Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington
- Trump supporters attack independence of Robert S. Mueller III in new ads
- Vice President Pence dropped in on the Koch brothers conference in Colorado
- Trump suggests the special counsel and his Russia probe team are conflicted by their Comey and Clinton ties
- President signs bill to ease discipline and firing of Veterans Affairs Department employees
Former FBI Director James Comey said Thursday that then-Atty. Gen. Loretta Lynch urged him to refer to the investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails a “matter” instead of an “investigation.”
Comey said in his Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that he was confused by the request and that it was one of the reasons he felt the need to publicly announce his findings in the Clinton email case.
Comey said the other major factor was Lynch's meeting with former President Clinton on the tarmac of an Arizona airport. Comey said he had to announce his findings to protect the credibility of the FBI and the Justice Department.