by Kristina Peterson and Kate O’Keeffe
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday invited FBI Director James Comey to testify before Congress Thursday to explain his recommendation not to press criminal charges against presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server while secretary of state.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who has faced heavy scrutiny over a recent conversation with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, was invited to testify at a separate hearing.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R., Utah) said Wednesday that Comey would appear before the committee Thursday morning as an invited witness. It was not immediately clear if Comey had agreed to testify.