Attorney General Loretta Lynch told a conference in Colorado Friday that in order to avoid any appearance of political favoritism, she will abide by whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors make in the ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.
“The recommendations 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.
But Yahoo News reports the Justice Department’s chief spokeswoman, Melanie Newman, has said that everything will be reviewed by at least two political appointees — Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Carlin and Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates — and Lynch will still be the one to make the final decision about whether or not to prosecute.
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