Just hours before his big interview aired, former Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch released a statement attacking former FBI Director James Comey.

Like other Clinton loyalists, Lynch is not happy with statements in Comey’s book about the Clinton investigation, and in a blast of Democrat on Democrat violence, she let everyone know before his big moment.

Here’s an excerpt.

I have known James Comey almost 30 years. Throughout his time as Director we spoke regularly about some of the most sensitive issues in law enforcement and national security. If he had any concerns regarding the email investigation, classified or not, he had ample opportunities to raise them with me both privately and in meetings. He never did.

That’s not mild, that’s political. But it is an attack on both his integrity and his word, and it was strategically released right before his big moment in the sun. She might as well have called him “morally unfit.”

On Comey’s revenge and get rich tour, the Stephanopolous interview was set to be one of the feathers in his media blitz cap. And Clintonista and former Obama AG Lynch deliberately stomped on it.

Here is Lynch’s statement in full:

Over almost two decades as a federal prosecutor I have aggressively prosecuted drug dealers, violent gangs, mobsters, and money launderers, upheld the civil rights of all Americans, and fought corruption of all types –– whether by elected officials from both sides of the aisle or within organizations like FIFA. Through it all I have never hesitated to make the hard decisions, guided by the Department of Justice’s core principles or integrity, independence and above all, always doing the right thing.

The Justice Department’s handling of the Clinton email investigation under my leadership was no exception. It was led by a team of non-partisan career prosecutors whose integrity cannot be overstated and whom I trusted to assess the facts and make a recommendation – one that I ultimately accepted because I thought the evidence and law warranted it.

Everyone who works for the Department of Justice has an obligation to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the work of the department. That is why, at the critical early stages of this case, I followed the departments long-standing policy of neither confirming nor denying the fact of an ongoing investigation. This policy both pre-dates my tenure in the Department and will live on long after the current debate is over. It neither misleads nor misinforms, but instead both protects investigations and guarantees equal treatment of those under scrutiny, whether well-known or unknown. Any suggestion that I invoked this bed rock policy for any other reason is simply false.

Throughout the process I did what I always do: rise above politics and uphold the law. At no time did I ever discuss any aspect of the investigation with anyone from the Clinton campaign or the DNC.

I have known James Comey almost 30 years. Throughout his time as Director we spoke regularly about some of the most sensitive issues in law enforcement and national security. If he had any concerns regarding the email investigation, classified or not, he had ample opportunities to raise them with me both privately and in meetings. He never did.

A lot of padding in there. The gist is she’s basically claiming “I’m morally fit and professionally competent and you’re not.” Ouch.

Comey really knows how to make enemies.