Earlier this week, Americans everywhere were furious to learn that Attorney General Loretta Lynch had secretly met with Bill Clinton in her government jet on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport. Days later, Lynch has made an announcement about the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal email server that nobody saw coming.
According to The LA Times, Lynch has removed herself from the decision-making process on whether to charge Hillary. In an interview at the Aspens Ideas Festival on Friday morning, Lynch admitted that the meeting hurt the Justice Department’s reputation and said she would not do something like it again. She added that she would accept the recommendations of career prosecutors and FBI Director James Comey about how to proceed with the investigation and whether to file any charges.
“I will be accepting their recommendations and their plan going forward,” Lynch said, going on to say that she felt bad that the meeting has “cast a shadow over how people are going to view that work, something I take seriously.”
This came days after Lynch spoke out to claim that she only discussed personal issues with Bill and didn’t talk about Hillary’s case at all.
Our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren,” Lynch told reporters in Phoenix on Tuesday afternoon. “It was primarily social and about our travels. He mentioned the golf he played in Phoenix, and he mentioned travels he’d had in West Virginia. We talked about former attorney general Janet Reno, for example, whom we both know, but there was no discussion of any matter pending for the department or any matter pending for any other body.”
Trump has slammed the meeting, saying it’s “so terrible” and “one of the big stories of this week, of this month, of this year.”
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