Schiff: Lynch’s Comments to Comey on Clinton Investigation Also Give Me ‘Queasy Feeling’

• June 25, 2017 11:00 am


Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.) said Sunday that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's urging of former FBI Director James Comey to call the Hillary Clinton email investigation a "matter" also gave him a "queasy feeling."

Schiff responded to the situation after being asked by CNN host Dana Bash if Lynch should come to Capitol Hill to testify.

"It does give me a queasy feeling," Schiff said, referring to similar language by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) and Comey about the situation.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is now investigating whether Lynch improperly interfered in the Clinton email investigation.

"There may be a perfectly accurate explanation by Loretta Lynch about why she thought ‘matter' was the appropriate term rather than ‘investigation.' I wouldn't assume James Comey's characterization is the last word on it, although I'm sure it's accurate," Schiff said.

"I would like to hear what Loretta Lynch's explanation for that is, either by having her come to the Hill or speak publicly about what was, what her thinking was," he added.

"Would you have her come to the House Intelligence Committee?" Bash asked.

"I don't know if this is really part of the Russia investigation. It's more part of the Clinton email investigation. So I'm not sure it's within our purview. But I would like to hear what her explanation is for what that was," Schiff said.

Schiff ended the interview by saying he did not want that to distract from the larger Russia investigation.