In a June 2017 interview under oath with the House Intelligence Committee, Comey said Lynch had pressed him to downplay the significance of the Clinton email review in September 2015.
“The attorney general had directed me not to call it an investigation, but instead to call it a matter, which confused me and concerned me,” Comey testified.
Transcripts of closed-door interviews with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, and others were released Monday evening. Out of an abundance of caution, these transcripts have a limited number of narrowly tailored redactions, relating only to confidential sources and methods, non-public information about ongoing investigations and non-material personal information,” Collins said. Lynch and McCabe’s interviews were included in the stash, along with transcripts of interviews with former FBI Principal Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson, assistant director in charge of the FBI’s New York Field Office William Sweeny, former FBI chief of staff James Rybicki, and others. [According to the Washington Examiner]