[Ed. – If two Republicans had gotten within the same zip code of conduct like this, a Democratic prosecutor would already have the ham sandwich indicted.]
The White House on Thursday defended Attorney General Loretta Lynch from criticism over her private meeting with former President Clinton.
The meeting took place in the midst of a federal investigation into his wife, Hillary Clinton, and her private email server during her tenure as secretary of State, but White House press secretary Josh Earnest said both Lynch and President Obama are committed to conducting a fair investigation.
“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,” he told reporters.
Earnest declined to say whether it was appropriate for Lynch to take the meeting, and acknowledged that questions about it “are entirely legitimate.”
But he refused to second-guess her decision to speak privately with Bill Clinton, saying he took Lynch at her word that the two did not discuss the investigation.”
“She was asked a direct question about it and she answered it,” he said.