Republicans want to know why Comey didn’t write memo about Lynch

Republicans want to know why Comey didn’t write memo about Lynch

Some Republicans are questioning why former FBI Director James Comey didn't write a memo about his meetings with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

Rep. Pete King (R-N.Y.) and Rep. Louie GohmertLouis (Louie) Buller GohmertHillicon Valley: Facebook, Google face tough questions on white nationalism | Nielsen's exit raisers cyber worries | McConnell calls net neutrality bill 'dead on arrival' | Facebook changes terms for EU data Republicans offer 'free market alternative' to paid family leave YouTube shuts down comments on House hearing on white nationalism over hateful remarks MORE (R-Texas) both raised concerns about the fact that Comey did not write a memo about his conversation with Lynch.

The comments come after Comey testified last week he felt "queasy" last year when Lynch urged him to reword how his agency characterized the probe into former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWhat the Mueller report tells us about Putin, Russia and Trump's election Steve Bullock puts Citizens United decision at center of presidential push Feehery: A whole new season of 'Game of Thrones' MORE's use of email. Lynch allegedly asked that he refer to it as a "matter" rather than an investigation.


Gohmert said at best, the conversation between Lynch and Comey was an "attempt to manipulate the election."

"Credibility is always relevant, it's always material, and when Comey said he ... took a memo of what the president said because he was afraid of what he might do in the future, whereas you have the attorney general herself basically telling him to lie," he said on Fox News.

"She knew it was a criminal investigation — the FBI is not allowed to look into matters, it's got to be an investigation," he argued.

Gohmert said he thinks Comey ruined his own credibility and said Lynch was using her official position to help the campaign of 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

"And that didn't seem to bother him enough to do a memo," he said.

Comey wrote memos after each of his meetings with President Trump. He told the Senate committee last week that he “was honestly concerned he might lie about the nature of our meeting."

“It led me to believe I've got to write it down … I knew there might come a day when I would need a record of what would happen, not just to defend myself but to defend the FBI," Comey said.

King said during an interview on Fox News that it is necessary to learn the reason Comey didn't write a memo about his meeting with Lynch.

"Very important to ... try and figure out why [Comey] didn't take memos, prepared memos, in his dealings" with Lynch, he said.