FBI Director James Comey is refusing to answer questions in public about Russian hacking of a document that said then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch would not allow FBI investigators to go “too far” in the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server in the run-up to the election last year.
The existence of the document was first revealed in a New York Times article in April. It was found in a batch of hacked documents delivered to the FBI.
“The document, which has been described as both a memo and an email, was written by a Democratic operative who expressed confidence that Ms. Lynch would keep the Clinton investigation from going too far, according to several former officials familiar with the document,” The Times reported.
The document was stolen by Russian hackers, The Times reported.
Judiciary Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, an Iowa Republican, attempted to ask Comey about the document during his testimony on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
According to Breitbart, Grassley noted the report from The Times, then asked Comey, “How, and when, did you first learn of this document? Also, who sent it and who received it?”