President Trump on Tuesday accused former Attorney General Loretta Lynch of “illegal” behavior in her handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s secret email server, alleging the ex-top cop provided “protection” for the Democratic presidential nominee.
The president drew attention to Lynch ahead of a Senate hearing where his own AG, Jeff Sessions, is set to testify on the Russia investigation.
Trump’s tweet appeared to draw on the related June 8 testimony of former FBI Director James Comey — whom Trump controversially fired. Comey revealed to Congress that Lynch told him to call the investigation a “matter” when speaking to the press and said he was also troubled by Lynch’s meeting on a Phoenix tarmac with former President Bill Clinton. Comey was so disturbed by the incidents, he held a press conference himself to discuss the case before presenting his findings to Lynch.
“A.G. Lynch made law enforcement decisions for political purposes…gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection. Totally illegal!” Trump tweeted.
Originally published by Fox News.