Friday, July 1, 2016

Loretta Lynch: I Will Accept Clinton Email Investigators Recommendations

Earlier this week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch found herself on the receiving end of a visit by former President Bill Clinton when their two planes happen to be parked at the same airport in Phoenix.

According to reports, the chat was about friends and grand kids, with no talk of any official business.

The impromptu face to face immediately drew raised eyebrows from the political spectrum since there is an ongoing investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and Lynch will weigh in heavily on the decision - depending on the investigators final report - on whether any charges might be brought in the aftermath of the investigation.

Today, Lynch assured reporters that she will accept the recommendations of the investigators, no matter the results of the findings.

Via Washington Post:

"I will be informed of those findings, as opposed to never reading them or never seeing them, but I will be accepting their recommendations and their plan for going forward," Lynch said while speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.

The move, first reported by the New York Times, came amid an uproar over Lynch's meeting this week with former U.S. President Bill Clinton while his wife, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the White House, was under federal investigation.

Lynch said she understands how her meeting with Bill Clinton "casts a shadow" over the perception of the Justice Department's probe into Hillary Clinton's email use.
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The private meeting took place on Lynch's plane after she landed in Phoenix on Monday night and Bill Clinton was leaving the airport after a rally for his wife earlier that day.

Lynch, appointed by Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama, told reporters earlier this week that she did not discuss the email investigation or other pending matters before the Justice Department with Bill Clinton, calling their meeting "primarily social."

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