News emerged on Wednesday that U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch and the former U.S. President Bill Clinton, had met on an airplane parked on the tarmac at an airport in Phoenix, Arizona after the two had crossed paths . . .
Lynch acknowledged the 30-minute encounter to reporters, but said the two mainly discussed his grandchildren and golf, not the Department of Justice’s ongoing probe into Hillary Clinton’s email usage. U.S. presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump struck soonest, calling it “so terrible” and “one of the big stories” of the year.
Photos: Donald Trump, Bill Clinton & Loretta Lynch
Ironically, the U.S. presumptive Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, could be interviewed by the FBI in the coming days as part of an investigation into the former secretary of state and her staff’s use of private email to conduct official U.S. State Department business. In the midst of this comes the “chance meeting” of a former U.S. President (and husband of DEM presumptive presidential nominee) on the one part and the present U.S. Attorney General on the other part.
The U.S. Justice Department’s goal is to complete the investigation and make recommendations on whether charges should be filed against the presumptive democratic nominee, Hilary Clinton, before the Democratic and Republican conventions take place towards the latter half of July.
Officials want ample time to review Clinton’s interview and compare it to everything they have discovered in the months-long investigations, according to reports.
Last year, it was revealed that Hilary Clinton had exclusively used her family’s private email server for official communications during her tenure as U.S. secretary of state. The officials communications included thousands of emails that were later marked classified by the U.S. State Department.
Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump Called the U.S. ex-president Bill Clinton meeting with Loretta Lynch as Not ‘Ethical’ In an interview with ABC News’ Tom Llamas, Trump criticized a meeting that took place between Bill Clinton and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch at a Phoenix, Arizona airport on Monday.
Trump, citing an open FBI inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s email at the State Department, said that the meeting was “just something that you don’t do from an ethical standpoint. It’s something that is unheard of.”
He added, “Nobody can even think where there’s a precedent.”
The meeting between the attorney general and the former president was unplanned, according to Lynch, who spoke about the conversation at a press conference on Wednesday. “As I was landing, he was headed out,” said Lynch, referring to President Clinton. At a Tuesday press conference, Lynch said: “There was no discussion on any matter pending before the department or any matter pending with any other body. There was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of State Department emails.”
“When you meet for a half hour and you’re talking about your grandchildren and a little bit about golf,” Trump said on a day when he was campaigning in New Hampshire, “I don’t know it sounds like a long meeting.”
Trump continued, “I was very surprised I was surprised that frankly he would do it, and I was very surprised that she would do it,” referring to Clinton and Lynch.
“I think it was a meeting that even the Democrats are saying ‘what’s going on here,’” Trump said.
U.S. presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump, accused the U.S. Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, of ethical breach after she met with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the husband of the U.S. presumptive Democratic nominee, Hilary Clinton, in Lynch’s official plane, on the tarmac. Watch Trump spill it out, below:
There goes the U.S. presidential politics . . .