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originally posted by: mbkennel
originally posted by: nwtrucker
I have no idea who leaked it. BUT, even the meeting, itself, was planned for this express purpose. To wit, 'create' the impression of impropriety. When even Dems say it was a bad move, it's set up for her bowing out.
Was Bill bringing news of a future job offer?
Sshe would accept whatever recommendations that career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges in the case.
Some called for Ms. Lynch to recuse herself, but she did not take herself off the case — one that could influence a presidential election.
Ms. Lynch said she wants to handle the Clinton investigation like any other case. Since the attorney general often follows the recommendations of career prosecutors, Ms. Lynch is keeping the regular process largely intact.
“I think that people have a whole host of reasons to have questions about how we in government do our business, and how we handle business and how we handle matters,” Ms. Lynch said. “And I think that, again, I understand that my meeting on the plane with former President Clinton could give them another reason to have questions and concerns.”
While she insisted that the meeting was a purely social encounter, Ms. Lynch said, “I certainly wouldn’t do it again.”
originally posted by: DBCowboy
a reply to: butcherguy
There will be an indictment.
If it's not Hillary, then the indictment will be on the Department of Justice for not following the law.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
I just heard an interview with Lynch.
She specifically said that she is not recusing herself. She said recusal would mean she is not even briefed or involved at all, and she is not recusing herself.
She said that the FBI will take their findings to senior prosecutors, who will then present their findings to her, and then she "expects" to accept their findings. She never promised that will definitely happen, just that she expects to.
Ms Lynch has maintained that she did not discuss the email investigation into Mrs Clinton and instead discussed topics including grandchildren and golf.
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
so we just don't have any laws for people in goverment anymore? They do whatever they want, like have shady meetings in taxpayer funded airplanes?
What the hell? Are we not going to ever do something about this kind of stuff?
originally posted by: mbkennel
a reply to: marg6043
A "social encounter" is chit chatting by the bar while holding a shrimp cocktail.
A private meeting in a secure aircraft on the tarmac is not a social encounter. Somebody had to make specific plans ahead of time, and both people had to accept this. Both of them experienced lawyers in government and political service.
The questions are "who arranged the meeting? When? When was it accepted? What were the terms? Why on the airplane? "
Wait, updated news.
"Hillary Clinton to meet with the FBI on Saturday."
In other words, FBI will take a deposition under oath and HRC has to be exceptionally careful.
I think we know what the meeting was about.
originally posted by: cavtrooper7
Reagan had Col. Oliver North to take his heat, I wonder who Hillary will use?