During election run-up, top Clinton campaign aide exchanged ‘highly classified’ info with Loretta Lynch

During election run-up, top Clinton campaign aide exchanged ‘highly classified’ info with Loretta Lynch
Amanda Renteria (Image: YouTube screen grab)

We are all aware of Bill Clinton’s impromptu meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at of the airport in Phoenix in 2016. But yesterday during FBI Inspector General Michael Horowitz and FBI Director Chris Wray’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a bombshell was dropped concerning another meeting between an influential Clinton associate and Lynch in the run-up to the election. During that meeting, “highly classified material” was reportedly exchanged.

News of the meeting was broached by Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), who asked Horowitz:

Your index, does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation allegedly between Attorney General Lynch and a person by the name of Amanda Renteria?

Horowitz replied that he was unable to comment publicly because “the matter is classified.” Watch:

So who exactly is Amanda Renteria, and what classified material did she and the attorney general discuss? The answer to the second question will have to await further probing by the Republican members of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but the first is answered by Wikipedia, which reveals she “is an American political aide who has worked for United States Senators Dianne Feinstein and Debbie Stabenow.”

Further down, under the subhead “2016 Clinton Campaign,” the article notes:

Leaked emails of John Podesta show that the Hillary Clinton campaign was looking for a “Hispanic woman” for the position of political director of her 2016 presidential campaign. … Renteria was hired to fill that position.

The part about “looking for a ‘Hispanic woman,'” which reveals quota filling, is itself interesting, but the important point for the present discussion is that Renteria went to work for the Clinton campaign.

Joe Palmer, the author of the tweet containing the video, reminds the reader in a second tweet that links to a New York Post article from 2017 that “Lynch assured the political director of Clinton’s campaign she wouldn’t let FBI agents ‘go too far’ in probing the former secretary of state.” The person in whom Lynch confided that bit of treachery was of course Renteria.

It will be interesting to see where all this goes.

(h/t Jim Hoft, Gateway Pundit)

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."