What was John McCain trying to say?

Cheryl Sanders
June 11, 2017

After previously stating that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's now famous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton led him to make an independent announcement regarding Hillary Clinton's email probe, James Comey revealed during his public testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee that Lynch has also asked him to downplay the investigation. She said, 'Yes, but don't call it that.

During Thursday's testimony Comey told committee members that Lynch had asked him to refer to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails as a "matter," rather than an "investigation".

MCCAIN: "That investigation was going on".

McCain struggled to explain why he was pressing Comey on a "double standard" applied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the Clinton and Trump campaigns.

"The president also never told Mr. Comey, 'I need loyalty, I expect loyalty, ' in form or substance", Kasowitz told reporters at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. "You reached separate conclusions", McCain asserted.

"As a private citizen, I felt free to share that", Comey said. We had a criminal investigation open. So she was clearly involved in this whole situation where fake news, as you just described it, is a big deal took place. And obviously she was a candidate for president at the time. "Maybe going forward I shouldn't stay up late watching the Diamondbacks night games".

Although both Lynch and Bill Clinton have denied they discussed the email probe during their private meeting and instead made small talk about golf and Clinton's grandchildren, both received intense blowback over creating the appearance of impropriety during an ongoing investigation. Comey replied that he was confused.

Cruz continued: "I've got one simple bit of advice for each of us, for the administration and for the majorities in both houses of Congress, which is ignore the political circus, and let's focusing on delivering results".

Complicating things somewhat is the fact that in late October - much to Clinton's chagrin - Comey announced that the investigation into her email server was re-opening after a new batch of emails had been discovered on a computer belonging to Huma Abedin, a top Clinton aide, and her husband at the time Anthony Weiner.

Even Comey appeared befuddled by McCain's line of questioning, as can be seen in the video of the odd moment, below.

If Comey wasn't one of the anonymous sources for this New York Times story directly, whoever did supply all this information to the Times seems to have been inordinately concerned with burnishing Comey's reputation as an impartial law man and otherwise justifying his heavily criticized handling of the Clinton email investigation previous year.

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