Most Americans Think Lynch Should Be Investigated for Obstructing Justice in Clinton Probe

Monica Sanchez | June 15, 2017
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Former AG Loretta Lynch

Most Americans think former Attorney General Loretta Lynch should be investigated following a bombshell revelation that she had asked former FBI Director James Comey to call the Hillary Clinton email probe a “matter” as opposed to an “investigation.”

According to a new Rasmussen poll, 54 percent of likely U.S. voters believe Congress should launch an investigation into whether Lynch sought to influence the FBI’s investigation of Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. Twenty-nine percent (29%) disagree while 17 percent are undecided.

Along party lines, Republicans (72%) are more likely to think an investigation is appropriate. A significant 50 percent of voters not affiliated with either major party agree.

Only 40% of Democrats want Congress to investigate the “matter.”  

Comey during his testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee last week shared that Lynch directing him to call the Clinton email probe a “matter” was what ultimately led him to make the controversial decision of reopening the Bureau’s investigation just days ahead of the election.

He said that the direction “confused” and “concerned” him.

President Trump on Tuesday accused Lynch of giving Clinton “a free pass and protection.”

“Totally illegal!” he tweeted.

Congress members on both sides of the aisle are calling for an investigation. 

Members of the Judiciary Committee are pressuring Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Ia.) to ask Lynch to testify under oath whether she attempted to influence the Clinton probe. 

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