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Wednesday, June 27, 2018
New holes in Loretta Lynch’s story on the Hillary probe
The following article appeared in the NY Post in June of 2017. It has
now been UPDATED
When former Attorney
General Loretta Lynch testified last year about her decision not to prosecute
Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, she swore she never
talked to “anyone” on the Clinton campaign. That categorical denial, though
made in response to a series of questions about whether she spoke with
Clintonworld about remaining attorney general if Hillary won the election, could
come back to haunt her.
Lynch’s lawyer says
she is cooperating with committee investigators, who are seeking answers to
several questions, as well as relevant documents. Among other things, they want
to know if she or any of her Justice Department staff “ever communicated with
Amanda Renteria,” who headed Clinton’s political operations during the
campaign. Renteria, who has been identified in the document as the senior
Clinton campaign aide with whom Lynch privately communicated, has also been
asked to testify.
The committee also
wants to know if Lynch or any of her aides were in contact with former DNC
chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz regarding the Clinton email investigation,
according to a three-page list of questions that Senate Judiciary Chairman
Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein recently sent to Lynch at her New York
have combed through a transcript of Lynch’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee in
July 2016. In retrospect,
several of her statements strain credulity. But one in particular stands out,
and could present legal problems for Lynch.
During the House
Judiciary hearing, Rep. David Trott (R-Mich.) slammed Lynch for failing to
recuse herself from the Clinton investigation despite meeting privately with
the target’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, a week before the
then-attorney general let Hillary skate. Then, referring to rumors of her
possibly staying on in a hypothetical Hillary administration, he asked if Lynch
had met with anyone on Hillary’s staff during the yearlong investigation, to
which she replied: “I have not spoken to anyone on either the campaign or
transition or any staff members affiliated with them.”
however, now knows of a document obtained by the FBI reportedly showing a
Democratic operative’s claim that Lynch had privately assured Renteria that the
Justice Department “would not push too deeply” into the investigation of
Clinton’s private email server, which contained top secret information from the
And it will press her
to explain the discrepancy — along with why she reportedly asked former FBI
Director James Comey to leave her office when he confronted her with the
There are three
explanations: Either Lynch lied under oath, or she never in fact talked to
Renteria, or her categorical denial was meant to later claim she was merely
discussing her role post-election.
Lynch claimed the
former president boarded her plane, which was parked on the tarmac at the
Phoenix airport, simply because “he wanted to say hello.”
But the meeting
lasted at least 30 minutes and had to be cleared by the Secret Service as well
as FBI security details. It was also the first meeting of any kind on Lynch’s
And if the purpose
was a greeting, why wouldn’t a phone call do?
Lynch also got
squirrelly when asked about reports that her FBI security detail had banned
cameras, even phones, from her meeting with Clinton.
Since her lawyer is
on record saying Lynch will “fully cooperate” in the Senate investigation,
she’ll have a hard time pleading the Fifth in hearings. But that doesn’t mean
she won’t try to stonewall.
Dozens of times
during the House hearing, Lynch claimed, “I do not recall,” when pressed for
sensitive information about her role in the Hillary investigation. And the
committee determined that she either “refused to answer or give appropriate response”
no fewer than 74 times during the four-hour hearing.
who now has the backing of Feinstein, who said Lynch’s actions made her feel
“queasy,” will have better luck drawing the truth out of Lynch.