Specifically, the Senate Judiciary Committee announced last week it will seek hearings to "examine then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch's involvement in the Clinton email server investigation".
Similar letters by the committee leader were sent to Open Society Foundations' General Counsel Gail Scovell, Renteria, and Open Society Fellowship's Leonard Bernardo seeking details about reported communication and copies of any related documents.
The letters that went out to Lynch and Bernardo, Open Society Foundations' General Counsel Gail Scovell and Renteria, the committee members wanted details about reported communications, copies of any related documents and to know whether the Federal Bureau of Investigation contacted them to investigate the alleged communication. "Lynch would keep the [investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server] from going too far".More news: Travel companies brace for Trump's Cuba policy announcement
"Sen. Charles E. Grassley, chairman of the committee, said the investigation is bipartisan", writes The Washington Times. Lindsey Graham and Sheldon White House, the chair and ranker on the subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism.
"Ms. Lynch is a committed public servant who has dedicated much of her career to the Department of Justice and led the department as attorney general in the fair and impartial administration of justice", said spokesman Robert Raben. Debbie Wasserman Schultz about the email investigation. If so, please describe the communications and provide all records of them.
"The committee asked Lynch about any conversations she had with Clinton staffer Amanda Renteria or former DNC Chairwoman Rep".More news: Tropical Storm Cindy churns toward Gulf Coast
Comey had also briefed high-ranking members of the aforementioned committees on documents he discovered indicating that Lynch was obstructing the case.
Comey was reportedly concerned that the communication would raise doubts about the investigation's independence and began discussing plans to announce the end of the Clinton email investigation rather than simply referring it to the Department for a prosecutorial decision. It was also the tarmac meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton.
Though Clinton herself accused Comey of costing her the election by reopening the email probe in late October 2016, Democrats have argued that firing him amounted to obstruction of justice, as the FBI was investigating allegations that Trump's campaign had colluded with Russian Federation, which originated from the Clinton camp.More news: Trump orders more cash, industry input, for apprenticeships