September 28, 2021

FBI Investigators ‘Livid’ With Lynch Over Bill Clinton Meeting

2016-06-28T205454Z_3_LYNXNPEC5R1K5_RTROPTP_3_USA-SECURITY-LYNCHFBI agents are “livid” about Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s private meeting with former President Bill Clinton on Monday at the Phoenix airport.

A well-placed FBI source told Fox News‘ Catherine Herridge that agents are not just upset about the appearance of impropriety, but also that Clinton is the spouse of the subject of the bureau’s investigation and a potential witness, and could conceivably become the subject of a criminal inquiry himself in relation to the Clinton Foundation.

“Herridge noted that the Lynch-Clinton meeting may never have become public if a local reporter had not gotten a tip about it,” Fox reported.

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Lynch sought to squelch concerns that the investigation will not be impartial during a panel discussion in Aspen, Colo., on Friday.

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“The recommendations [of the FBI investigators] will be reviewed by career supervisors in the Department of Justice and in the FBI, and by the FBI director, and then as is the common process, they present it to me and I fully expect to accept their recommendations,” she said.

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After appearing to give herself a little wiggle room with the wording “expect to accept,” the attorney general answered a follow-up question by saying, “I’ll be briefed on it and I will be accepting their recommendation.” However, she was not willing to state that she will be recusing herself entirely from the investigation.

Regarding her meeting with Bill Clinton, Lynch stated, “I certainly wouldn’t do it again because I think it has cast a shadow over how this case will be perceived.”

She then added, “Believe me, I completely get that question. I think it’s the question of the day.”