Trump tweet accuses former Attorney General Lynch of making decisions ‘for political purposes’

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Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted his criticism of former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, saying she gave Hillary Clinton “a free pass” in the investigation of her use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Lynch “made law enforcement decisions for political purposes” and “gave Hillary Clinton a free pass and protection, Totally illegal!” Trump tweeted. The Washington Examiner, the Washington Post and Politico have stories.

According to the articles, Trump was apparently referring to congressional testimony by former FBI director James Comey, who said Lynch directed him to refer to the agency’s probe of Clinton’s server as “a matter” rather than an investigation.

“That concerned me because that language tracked the way the campaign was talking about the FBI’s work, and that, that’s concerning,” said Comey, who was fired by Trump on May 9 and testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee last Thursday.


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