Loretta Lynch is about to face a firing line of questions from the House Judiciary Committee today. (Scroll down to see the live Committee Hearing) The embattled Attorney General is sure to face scrutiny for having a private conversation with Bill Clinton on her plane days before she and the FBI gave Hillary a get out jail free pass for sending classified national security information over a private email server.
Lynch has a lot of explaining to do and it will be interesting to see Trey Gowdy cross examine her. The South Carolina Congressman questioned FBI Director James Comey in a fashion to set up charging Hillary Clinton with perjury. We can hope that Loretta Lynch’s feet will be held to the same fire.
Lynch claimed that she and Hillary Clinton’s husband simply chatted about grandchildren and the weather. But House Republicans weren’t born yesterday.
From USA Today:
Lawmakers signaled they will grill Lynch on the decision as well as her controversial, impromptu meeting with former President Bill Clinton while the investigation was underway. Lynch was arriving in Phoenix and Bill Clinton was departing when he relayed through a security detail that he wanted to speak with her. He boarded her government plane and the two spoke for 30 minutes.
Lynch said they didn’t discuss the investigation involving his wife, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, and characterized it as a “social visit,” but she conceded it “cast a shadow” over the investigation and she “certainly wouldn’t do (it) again.” After the meeting became public, she made an unusual pledge not to influence the Justice Department probe and to let stand the recommendations of career investigators and prosecutors in the case.
But the meeting prompted a sharp backlash, and Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., who will chair Tuesday’s hearing, said the ensuing recommendation not to prosecute raises “serious concerns” and is “uniquely troubling in light of” the “secret meeting.”
“No one is above the law and the American people need to know that federal law enforcement is taking this misconduct seriously,” Goodlatte said.
Watch the Judiciary Committee:
Justice should be blind. Laws weren’t written with an exclusion for the Clintons. Hillary should be held accountable just as you or I would be. What question would you ask Loretta Lynch?
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H/T: USA Today