GOP Rep. Collins on Lisa Page Testimony: ‘Loretta Lynch Has Some Explaining to Do’

During “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News Channel, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, reacted to the recently released transcript of testimony from former FBI legal counsel Lisa Page, former FBI agent Peter Strzok and Justice Department official Bruce Ohr over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information.

Collins said former Attorney General Loretta Lynch “has some explaining to do” over Clinton not being charged with gross negligence.

“Loretta Lynch has some explaining to do, because what we have seen now is that, beforehand, she was giving — she not only told Mr. Comey that this wasn’t an investigation, to consider it a matter, which is an interesting way of putting it, but also now we’re seeing from Lisa Page’s own testimony that the Department of Justice, which she headed, was saying gross negligence is not the standard that’s going to be used here,” Collins told Bartiromo.

He added, “They began to import what’s called intent, which is not part of the law. … Early on, from April/May, and we know from May, when Mr. Comey started writing, the group together came together, and they were going to look at gross negligence, but then began to write an exoneration of Mrs. Clinton long before they ever even interviewed her. So, we know this was coming from the top.”

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