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The Senate Judiciary Committee is investigating former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, according to a statement posted on the committee's website Friday afternoon.

The senators are seeking answers about a Russian intelligence memo - which was obtained by the FBI - that suggested Lynch had assured a member of the Clinton campaign, Amanda Renteria, that the investigation into Clinton's emails would not go too far.

Comey had previously told lawmakers he "struggled" with how to handle the email probe because of "a number of things that had gone on... that made me worry that [Justice] Department leadership could not credibly complete the investigation and decline prosecution without grievous damage to the American people's confidence in the justice system".

A bipartisan group of Senate Judiciary Committee leaders is examining former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's alleged interference in the Hillary Clinton email investigation.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Ia., the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the Ranking Member, sent Lynch a letter asking her to provide relevant documents "by July 6, 2017". Lindsey Graham and Sheldon Whitehouse, who lead the subcommittee looking into Russia's meddling - met with Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday to discuss de-conflicting his probe with the Senate investigation.

If Lynch didn't know already, social media told her that she has some splaining to do.

So even if the email was bogus there are some related questions the committee might want to ask about Lynch putting her fingers on the scales.

The senators sent letters to Lynch, a former Clinton campaign staffer and two officials from a foundation supported by Democratic donor George Soros.

Comey had also briefed high-ranking members of the aforementioned committees on documents he discovered indicating that Lynch was obstructing the case.

Lynch's surprise meeting with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac last June drew instant scrutiny from Republicans. When he approached the former attorney general, he was all but thrown out of her office without a response.


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