AG Lynch Meets with Bill Clinton -A Breach of Ethics?
Hillary Clinton is under investigation by the DOJ. The head of the DOJ, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, held a 30 minute special meeting with Bill Clinton on her plane in Phoenix on Tuesday. The meeting was just hours before the release of the House Benghazi Report. The DOJ filed a motion in Federal court on Wednesday to delay release of Clinton Foundation emails by 27 months.
The appearance of ethics violations
But Lynch says it was an “unplanned social event” and they just discussed “grandchildren, travels, and golf.”
Mighty big chain of coincidence, though.
The fall out from that meeting stirred controversy in light of the investigation on Hillary, with both Democrats and Republicans chiding her for improper appearances.
Complaint filed with the Inspector General
The Hill wrote:
Judicial Watch filed the complaint with the IG Thursday, writing that Lynch’s meeting with Clinton “creates the appearance of a violation of law, ethical standards and good judgment,” in light of the department’s investigation in Hillary Clinton‘s use of a personal email server while secretary of State.
“Attorney General Lynch’s decision to breach the well-defined ethical standards of the Department of Justice and the American legal profession is an outrageous abuse of the public’s trust,” read the complaint.
“Her conduct and statements undermine confidence in her ability to objectively investigate and prosecute possible violations of law associated with President Clinton and Secretary Clinton.”
Delay of Court-ordered Emails
That’s not all. The State Department wants to delay the release of emails from 4 of Hillary’s top aides, a public relations firm associated with the Clinton Foundation, and high level Foundation officials. The DOJ filed a motion to delay them on Wednesday, a delay of 27 months. Two years AFTER the Presidential election.
According to Fox News, the State Department originally said there were about 6,000 emails and other documents to release.
The State Department then said they found about 34,000 emails and documents. The department is going through emails involving Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, former Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin — and the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a communications shop that former President Bill Clinton helped launch.
They claim they have about 13,000 emails left to check. The documents were to be released by court order on July 21. The motion asks for them to be delayed until October of 2018.
But, really. Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton just talked about grandchildren, travels, and golf. And please note that Lynch said they “primarily” talked about those things.