Gra­ham wants to hear from Obama’s at­tor­ney-gen­eral about Comey

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Alex Swoyer

Sen. Lind­sey Gra­ham told CBS’ “Face the Na­tion” on Sun­day that former At­tor­ney Gen­eral Loretta E. Lynch needs to an­swer ques­tions about ousted FBI di­rec­tor James B. Comey’s tes­ti­mony last week that she re­quested he call the in­ves­ti­ga­tion of former Sec­re­tary of State Hil­lary Clin­ton’s email a “mat­ter.”

“I want to hear from Loretta Lynch,” said Mr. Gra­ham, South Carolina Repub­li­can and a mem­ber of the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee. “I want Comey to come to our com­mit­tee.”

Mr. Comey tes­ti­fied be­fore the Se­nate In­tel­li­gence Com­mit­tee last week that he be­lieved both that At­tor­ney Gen­eral Jeff Ses­sions’s con­tin­ued over­sight of the Rus­sia in­ves­ti­ga­tion would be “prob­lem­atic” and that Ms. Lynch had di­rected him to use the same lan­guage as Mrs. Clin­ton’s pres­i­den­tial cam­paign.

He also said Ms. Lynch “had di­rected me not to call it an ‘in­ves­ti­ga­tion’ but in­stead to call it a ‘mat­ter,’ which con­fused me and con­cerned me.”

“This should be in the Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee,” said Mr. Gra­ham. “If the at­tor­ney gen­eral’s of­fice has be­come a po­lit­i­cal of­fice, that’s bad for the Amer­i­can peo­ple.”

FACE THE NA­TION

“I want to hear from Loretta Lynch,” said Sen. Lind­sey Gra­ham on CBS’ “Face the Na­tion” on Sun­day.

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