Hillary: Loretta Lynch Secretly Meeting With Bill Clinton on Her Private Plane Wasn't a Mistake

Posted: Sep 18, 2017 12:40 PM

Hillary Clinton is on week two of her What Happened book tour and most of the interview questions so far have been softballs from some of her favorite media outlets. 

But during an interview with PBS' Judy Woodruff, Clinton was asked about the impact of Bill Clinton's secret June 2016 meeting with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch. To say the least, the former Secretary of State was not amused. 

"To what extent did Loretta Lynch and President Clinton make a costly mistake?" Woodruff asked. 

"Judy, I just don't by that. Honestly, I reject that premise," Clinton responded. 

A refresher about that meeting: 

Just one week before FBI Director James Comey announced the Bureau would not recommend charges be filed against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for storing and transferring top secret, classified information on multiple private, unsecured email servers, Attorney General Loretta Lynch had a private meeting with former President Bill Clinton on her private jet in Phoenix.

After being caught by a local reporter, Lynch claimed the email investigation wasn't discussed and that social topics like grandchildren and golf were the topics of the day. She said the same yesterday during congressional testimony.

According to FBI Director James Comey, he made a public statement about Clinton's criminal case in July 2016 because Lynch had breached the public's trust by meeting with former President Clinton. It was a clear conflict of interest. 

Maybe we should believe Hillary on this one. Most of us don't buy Lynch and President Clinton simply talked about grandchildren and golf just days before the FBI announced DOJ would never prosecute Clinton's case and therefore she wasn't being referred for charges. Futher, lets not forget it was Lynch who instructed the FBI to call the criminal investigation into her mishandling of classified information a "matter."