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Trump: Lynch action on Clinton inquiry 'totally illegal'

Posted June 13

— President Donald Trump says actions taken by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the inquiry into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server were "totally illegal."

The president tweeted early Tuesday, "A.G. Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes...gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection. Totally illegal!"

Fired FBI director James Comey testified last week that Lynch, as President Barack Obama's attorney general, directed him on how to describe the FBI probe into Clinton's email practices.

Comey said Lynch told him "not to call it an investigation but to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me."

Comey said the directive, which came amid an open investigation, "gave me a queasy feeling."

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  • John Archer Jun 13, 6:44 p.m.
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    And the GOP has spent millions of our tax dollars on investigations that turn up ZERO evidence of criminality. Get a grip.

  • Ralph Savary Jun 13, 4:22 p.m.
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    I agree. There's going to be a landslide victory but it's not going to be for republicans, not after 4 years of Trump.

  • John Jones Jun 13, 3:12 p.m.
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    No one knows what was said on that plane except for her and Bill Clinton, but I will bet the farm grand kids and soccer practice were NEVER bought up. The Clinton's have been crooked since the Arkansas days, but let's keep investigating to see if the Russians did it...LOL

    It's going to open the gates for the biggest land slide victory in history for the Republicans during the next election cycle.

  • John Archer Jun 13, 3:08 p.m.
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    Trump is not a lawyer, and has no clue what he's talking about. Lynch made a stupid decision, but it was not illegal. You guys really need to do some research before you spout off your hairbrained opinions.

  • Clarence Drumgoole Jun 13, 1:30 p.m.
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    Trump speaking on what's illegal is legally, a joke!

  • Raleigh Rose Jun 13, 12:11 p.m.
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    So, what exactly is Trump saying that Lynch did that was illegal? Since the ultimate decision on charging Clinton with anything rested with the FBI after Lynch recused herself, it's not clear what Trump is referring to. And calling something a "matter" instead of an "investigation" is silly and I disagree with Lynch wanting to do that, it's not illegal. The investigation still went forward and reached a conclusion that Lynch was not involved with.

  • Wayne Hill Jun 13, 11:26 a.m.
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    Of course it is illegal, try something similar in Wake County and you will be in jail so fast it will make your head swim.