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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton creates firestorm for email case

The private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton has created a political firestorm, fueling criticism of the Justice Department’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
The disclosure of the 30-minute meeting — which was described as an unplanned social visit on an airport tarmac in Phoenix — has stirred rampant speculation about what might have been discussed by the former president and the nation’s top law enforcement officer.
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, called the “sneak” meeting, which took place Monday night, “one of the big stories of this week, of this month, of this year.” 
“I’ve been talking about the rigged system, how it’s rigged,” he said. “And you know, this is terrible, and nobody can understand why nothing’s happened.” 
Some Democrats also criticized the meeting. David Axelrod, the former senior adviser to President Obama, tweeted that while he took Lynch and Clinton "at their word" that the email investigation didn't come up in their conversation, it was "foolish to create such optics" by meeting.
"I do agree with you that it doesn't send the right signal," Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) said Thursday on CNN's "New Day." Coons said he considers Lynch to be an "independent attorney general" and has "generally shown excellent judgment" in her role. READ MORE