New Texts: Was Loretta Lynch Conspiring with James Comey?

Joe Scudder
Written by Joe Scudder

The only reason to disbelieve in Loretta Lynch conspiring is to take her word that she wasn’t.

Some insist that the idea of Loretta Lynch conspiring with the FBI on the Hillary Clinton investigation is ridiculous because she was the FBI’s boss. But these people forget that, when Lynch’s secret meeting at the airport with Bill Clinton was revealed, she assured everyone that she would accept Comey’s report, thus asserting that it was an independent investigation from her.

Now, it turns out that even pro-Clinton and anti-Trump agents believe she and Comey were working together.

Sharyl Attkisson writes at The Hill, “Was Lynch coordinating with Comey in the Clinton investigation?

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew well in advance of FBI Director James Comey’s 2016 press conference that he would recommend against charging Hillary Clinton, according to information turned over to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Friday.

The revelation was included in 384 pages of text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and it significantly diminishes the credibility of Lynch’s earlier commitment to accept Comey’s recommendation — a commitment she made under the pretense that the two were not coordinating with each other.

And it gets worse. Comey and Lynch reportedly knew that Clinton would never face charges even before the FBI conducted its three-hour interview with Clinton, which was supposedly meant to gather more information into her mishandling of classified information.

On July 1, 2016, as the Lynch announcement became public, Page texted Strzok:

Page: And yeah, it’s a real profile in couragw [sic], since she knows no charges will be brought.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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