This Is What Loretta Lynch Said When Cornered About Her Clinton Meeting

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Having been forced to remove herself from the Hillary Clinton email probe, Loretta Lynch admitted that her shockingly ill-advised private meeting with Bill Clinton has "cast a shadow" over the investigations and questions on the meeting are "fair." Her magnanimity was further expressed "I wouldn't do it again," while claiming that she had made the decision to 'recuse' herself days before her Bubba meeting.

Highlights - "No Comment" on the system being rigged...

The headlines of what she said:

  • *LYNCH ON BILL CLINTON SAYS QUESTIONS ON CLINTON MEETING FAIR
  • *LYNCH SAYS HER BILL CLINTON MTG RAISED QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS
  • *LYNCH SAYS HILLARY CLINTON E-MAIL INVESTIGATION INDEPENDENT
  • *LYNCH SAYS `FULLY EXPECT' TO ACCEPT INVESTIGATOR RECOMMENDATION
  • *LYNCH SAYS SHE'LL BE BRIEFED, `WILL BE' ACCEPTING FINDINGS
  • *LYNCH SAYS DECISION ON HANDLING CLINTON PROBE MADE BEFORE MTG
  • *LYNCH SAYS SHE, BILL CLINTON TALKED GRANDKIDS, TRAVEL ON PLANE
  • *LYNCH SAYS MEETING `CAST A SHADOW' OVER PROBE OF CLINTON E-MAIL

 

As we detailed earlier, on Monday evening US Attorney General Loretta Lynch conveniently just happened to meet up with Bill Clinton for a private meeting on her plane on a Phoenix airport tarmac.

Despite Lynch promising everyone that the only things that were discussed were Bill's golf game and grandchildren, conservative watchdog Judicial Watch requested that the DOJ's Office of the Inspector General investigate the meeting. As The Hill reports, pressure is intensifying on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to hand off oversight of the federal investigation connected to Hillary Clinton’s private email server...

Calls for Lynch to step aside — which had already been simmering for months — appeared primed to boil over Thursday following the attorney general’s unscheduled, private meeting with Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton.

 

“Considering the ongoing criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton, this secret meeting between the Attorney General and Bill Clinton shows an astounding lack of judgment by Loretta Lynch,” House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) said in a statement on Thursday calling for Lynch to recuse herself.

 

“Given the culture of unaccountability in the Obama Administration, it is unlikely that Attorney General Lynch will heed the growing calls for her resignation,” he said. “But at a minimum, Lynch should immediately recuse herself from the Justice Department's criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s unlawful activities, and appoint a special prosecutor to handle the case, so the American people can know the truth about this secret meeting and finally rest assured the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton is being conducted fully and impartially, without even the appearance of corruption.”

And, now, as AP reports, a Justice Department official said that Loretta Lynch intends to accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and federal agents make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

"The Attorney General expects to receive and accept the determinations and findings of the Department's career prosecutors and investigators, as well as the FBI Director," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the ongoing probe.

 

Lynch was expected to discuss the matter further at a summit Friday in Aspen, Colorado.

 

This revelation comes amid a controversy surrounding an impromptu private discussion that Lynch had aboard her plane on the tarmac at a Phoenix airport on Monday with Clinton's husband, former President Bill Clinton. That get-together has been criticized as inappropriate by Republicans and some Democrats at a time when the Justice Department has been investigating whether classified information was mishandled through Clinton's exclusive use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

 

Lynch told reporters that she did and Bill Clinton did not discuss the email investigation during the encounter.

 

The announcement also appeared intended to assuage concerns, particularly among Republicans, that Lynch — a Democratic appointee — might overrule recommendations from the agents and prosecutors who have worked on the case. Disputes on charging decisions between the FBI and the Justice Department are not uncommon, particularly in national security cases, though many legal experts see any criminal prosecution in this matter as exceedingly unlikely.

 

Decisions on whether to charge anyone in the case will be made by "career prosecutors and investigators who have been handling this matter since its inception" and reviewed by senior lawyers at the department and the FBI director, and Lynch will then accept whatever recommendation comes, the official said.

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So by releasing this statement does that mean that Lynch routinely overrides other case recommendations from the FBI and DOJ staff? Also, based on the fact that the FBI may very well leak the facts of the case if the DOJ doesn't follow its recommendation, we will be able to learn whether or not Lynch is telling the truth. We won't hold our breath.

"I did not have email-probe-relations with that man"

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Haus-Targaryen's picture

The US has really turned into a banana republic.  This is some real African political shit going on right now. 

Bank_sters's picture

Without principles we are savages.   The psychopaths often rise to the top and leave us to fight them generation after generation...

 

Without self determination we are slaves.

Supernova Born's picture

Fine, release the emails today.

Otherwise it is complete bullshit as usual.

