The private meeting Monday between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix airport has led to much speculation and controversy. Considering the current investigation by the federal government into former Secretary Hillary Clinton, the meeting has many questioning the impartiality of the the Department and its upcoming decision whether to press charges against Clinton.
When questioned by reporters about the secret meeting, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended the move: “I think the bottom line is simply that both the president and the attorney general understand how important it is for the Department of Justice to conduct investigations that are free of political interference.”
While evading the issue of whether the meeting was appropriate, Earnest said the questions “are entirely legitimate.” Lynch was questioned by reporters about the topic of conversation. She claimed their discussion did not involve the FBI’s investigation, but was simply about golf trips and Clinton’s grandchildren. When Earnest was asked to respond to Lynch’s assertion that the investigation was not a topic of conversation, he said, “she was asked a direct question about it and she answered it,” refusing to elaborate further.
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