COMEY BOOK: Incident ‘Still Unknown’ to Public Would ‘Cast Serious Doubt’ on Lynch’s Independence COMEY BOOK: Incident ‘Still Unknown’ to Public Would ‘Cast Serious Doubt’ on Lynch’s Independence – NTK Network

COMEY BOOK: Incident ‘Still Unknown’ to Public Would ‘Cast Serious Doubt’ on Lynch’s Independence

One of the most mysterious, and underreported, parts of Comey's book concerns the independence (or lack thereof) of Obama's attorney general.

By NTK Staff | 04.20.2018 @12:00pm
COMEY BOOK: Incident ‘Still Unknown’ to Public Would ‘Cast Serious Doubt’ on Lynch’s Independence

James Comey’s book, “A Higher Loyalty,” is out, and Washington, D.C. is talking nonstop about the ex-FBI director’s interactions with President Trump and his decision-making during the Clinton email investigation.

One underreported aspect of the book, though, concerns President Obama’s former attorney general, Loretta Lynch.

On pages 172 and 178 of his book, Comey refers ominously to a “development still unknown to the American public to this day,” that would “cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation.”

The passage on page 172 reads as follows:

But in early 2016, there was a development that threatened to challenge that [Clinton email] effort significantly. A development still unknown to the American public to this day. At the time, we were alerted to some material that had come into the possession of the United States government. They came from a classified source – the source and content of that material remains classified as I write this. Had it become public, the unverified material would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation.

Comey mentions the Lynch revelations again on page 178:

First, in mid-June, the Russian government began dumping emails stolen from institutions associated with the Democratic Party. It began with entities calling themselves DCLeaks and Guccifer 2.0. They were stolen emails intended to harm Clinton and the Democrats. This made very real the prospect that the classified material relating to Loretta Lynch might drop at any moment, not decades from now. As noted earlier, the release of that material, the truth of which we had not verified, would allow partisans to argue, powerfully, that the Clinton campaign, through Lynch, had been controlling the FBI’s investigation.

It will be impossible to know exactly what Comey is referring to until the information is declassified, but based on the book passages, one can assume they involve emails between Lynch and/or her representatives and Clinton and/or her campaign aides.

Was the attorney general or her team communicating with Clinton or her team while the Department of Justice was investigating Clinton’s conduct? Time – perhaps decades – will tell.

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