Republican congressional leaders took their all-out war with senior Obama staffers to the next level Wednesday, officially sending a “criminal referral” to the Department of Justice over their role in using the infamous ‘Steele Dossier’ to obtain surveillance warrants against Trump campaign insiders.
In an explosive new report from Sara Carter, key details are emerging about the bombshell referral against former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other senior staffers at the FBI and DOJ.
“Congressional lawmakers made a criminal referral to the Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions against former senior-level Obama administration officials, including employees of the FBI connected with the unverified dossier alleging collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, as well as those involved in the warrants used to spy on a former Trump campaign volunteer, this reporter has learned,” writes Carter.
“The lawmakers also made a criminal referral on former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and threats made by her DOJ against the FBI informant, who provided the bureau with information on the Russian nuclear industry and the approval in 2010 to sell roughly 20 percent of American uranium mining assets to Russia,” she adds.
“House Oversight and Government Reform Committee member Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, along with nine other colleagues sent the letter Wednesday to Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray criminally referring former FBI Director James Comey, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for their involvement in the investigations into President Trump and alleged violations of federal law,” says the reporter.
Read the explosive report here.
HILLARY PANICS: Comey Says ‘Damaging’ Info About Lynch Still ‘UNKNOWN' to Public
Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey raised serious questions about President Obama’s Attorney General this week; saying in his new book that there is damaging material about Loretta Lynch’s role in the Hillary investigation that is still “unknown” to the public.
Comey hinted at the secret information in “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” saying had the information “become public” it would have raised “serious doubts” over Lynch’s relationship with the Clintons during her botched email probe.
“Had it become public, the unverified material would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation,” Comey writes.
He goes on to say the material is “a development still unknown to the American public to this day.”
While Comey doesn’t divulge the information, many speculate whether the document relates to Lynch’s infamous “tarmac meeting” with former President Bill Clinton just days before her Justice Department exonerated Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing.
REPORT: Loretta Lynch Aide Sent Talking Points to FBI over Tarmac Meeting
A prominent lawyer who worked for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch drafted talking points regarding her secret tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton, sending that information over to the FBI to help bury the controversial story just weeks before the 2016 general election.
According to emails released by the American Center for Law and Justice, the Attorney General’s top lawyer, identified as Paige Herwig, helped edit Obama administration statements relating to the tarmac meeting.
Herwig currently serves as deputy general counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, the body now probing President Trump’s relationship with Russian officials.
The documents show that DOJ officials began to edit and produce talking points regarding the Lynch-Clinton meeting just two days after news of the secret discussions made national headlines.
“Our talkers on this are below, along with the transcript of the Phoenix presser, where she was asked about this,” said the director of public affairs for the Justice Department. “Happy to discuss further by phone. Please let me know if you get any questions about this. Thanks.”
DOJ officials also asked their FBI counterparts to “flag” stories regarding the meeting that were “gaining traction” around the country.
The “tarmac meeting” between the former Attorney General and Bill Clinton raised serious ethical and legal questions over the FBI’s prosecution of Hillary’s private email server; prompting legislators to question the impartiality of the bureau’s investigation.