AG nominee Lynch dodges Hillary email scandal

AG nominee Lynch dodges Hillary email scandal

Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch is declining to weigh in on Hillary Clinton’s email scandal ahead of a Senate vote on her confirmation.

Lynch said she does “not have enough information” to investigate the Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of State, in a letter to Sen. David Vitter (R-La.).

“In my current role as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, my awareness of this issue has been limited to media reports and therefore, I do not have enough information at this time to determine whether action by the Department of Justice is warranted,” Lynch wrote in response to a question from Vitter.

Vitter, who opposes Lynch’s nomination, wrote to her earlier this month asking whether she would investigate Clinton’s use of a personal email account to “shield and destroy official records.”

Vitter released her response Thursday.

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