The Republican Party has opened a proceeding aimed at investigating and prosecuting James Comey and Hillary Clinton, requesting information from the Department of Justice that they believe will uncover the “criminal plot”.
Two days after Donald Trump sought to find out why “Hillary’s crimes” were not being investigated, an amendment was requested from the Department of Justice to appoint a special adviser to investigate the suspicious businesses of James Comey, Loretta Lynch and Hillary Clinton during the last election cycle.
This amendment requires information about “leakage by James Comey”, “the consequences of the immunity agreement given to possible accomplices such as Hillary Clinton”, and Comey’s decision “to usurp the authority of then-state attorney Loretta Lynch in his unusual statement that no criminal charges will be brought against Clinton.”
“In my district, my constituents say, ‘Hey, what’s going on with investigation of the crimes of the previous administration?’ ” said Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.), one of the amendment’s sponsors. “When I hear talk that this contains right-wing conspiracies — well, I’ll tell you, my constituents think what’s going on in the other bill are left-wing conspiracy theories.”
The amendment requires the Justice Department to appoint a special counsel to investigate the raft of 2016 campaign controversies involving Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), another sponsor, suggested a probe of Comey’s interactions with sources, the Obama administration, and especially former attorney general Loretta E. Lynch. After referring to part of the amendment that asked for documents about Lynch’s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton in Phoenix, just a few days before her FBI interview, Jordan argued that Comey also needed to explain why he followed Lynch’s direction to call the Clinton email probe a “matter” instead of an investigation.
“Last time I checked, he wasn’t director of the Federal Bureau of Matters,” said Jordan. “We’ve got all these investigations about Putin’s influence in our election. How about the Obama administration’s influence on our election?”