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Lynch-Clinton meeting casts a shadow on Hillary’s email investigation




Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch speaks at a press conference on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch speaks at a press conference on June 22, 2016 in Washington, DC.
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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has come under fire for her private meeting with former president Bill Clinton on Monday.

The meeting, which has been described by Lynch as a social encounter, occurred at a Phoenix airport after she and Clinton said they realized they were on the same tarmac.

Both Democrats and Republicans are criticizing Lynch for speaking privately with the former president, and called the ethical standards of the Justice Department’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server into question.

Lynch said today that she understood the public’s concerns about the meeting, and that she would accept whatever recommendations the FBI director and career prosecutors make about the email case. Members of the Republican party have asked Lynch to recuse herself, but she has not taken herself off the case.

What do you think of the meeting? Should Lynch recuse herself from the Clinton email case?

Guest:

Angela T. Rye, a democratic analyst and  CEO of IMPACT Strategies, a DC-based political consulting and government relations firm

Ian Tuttle, a Buckley fellow in political journalism at the National Review Institute