessions said. “But I cannot comment, because I have not seen them but I would assume that Mr. Comey that if he kept one on this visit, evidently, he has others now look forward to seeing those.”
Most House Republican currently have a “wait and see” approach to recent White House controversies, which include accusations President Trump revealed classified information to a Russian official.”
The meeting prompted Comey to usurp Lynch’s role as Attorney General and decide that Hillary Clinton would not face criminal charges.
Comey described that as the capper where he believed the Department of Justice was fatally compromised in the investigation.
The New York Post reports:
“Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s surprise meeting with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac last year convinced FBI Director James Comey there was no way the Justice Department could conduct an independent probe of Hillary Clinton, Comey testified on Wednesday.
“A number of things had gone on which I can’t talk about yet, that made me worry that the department leadership could not credibly complete the investigation and decline prosecution without grievous damage to the American people’s confidence in the justice system,” Comey told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“And then the capper was — and I’m not picking on the attorney general, Loretta Lynch, who I like very much — but her meeting with President Clinton on that airplane was the capper for me, and I then said, you know what, the department cannot, by itself, credibly end this,” he said.
The FBI chief said that at the time he was preparing to announce the results of the investigation into the former first lady on his own because he didn’t think other top officials at Justice would sound credible doing it themselves.”
Lynch’s meeting with Bill and Comey’s decision are shrouded in mystery.
Critics believe Comey let Clinton off because he didn’t want to be the one to deny the first female candidate her place as President.
Others argued the fix was in the whole time and the investigation was never legitimate.
If Comey wrote memos about his meetings with Trump, did he also write ones about meetings with Obama and officials who worked under him, like Loretta Lynch?
What would they show?
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.