This was a big revelation. No surprised that ABC passed-up reporting on it.
In addition to his testimony about President Trump and the Russia investigation, former FBI Director James Comey testified on the suspicious actions of Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Thursday. Comey recalled how Lynch told him to refer to the Clinton e-mail investigation as something other than what it was. “I want to know, was she going to authorize us to confirm we had an investigation? And she said “yes, but don’t call it that. Call it a ‘matter,’” he told the Senate Intelligence Committee. When it came to the coverage from the Big Three Networks, ABC ignored it while CBS and NBC stepping in.
According to Comey, Lynch’s pushing didn’t stop with her request. “And I said, “Why would I do that?” And she said, ‘Just call it a ‘matter.’’ And again, you look back in hindsight, and you think should I have resisted harder,” he explained.
“And that concerned me because that language tracked the way the [Clinton] campaign was talking about the FBI’s work, and that– that’s concerning,” Comey continued. He added that “as I said before the Federal Bureau of Investigation, we had an investigation open at the time and so that gave me a queasy feeling.”