NYT: Lynch Didn’t Want Comey to Notify Congress on Clinton Emails


Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch did not want FBI Director James Comey to send a letter to Congress about the discovery of new emails pertinent to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private server before the November election, The New York Times reported on Saturday.

The Times writes that Lynch was “stunned and confused” to hear that Comey was planning to send the letter just weeks before Election Day.

Justice has rules on election year sensitivities that would not have expressly forbid the disclosure, but they have been widely interpreted by officials in both parties to mean the FBI should avoid releasing information that might turn the result of an election so close to Election Day. Read more.




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