Report: Lynch's Testimony Forces White House to Backpedal on Email Probe
President Obama's attorney general was pressed today on Capitol Hill about what the administration knows about the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the Department of Justice never briefed the White House about the investigation.
“I can assure you that neither I nor anyone from the department has briefed Mr. Earnest or anyone at the White House about this matter or any other matters,” Lynch said.
The statement appeared to contradict a comment by White House spokesman Josh Earnest on January 29 in which he said that "some (DOJ) officials have said that (Clinton) is not a target of the investigation."
Chief Intelligence Correspondent Catherine Herridge joined "Special Report" for more in the inconsistencies on the matter.
Herridge said that with Lynch's testimony today, Earnest had to "walk back those comments that at the time appeared very helpful to the Clinton campaign."
Herridge also reported that on the matter of pursuing criminal charges, Lynch said she would give "considerable weight to the FBI agents and their investigative findings."
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