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Harrington: Republicans and Democrats Have Publicly Called for Lynch to Testify

• June 15, 2017 5:27 pm

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Washington Free Beacon reporter Elizabeth Harrington told Fox News on Thursday that "both Republicans and Democrats have publicly called for Loretta Lynch to testify" about revelations that she told former FBI Director James Comey to refer to the bureau's probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server as a "matter" instead of an investigation.

"That is definitely something that needs to be looked into. I think Sen. [Chuck] Grassley is committed to subpoenaing her and getting to the bottom of this," Harrington said.

Harrington said the "infamous" tarmac meeting last summer between Lynch, the former attorney general who served during the Obama administration, and Bill Clinton has come to be significant in the larger email saga.

"James Comey refers to the investigation as a matter and publicly comes out and says that they're not going to press charges," she added. "This all happened within two weeks of each other. That tarmac meeting seems to be very important, especially in light of Comey's recent testimony that he basically accused Loretta Lynch of being politically motivated by calling the investigation a matter."

Host Stuart Varney asked Harrington how likely it is that Lynch testifies.

"I think it's likely that Congress will at least attempt to get her to testify. If she actually testifies, I'm sure she does not want to and they'll try to find ways to get her out of it," she said.