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Watch Robby Mook awkwardly dodge questions about Loretta Lynch raised during Comey's testimony

Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was a surprising target during former FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the Senate on Thursday. "At one point, the attorney general had directed me not to call [the probe into Hillary Clinton's private email server an] investigation but instead to call it a 'matter,' which confused me and concerned me," Comey said, referring to Lynch. "That was one of the bricks in the load that led me to conclude I have to step away from the department if we're to close this case credibly."

Appearing on CNN later, Hillary Clinton's former campaign manager, Robby Mook, found himself in an uncomfortable position trying to explain the situation. "If [Lynch] did that, Robby, would that be appropriate?" anchor Brooke Baldwin asked after Mook denied Comey's account.

"I just don't know, I'm not an expert on the Justice Department," Mook awkwardly dodged. "I don't know what its status was at that time."

Watch the uncomfortable interview below. Jeva Lange