I have to admit I’m a little shocked at that Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that Congress should investigate whether or not former Attorney General Loretta Lynch put pressure on former FBI Director James Comey to cover for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
“I think we need to know more about that,” Feinstein told host Brianna Keilar on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “And there’s one way to know about it, and that’s to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that.”
Feinstein the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee went on to comment about Comey’s Thursday testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
The California senator said in response to Comey’s claims of feeling “queasy” that Lynch asked him to refer to his investigation into Clinton’s emails as a “matter” rather than an investigation, that it would have made her feel queasy too.
“I would have a queasy feeling, too, though, to be candid with you,” she said. “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.”
She then added that she did not want to mix the ongoing investigation into alleged Russian interference in the elections with a new one concerning Lynch and the Clinton campaign.
Feinstein also said she had not made a decision on whether Comey’s testimony with regard to President Trump’s interactions with him concerning the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn amount to obstruction of justice.
“I don’t know whether it’s obstruction of justice,” she said. “I don’t intend to draw any conclusions until investigations are finished.”
Trump has denied some of the statements Comey made with regards to him asking Comey to let the investigation into Flynn go and claims of pledging loyalty. He then added that he was 100 percent willing to testify under oath.
In that end, unless there is a third party that can collaborate the claims of either man, it’s a “he said, he said” scenario.