During the course of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, former FBI director James Comey said he had a troubling exchange with then-attorney general Loretta Lynch.
During a meeting with Lynch, Comey said that the attorney general told him: “Don’t call it that (an investigation). Call it a matter. Just call it a matter.’’
Comey made the comment as part of his Thursday testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Though he disagreed with her, and thought it was becoming increasingly “silly’’ to describe the review as anything less than an investigation, Comey said he remembered thinking at the time, “This isn’t a hill worth dying on.’’
Still, Comey said the direction gave the “impression’’ that the government was aligning its work with the Clinton campaign.
“It gave me a queasy feeling,’’ he said. Readmore at USA Today.