EscapeKey's picture

how convenient. this way, a new AG will need to spend a considerable amount of time "catching up", which means Clinton will be good to run for the presidency.

it's her turn, after all.

StackShinyStuff's picture

If for some "asteroid impact odds" of impossibility that Hillary goes down for any of this (benghazi, e-mails, the dozens of other things she has done) I will eat a plate of human shit.  That's how confident I am this bitch will skate. Cunt.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

Since we are now a Banana Republic, I am hereby declare myself Generalissimo of The Golden Revolution Front and will set about growing a mustache and constructing a manifesto. 

BaBaBouy's picture

BREAKING ... Wow ... (Did Dis Happen In uSA ???)

Reporter: FBI ordered ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones’ during Clinton/Lynch meeting

"“The former president steps into her plane. They then speak for 30 minutes privately. The FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones.'”

http://hotair.com/archives/2016/07/01/reporter-fbi-ordered-no-photos-no-...

jcaz's picture

No, she's on OUR plane.   So is he.  These are two civil servants,  not royalty-  slap her with a subpoena and let her tell us EXACTLY what she's doing on the taxpayer dime here.....

HopefulCynical's picture

I think we're actually a Watermelon Republic, now.

WordSmith2013's picture

http://stateofthenation2012.com/?p=41636

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CLINTON CRIME REPORT: First Bill visits with the AG, Then State refuses to immediately release emails
Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Warning: Before play back video, have preparation of vomit bag. C'mon Amerikansky, you are not really buy this chit chat clap trap!? Really? Where are you misplace your brain and gonad!?

dogfish's picture

They talked about the first thing to pop up.

CNONC's picture

Even Bill's wouldn't pop up for that porcine wideass.

Tarzan's picture

Considering the "career Prosecutors" at the DOJ will need to finish reading the emails before they make these recommendations she promises will be heeded, and that it's going to take 27 months to do so, what we've possibly learned is,

 

In about 30 months the report will say nothing to see here, Lynch will keep her word and not prosecute, a few dissenting investigators and witnesses will disappear in tragic accidents, and we'll all be reminded of all the money we wasted investigating our dear leader.

 

This will be about the same time she unveils her super cool gun toting robots, built in her image. She'll give them the power to speak, and to kill, just like her... She'll have an army of the cute little things running around.

 

The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.  It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,  so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark...

 

In her great love for the people, she'll have them helping us across the land.

 

The armies of the elite, built in their image, rising up to save us from the mindless fist shaking masses,

 

killing terrorists, climate change deniers, and mark deniers to save us from ourselves. 

Clashfan's picture

I have been telling people on here that Hitlery will be our next prez and that there's nothing we can do about this.

I hope I'm wrong.

Occupy the Media is sharing MorningsMaria vid with Napolitano, saying that insiders are leaking that an indictment is coming. Hmm...

Can't find a good link that's not FB yet... from FOX news though. We'll see.

 

ALANBEEKMAN's picture

Geez, what does that woman eat?

Her cankles put Hitlery's to shame.

She should change her title to

'Attorney General Mills'!

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

First thing to pop up for Bill Clinton is Willy Junior, but is now rumor is not so poppy without auxilliary pump.

Tarzan's picture

He's now known as One Pump Done Willy.

Say What Again's picture

Did Clinton provide the cigars for this meeting?

Normalcy Bias's picture

"I jus axed Bill where da best ribs be in Phoenix, and he say, 'GURRRLLLL you GOT'S to try Bobby Q's, cuz that shit is fo realz!', know what I'm sayin'? Mmmmmm MMMMMMM!"

 

fockewulf190's picture

Hey Boris, you can speak the speak...call up Uncle Vlad and ask him to please data-dump Clinton´s entire batch of emails over to Wikileaks.  He would really be doing the world a huge favor.  Spasibo.

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Data dump of Clinton server is now so old, hard copy printout is already recycle for utilzaion of single-ply toilet tissues in Kremlin. If look closely before wipe, you are faintly see "Sidney Blumenthal", after wipe, you are see original message in full excremental clarity.

Say What Again's picture

Boris,

I want to give you a heads-up that I plan to place you as a write-in for the presidential election

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Sez Boris, "C'mon Amerikansky, you are not really buy this chit chat clap trap!?"

~"Her magnanimity was further expressed "I wouldn't do it again," while claiming that she had made the decision to 'recuse' herself days before her Bubba meeting."~ 

She's as piss-poor of a liar as her "If you like your plan you can keep your plan" boss. Who is taking odds she won't make it until November either?

To quote the insane Queen of Hearts, "OFF WITH HER HEAD!!!!!!"

