Judge Andrew Napolitano said on Fox Business Network on Monday that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch could be forced to testify on potential interface in the Hillary Clinton email investigation — and he claimed that jail time is still a possibility.
“I would actually extend it one step farther. There is enough evidence here, just on the basis of the little snippets given to the Senate Intelligence Committee by former FBI Director Jim Comey, that Mrs. Lynch was either conflicted or working at odds with the Justice Department and in behalf of Mrs. Clinton’s campaign and the DNC when she told them to use different terminology for the investigation.”
Comey recently testified that Lynch instructed him to call the Clinton email probe a “matter” rather than an “investigation.” It was a request that the former FBI director admitted made him feel “queasy.”
Napolitano said the “terminology may be indicative of a mindset on the part of Attorney General Lynch that she was going to do whatever she could to prevent Mrs. Clinton from getting indicted.”
He also said Attorney General Jeff Sessions is within his authority to assign a team of DOJ investigators, FBI agents, and prosecutors to determine if Lynch “obstructed justice” or is guilty of misconduct in office.
“It is alleged, this document has not seen the light of day if it exists, that there are one or several emails between Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Loretta Lynch concerning the behavior that Loretta Lynch will take to further the DNC interests while Mrs. Lynch was attorney general,” Napolitano added.
If such emails exist, it would amount to “misconduct in office.”
“It’s a felony,” he added. “Depending upon exactly what they charged her with, it could be five or 10 years in jail. It’s very serious. It’s the equivalent of obstruction of justice. It’s the same allegation they are making about the president.”