WASHINGTON, June 12, 2017 — Democrats and the media said that Hillary Clinton was ordained by history to be the first female U.S. president. If former FBI Director James Comey is to be believed, President Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, was determined to make that happen.
During last week’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, asked Comey whether “under Department of Justice and FBI norms” Lynch should have recused herself in the Clinton email matter and allowed “the deputy attorney general to appoint a special counsel. That’s essentially what’s happened with director [Robert] Mueller [in the Trump-Russia collusion investigation]. Would that have been an appropriate step?”
“Certainly, yes, sir,” said Comey.
Comey also conceded that it appeared as if Lynch refused to order a special counsel in the Clinton email probe “after President [Bill] Clinton, former President Clinton met on the plane [at a Phoenix airport] with the attorney general.”
He said the ethically-challenged Lynch almost made him consider “whether I should call for the appointment of a special counsel.”
But Comey, a good career man, did what was in the best interest of a careerist: He seconded the opinion of his corrupt master at the Justice Department, Loretta Lynch.
While Obama’s Justice Department did everything it could to quash the appointment of a special counsel in the Clinton email matter, the Trump administration did no such thing regarding the investigation into Trump-Russian collusion.
In fact, Trump’s Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from the matter.
Meanwhile, one of the first female members of the U.S. Senate, Democrat Dianne Feinstein, told CNN what they did not want to hear:
“I would have a queasy feeling too,” said Feinstein of Comey’s uneasiness with Lynch’s ethical lapse. “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.”
That was the last paragraph in the CNN story. It’s what in the news business is called “burying the lead.”
Instead, CNN began what should have been an investigative story on Lynch with the following fake-news lead: “The top Democrat on the Senate judiciary committee on Sunday repeated her call for the panel to investigate whether the Trump administration sought to obstruct justice in events surrounding the federal probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.”
A casual observer of the news might not know that one of the first female U.S. senators wants to know more about the shady deal hatched between the second female U.S. attorney general and what many thought would be the first female president, Hillary Clinton.