Zero-Hegemon's picture

Then she brought him a pitcher of mint julep, to sip during their talk

Vatican_cameo's picture

I prefer "Chicken and Waffles" myself.

philipat's picture

So does her "recusal" also mean that she will "recuse" any influence over DOJ staff, especially those who report directly to her? And, with respect, why do we have such clueless senior officials in Government? Or is that only in the Obama Administration?

thebigunit's picture

People who are trying to lie appear stupid, because they know they are saying something stupid, but they still expect you to be stupid enough to believe them.

 why do we have such clueless senior officials in Government?

thebigunit's picture

No. SHe didn't actually "recuse" herself.

So does her "recusal" also mean that she will "recuse" any influence over DOJ staff,

She just crossed her fingers and said she would accept the recomendation of her staff, or at least the members of her staff that wanted to have a career in DOJ and get promoted by understanding what deciscion she wanted.

 

Jena's picture

If no photos, eventually Hillary can say it never happened.

Vast right wing conspiracy, yadda yadda yadda.

philipat's picture

Yes, but again they got caught red handed? So more lies? Yawn.... except to Hitlery's loyal supporteres. I don't get it. Is it some kind of psycpothay party movement?

Jena's picture

I can't explain why people continue to support the Clintons. If they were anywhere within the scale of what is thought to be "normal" in my world, they'd have been banished after his presidency. As to the pyschopathy of the issue, I think denial and rationalization both drive it. Regardless, they continue to prosper and flourish.

Embrey's picture

There is zero chance she is going to be held accountable.
If you actually were able to bring down Hillary you would bring down Obama as a result. Ain't gonna happen.
That being said, why is Bernie keeping all his delegates going into the convention? Does he actually think that she will be held accountable?
I think not

piss pants's picture

At least Hil doesn't have to worry about Bill banging that hideous beast.  If he wanted that he could just keep his vows.

gcjohns1971's picture

NOT "BREAKING"..."BROKEN".

Dick Gazinia's picture

I refuse to believe this happened because they didn't mention it on Morning Joe today.  

They didn't mention the latest polls on Trump either.

Keyser's picture

And this revelation on the same fucking day that the DOJ announces they are withholding Clinton Foundation emails until sometime in 2018... Golf, grand children and emails were not the only thing discussed, but RICO charges as well... I wonder how much she is getting on the back end of this deal... 

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Chris Dakota (not verified) BaBaBouy Jul 2, 2016 7:53 AM

The reporter who broke the story of meeting in the plane is Christopher Sign of Phoenix ABC15.

How did he know that Clinton would be there? Was he tipped off?

He said “The FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones.'” And that he has “no idea” why Clinton was in Phoenix to begin with. He also said there is no evidence that Clinton played golf there.

Christopher is also a member of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association.
http://www.abc15.com/about-us/staff/christopher-sign

If Hillary goes down Biden goes in, but Bernie had to be finished off first.
Obama controls Biden.
And the President controls the FBI.

Biden can't win though, the American people will vote as the British did and that is on immigration...period!

Is this why Trump is not spending now, media wants to bleed his resources responding to Hillary trolls. I saw an interview where media was questioning him as to why he wasn't raising money and spending. He said "Who says I need to spend a billion dollars? I won and spent $55 million, one candidate (Jeb!) spent $120 million and only stayed for 2 states"

xavi1951's picture

Does that mean the FBI just threw out, Freedom of the Press?

Four chan's picture

she served her role as a foot dragging lacky of obama and informant to the arch criminal clintons. fuck the democrats, if she hadn't been caught red handed she would still be in there running blocker to objective justice.

NoDebt's picture

Now you understand why I dismissed the idea of Hillary getting indicted out of hand months ago.  You are NEVER going to get a Clinton like this.  Maybe with a high powered rifle from a distance, but never through the "legal" system.

I'm sorry.  I know this burns like acid in your mouth, but this is how shit is.  Please stop torturing yourselves.

 

MsCreant's picture

The reason she is willing to step aside is because the fix is now in for the next "investigator" to come up with the right answers.

NoDebt's picture

I just realized something.  This situation is a perfect fit for that old Beatles song, 'Get Back'.  

"Get back, Low-Retta!"

I'm cracking myself up here.  I should really go do some work.

knukles's picture

Here's the long and short unredacted version:

"Y'all understand me now, Loretta, ya' see, Mrs Clinton was chosen long ago to be your next president of the United States of America.  Yeah, I know you figured that out a lwhile back.  And ya'll figured out that makes her and me the two most powerful people on this here Earth, don't it.  And it ain't nice to mess with Mrs and Mr Nature.  SO let me put it very very simply so there's' no misunderstanding.   Y'all wind up Arkancided if you fuck with us because at this juncture, one more body just won't make a difference anyhow, will it?  Y'all be good Loretta.  Nice seein' ya' 'gin." 

dogfish's picture

Loretta is scared shitless she dont want to get caught up in all this shit.