The former vice presidential candidate dodged on Comey’s testimony that Loretta Lynch may have intervened in the e-mail investigation.
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), the 2016 Democratic vice presidential nominee, wouldn’t answer questions about former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony on the Hillary Clinton email investigation in an appearance on CNN on Friday.
Comey testified that President Obama’s attorney general, Loretta Lynch, pressed the former FBI director to call the investigation a “matter.”
Regarding comparisons to the investigation into President Trump, Kaine said, “That’s ridiculous, because where is the action?”
Kaine only called the segment “interesting,” before pivoting to Trump.
“You were part of this presidential campaign. Was there a talking point, that you weren’t going to refer to the Hillary Clinton emails as an investigation and just call it a ‘matter’?” host Alisyn Camerota asked.
Kaine denied that the Clinton campaign ever had a talking point to classify the investigation under a different name. He then said this issue is a distraction from the investigation into the Trump administration.
Camerota then played a segment from the hearing, showing Comey describing his concern with former President Clinton’s tarmac meeting with Lynch.
“I thought that was pretty much irrelevant in the hearing yesterday. 2016 is over, this is about 2017,” Kaine said.
The Virginia senator then pivoted, once again, to discussing the Trump administration.
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