Plead the 5th: Loretta Lynch LIED to House Judiciary Committee
Last year, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch chose not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information.
Old news, right.
At the time, Lynch firmly denied ever talking to anyone on the Clinton campaign. Ok, more old news.
Now the fresh stuff.
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The Senate Judiciary Committee has launched a bipartisan investigation into Lynch for possible obstruction of justice.
Honestly, after the last Comey hearing things got bad for Lynch. But now, it really sort of sucks to be Lynch.
According to the New York Post,
During the House Judiciary hearing, Rep. David Trott (R-Mich.) slammed Lynch for failing to recuse herself from the Clinton investigation despite meeting privately with the target’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, a week before the then-attorney general let Hillary skate. Then, referring to rumors of her possibly staying on in a hypothetical Hillary administration, he asked if Lynch had met with anyone on Hillary’s staff during the yearlong investigation, to which she replied: ‘I have not spoken to anyone on either the campaign or transition or any staff members affiliated with them.’
The committee, however, now knows from a document obtained by the FBI reportedly showing a Democratic operative’s claim that Lynch had privately assured Renteria that the Justice Department ‘would not push too deeply’ into the investigation of Clinton’s private e-mail server, which contained top secret information from the State Department.
Somebody in the FBI has been talking.
Further, there’s a document; perhaps a very informative document.
The committee also wants to know why Lynch asked FBI Director Comey to leave her office when he confronted her with it. That doesn’t sound good, at all.
The plot thickens.
We all want to know exactly what happened during Lynch’s secret tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton during the investigation of Hillary Clinton. And the committee is looking into it.
To hear Lynch tell it, she and Bill said, “Hello” and chit-chatted about grand-kids. Except, the Secret Service and FBI security detail had to give the meeting a green light. And they cleared the plane of cameras and cell phones. So the two could talk about grand-kids?
Want a good laugh? Lynch’s lawyer now says she’ll “fully cooperate” in the Senate investigation. After all, during the House hearing Lynch “forgot” or feigned confusion at least 74 times during a four-hour hearing. She could plead the 5th this time around, but there’d be no coming back from that. Not politically, not legally, not professionally.
It was about a year ago, during the July 2016 congressional hearing, that Lynch punted it all to Comey:
Every case stands on its own separate facts and application of those facts to the law . . . I can tell you … that all the relevant facts were considered and investigated thoroughly and reviewed by the entire team. … Their recommendation was that the matter be resolved in the way that it was recommended.
Gotta wonder what someone promised that woman in exchange for such remarkable weakness. But losers beget losers.
We know what Comey recommended, and we know that Clinton paid no price for her misdeeds. The jury’s still out as to whether Lynch will pay any real price for hers.
It’s interesting that Democrat Dianne Feinstein has joined Republican Chuck Grassley in a bi-partisan quest for justice. Feinstein said the idea of Lynch’s possible misconduct made her “queasy.” To make a Democrat queasy might be the Seventh Sign.
Democrats having crisis of conscience?
I suggest the remaining Democrats stand upwind from this mess. Because Loretta Lynch is in some deep doo-doo.
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