Nancy Pelosi implied that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's downplaying of the Hillary Clinton private server scandal was not "such a big deal."

Former FBI Director James Comey said under oath before Congress Thursday that Lynch had directed him to downplay Clinton's then-ongoing private email server scandal by referring to it as a "matter," not an "investigation."

"It was misinterpreted," Pelosi said at a press conference. "Matter, investigation, I don't know that that's such a big deal."

Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported her off-camera questions to Comey about Mrs. Clinton's term "security inquiry" to refer to her email scandal.

"He said to us point blank: 'I don't even know what that means, a security inquiry. We do investigations here at the FBI,'" Herridge related.

Back in campaign season, former President Bill Clinton and former attorney general Lynch raised eyebrows with their unconventional meeting on a tarmac in Phoenix, Ariz. on June 27.


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Critics looked askance at the unusual contact, questioning whether Lynch could be trusted to avoid favoritism in the email investigation.

The House minority leader said President Clinton was making a "courtesy visit" to Lynch, not colluding with her.

"[Lynch] made the American voters' decision a little bit easier when it came to election day based on this type of at least perceived collusion," since voters were concerned about government corruption, Townhall.com editor Katie Pavlich said on "America's News HQ."

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