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Feinstein: Comey-Lynch Bombshell Should Prompt Judiciary Probe

CNN's "State of the Union"

By Eric Mack   |   Sunday, 11 Jun 2017 11:34 AM

Fired FBI Director James Comey's Senate Intelligence Committee testimony this week that he felt "queasy" amid an assertion former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was providing cover for Hillary Clinton last summer is enough to prompt a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday.

"I would have a queasy feeling, too, though, to be candid with you," Feinstein told CNN host Brianna Keilar on "State of the Union." "I think we need to know more about that, and there's only one way to know about it, and that's to have the Judiciary Committee take a look at that."

Feinstein then pivoted back to a potential Senate Judiciary Committee investigation into whether Comey's testimony and President Donald Trump's combined actions might be able to build a case of obstruction of justice.

"Yes, but this is a separate investigation we're talking about, and I don't think we should mix the two," she told Keilar about the Lynch-Comey question. "Right now, this is the total integrity of the president of the United States. This is a very big deal, Brianna. It should be all hands on deck, and everybody should welcome a second committee getting involved, particularly on the technical legal aspects of obstruction of justice."

Sen. Feinstein, who serves on both the Judiciary Committee and Intelligence Committee, said the obstruction of justice case might hinge on the words from Comey's private moments with President Trump after the room was cleared of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who employs the FBI Director appointed by the office of the president and, in this case, fired by the president.

"Now, 'Can't you just let it go,' are the words that are fairly indelibly impressed upon my mind," Sen. Feinstein told Keilar. "And there are no witnesses. If there are tapes, please — and the president's equivocal on this — bring those tapes forward."

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Fired FBI Director James Comey's testimony this week he felt "queasy" amid an assertion former Attorney General Loretta Lynch provided cover for Hillary Clinton last summer is enough to prompt a Senate Judiciary Committee investigation, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Sunday.
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