Politics

Lynch's Lying Trip Down Memory Lane

Ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch talks about the Clinton and Comey fiasco.

Jordan Candler · Apr. 10, 2018

Ex-Attorney General Loretta Lynch interviewed with NBC’s Lester Holt to address her performance during the exceptionally mismanaged Hillary Clinton email probe. Clinton, you’ll recall, eluded justice despite her nefariously channeling emails through a surreptitious email server, which not only broke State Department rules but also endangered national security — all with the intent of shielding her foundation (a.k.a. “slush fund”) and political aspirations.

All of which is to say: Clinton deserved to be prosecuted. But Lynch — then the nation’s highest law enforcer — preemptively communicated how the investigation would ultimately conclude when she conversed privately with Hillary’s husband during the probe. According to CNS News’ Susan Jones, “Lynch told Holt that because of her tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton, she would have recused herself from the Hillary Clinton case if legal experts had advised her to do so, but they did not.” Well, of course they didn’t — most, if not all, of them are careerists and leftists who, like Lynch, tried everything they could to ensure Clinton’s coronation.

Still, Lynch acted as if Comey’s personal exoneration of Clinton was wrong. When Lester inquired, “Did he usurp your authority?” Lynch retorted: “Well, it certainly was an unusual move. It was a different way to deliver a recommendation to the attorney general. I have not had any of my other law enforcement agencies deliver a recommendation in a case to me in that way.” She then advised Comey “to speak to why he took those actions.”

Of course, Comey at least pretended to be equally leery of Lynch, though she denies it. In the interview, Lester mentioned that “Comey says you want to call it ‘the Clinton matter.’ He wants to call it ‘the Clinton investigation.’” Speaking of Comey, Lester described this disagreement as something that “bothered him.” However, Lynch now contends that “concerns were not raised” in their dialogues. Who’s the bigger liar?

According to NBC News, “Lynch again insisted she and the former president did not talk about Hillary Clinton … or any other criminal investigations. Instead, Lynch said Bill Clinton told a ‘long but charming story’ about grandchildren. The two also chatted about ‘issues of the day,’ such as Brexit.” That’s about as truthful as claiming Comey’s upcoming book tour isn’t about profiting off his firing and accentuating his anti-Trumpness.

Apparently, Comey and Lynch weren’t just competing when it came to figuring out how to handle the Clinton probe; they’re competing even now. The “he said/she said” imbroglio is not necessarily going to help their case, nor is it necessarily going to fuel the anti-Trump bandwagon. Ironically, and more importantly, it also underscores the extent to which Obama’s Justice Department was far more political than it was impartial.

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