Former FBI director James Comey told lawmakers on Thursday that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch urged him to call the Clinton investigation a “matter” and not an investigation, 100% Fed Up reports.
Comey recalled a meeting with Lynch, in which he was told by the then attorney general told him: “Don’t call it that (an investigation). Call it a matter. Just call it a matter.”
Though he disagreed with her, Comey said he didn’t push back. He said, “This isn’t a hill worth dying on, OK.”
But the former FBI director said that he felt “silly” to not publicly acknowledge the investigation as both the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were already talking about it on the campaign trail.
Comey’s remarks were part of his highly anticipated testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
As FBI director, Comey did not recommend filing of charges against Clinton, though he concluded that Clinton’s handling of classified information as “extremely careless.”