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The Rancorous House probe by the FBI and Justice Department ends silently with the interview of Loretta Lynch

A house survey of how the FBI and the Justice Department conducted probes of the alleged Russian band of Trump campaign and Hillary Clinton's emails are fizzling to the nearest legislators interviewed their last scheduled witness Wednesday and have no obvious plans to release a comprehensive report of their findings. Former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch met behind closed doors with members of the House and Monitoring and Government Reform Committees for nearly seven hours in which Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) Called "The Swan Singer for Republicans." The joint investigation has inspired party rancor since it began last year. Republicans insisted that the procedure was necessary to investigate claims of prejudices in federal law enforcement agencies and that Democrats accused them of using the probe to discredit the origin of Robert S Mueller III's inquiry into Russian involvement in the 201 6 election. The political feud is expected to continue, just as the probe ends and the Democrats are preparing to take charge of the House Committees. Many of the Republicans involved insisted that the investigation did not end before they could again interview Deputy Prosecutor Rod J. Rosenstein after reports had revealed suggesting that he proposed secret recording of President Trump and invoking constitutional procedures to remove him from the office. A planned October interview with Rosenstein and the Leadership Leader fell apart. [Contentious probe of FBI, Justice Dept. hangs in the balance as GOP weighs new leadership posts] On Wednesday, rep said. Trey Gowdy (RS.C.) Chairman of…

A house survey of how the FBI and the Justice Department conducted probes of the alleged Russian band of Trump campaign and Hillary Clinton’s emails are fizzling to the nearest legislators interviewed their last scheduled witness Wednesday and have no obvious plans to release a comprehensive report of their findings.

Former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch met behind closed doors with members of the House and Monitoring and Government Reform Committees for nearly seven hours in which Rep. Jamie B. Raskin (D-Md.) Called “The Swan Singer for Republicans.”

The joint investigation has inspired party rancor since it began last year. Republicans insisted that the procedure was necessary to investigate claims of prejudices in federal law enforcement agencies and that Democrats accused them of using the probe to discredit the origin of Robert S Mueller III’s inquiry into Russian involvement in the 201

6 election.

The political feud is expected to continue, just as the probe ends and the Democrats are preparing to take charge of the House Committees. Many of the Republicans involved insisted that the investigation did not end before they could again interview Deputy Prosecutor Rod J. Rosenstein after reports had revealed suggesting that he proposed secret recording of President Trump and invoking constitutional procedures to remove him from the office. A planned October interview with Rosenstein and the Leadership Leader fell apart.

On Wednesday, rep said. Trey Gowdy (RS.C.) Chairman of the Monitoring Committee said there were no plans to speak with Rosenstein before January noting that “if he comes, I do not know about it”. Gowdy also said that he did not know any plans to sum up the panel results. He noted that he could not speak for the Judge Committee’s chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), But his preference would be “to let transcript and let people read them for themselves”. Gowdy did not say when he expected the transcripts to

A spokesman for Goodlatte did not respond to a request for comment.

The House Intelligence Committee voted in October to release transcript of 53 of the interviews conducted by the members, but no one has been realized. So far, the Justice and Monitoring Panels have released a few copies – the latest from two closed door interviews with former FBI boss James B. Comey.

Comey spent the sessions defending the FBI’s review of Trump, his campaign and transition, and administration officials suspected of having ties with foreign governments. Comey also defended his decisions as an FBI director, including Sidstepping Lynch, to publish announcements about the status of the Clinton e-probe.

Comey emerged from the interviews as accused republicans for shilling for the president to the detriment of national security.

On Wednesday, House Republican Lynch responded to several of the arguments that Comey made suggesting that Lynch’s June 2016 meeting in Phoenix with former President Bill Clinton and references to her in actions – because he was abandoned – linked her to Clinton’s made her as if she could not be an objective leader of the justice department.

Her response allows legislators to “get a feel for how apparent Comey was under the Obama administration,” Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), A member of the Monitoring Committee said when he emerged from the session. Issa also said that Lynch’s meeting with Clinton was suspected of Clinton being “a very powerful and wealthy man” and Lynch might need help finding a job.

But some GOP members questioned the value of Lynch’s interview.

“I did not think we learned a lot today,” Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), who will be the top republic of the Monitoring Committee next year, said he left the session.

Many Democrats were unused by Lynch’s testimony.

“With all that happens, I have some trouble getting excited about Hillary Clinton’s e-mails or a relaxed conversation that the then-held Attorney Board had with the former president who passed an airport” Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), A member of the Courts Committee. “We did not learn anything new, no matter how many times we go attorney general Lynch on Capitol Hill. The facts are stubborn things and we have to move on.”

When the Democrats take control of the panels in the New Year, leaders say they plans to keep tabs on issues involving the FBI and the Justice Department – but to ensure that Mueller’s probe continues without interference.

“Our first goal is to protect Mr. Mueller in that investigation,” said Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), Who will chair the Supervisory Committee.

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