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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Rasmussen Minute: Congress Asks About the Loretta Lynch 'Matter'

In his testimony to the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, former FBI Director James Comey said he became confused and concerned when former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch instructed him to refer to the FBI's criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton's e-mail server as "a matter,” rather than an investigation.

Comey said the request, made by the same attorney general that he felt compromised her office by secretly meeting with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac while his wife was under criminal investigation, troubled him because the language Lynch told him to use aligned with the language the DNC and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign were using at the time.

Ranking members of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham, have since called for further investigation into the Comey-Lynch "matter," which is the subject of this week's Rasmussen Minute.