Loretta Lynch defended her decision on Hilary Clinton email investigation on Capitol Hill while Bernie Sanders endorsed Hilary Clinton in Portsmouth rally . . .
GOP LAWMAKERS GRILLED LYNCH
Congressional Republicans were furious last week that the FBI did not recommend charges against American presumptive presidential Democratic nominee, Hilary Clinton, over her handling of classified information when she relied on a private email server for government business (some of them sensitive) during her tenure as U.S. secretary of state.
Photo: Loretta Lynch before the House Judiciary Committee
Attorney General Loretta Lynch defended her decision on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee to close the Hillary Clinton email investigation without criminal charges, insisting Tuesday that she simply accepted the unanimous recommendation of career FBI investigators and attorneys.
“I accepted that recommendation. I saw no reason not to accept it,” Lynch told the House Judiciary Committee. “The matter was handled like any other matter.”
House Judiciary Committee chairman, GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, criticized Lynch:
“. . . does not seem to be a responsible way to uphold your constitutionally sworn oath. Secretary Clinton’s ‘extreme carelessness’ possibly jeopardized the safety and security of our citizens and nation,”
GOP Rep Goodlatte continued:
“Her ‘extreme carelessness’ suggests she cannot be trusted with the nation’s most sensitive secrets if she is nevertheless elected president.”
Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California said:
“We’re beating a dead horse here for political reasons,”
But Republicans kept the focus on Clinton. GOP Rep. Steve King of Iowa said:
“Are you aware that Hillary Clinton has repeatedly lied to the public about her emails and email servers? Are you aware of that?”
SANDERS ENDORSES CLINTON
Bernie Sanders endorsed Hilary Clinton in Portsmouth rally
Photo R-L: Bernie Sanders endorses Hilary Clinton
U.S. presumptive Democratic presidential Democratic nominee, Hillary Clinton, has been endorsed by her fellow Democratic Party rival. With Clinton at his side, Bernie Sanders Tuesday called for his millions of supporters across the U.S. to back Hilary Clinton, while still keeping alive what he declared is the revolution that marked his campaign.