Attorney General Loretta Lynch "went out of her way to tell half-truths and outright refer us to things that made no sense" during her testimony Tuesday to Congress about her decision to close the Hillary Clinton email investigation without criminal charges, Rep. Darrell Issa told Newsmax TV
"She misled people in her answers many, many times," the California Republican told "The Steve Malzberg Show" in an interview. "In some cases, she misled so much that the American people need to understand.
"For example, I asked her very specifically, 'Were there political appointees in this process that led to no charges to Hillary Clinton?'" Issa said. "She kept repeating about how these were career lawyers and dedicated public servants.
"What she wasn't answering is, 'Yes, there were people who were politically appointed.' They served in that particular role at hers and the president's pleasure.
"So, in some cases, she went so far as to not answer the question in a way in which she misled the American people," he said. "That's a problem."
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Issa chaired the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee when Congress held former Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress in 2012 over the botched "Fast and Furious" gun-running operation.
Lynch succeeded Holder in April 2015. She testified for more than four hours Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on her decision in the Clinton email investigation.
Issa's new book is "Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington's Biggest Scandals."
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