Barack Obama’s second Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, met with former President Bill Clinton on a Phoenix tarmac just weeks before the 2016 presidential election. If you’re not aware of this story, then you weren’t following along closely enough last year.
You’d have to assume what happened is that Lynch agreed to not prosecute then-Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton over her email server fiasco in exchange for remaining on as AG through the former FLOTUS’s first term.
We’ll never know the truth.
However, not a week after Bill’s and Loretta’s “coincidental” meeting, Hillary was cleared of all wrongdoing. That should tell you everything you need to know.
Though, of course, that is an opinion.
Now, Lynch will be making her way to Capitol Hill to face questions surrounding her involvement in influencing the 2016 race, per Washington Times:
The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.
In a letter to Ms. Lynch, the committee asks her to detail the depths of her involvement in the FBI’s investigation, including whether she ever assured Clinton confidantes that the probe wouldn’t “push too deeply into the matter.”
Fired FBI Director James B. Comey has said publicly that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s emails, and he also hinted at other behavior “which I cannot talk about yet” that made him worried about Ms. Lynch’s ability to make impartial decisions.
Mr. Comey said that was one reason why he took it upon himself to buck Justice Department tradition and reveal his findings about Mrs. Clinton last year.
More, via Click on Detroit:
Comey testified to the Senate judiciary committee in May that Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton made him feel the Justice Department could not “credibly complete the investigation” and that’s why he spoke publicly.
Comey told the Senate intelligence committee in June that Lynch had asked him to call the Clinton probe a “matter” rather than an investigation.
Lynch has said she regrets not realizing her meeting with Bill Clinton would be problematic and that it was “painful” it raised questions about the integrity of the Justice Department.
In addition to the intelligence panels, the Senate judiciary committee has also been interested in Lynch. The committee in June asked her to disclose any conversations with the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee about the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s private server.
Lynch would be among several Obama administration officials who have come before both the House and Senate intelligence committees as part of their investigations into Russia’s election meddling. House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes is also investigating “unmasking” — revealing the identities of Americans who were communicating with foreign officials under surveillance by the US intelligence community — of Trump campaign officials by the Obama administration during the transition, which he and other Republicans say was politically motivated.
Power is expected to be questioned about the unmasking matter, but her aides have said she has done nothing improper.
What do you make of this? Will we learn anything?
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