The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Friday that it has opened an investigation into allegations that former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch tried to interfere in Hillary Clinton’s email probe, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The committee sent a letter to Lynch asking her to explain her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, and whether she gave assurances to the Clinton camp that the investigation wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”
Committee chairman Chuck Grassley and Democratic California Sen. Dianne Feinstein sent a letter this week to the former Obama senior official requesting information.
Former FBI director James Comey earlier said that Lynch tried to influence the way he talked about Clinton’s email investigation.
Comey, who was fired by President Donald Trump from his post in May, also said Lynch displayed behavior that made him concerned about her ability to make impartial decisions.
The inquiry comes as the panel looks into the firing of Comey, who President Trump said he removed partially because of his handling of the Clinton email investigation.