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I don’t want her to think I’m afraid to shake hands with her
because she’s the Attorney General.
Lynch To DOJ IG On Ill-Fated Tarmac Meeting: Bill Clinton ‘Went On And On’
Attorney General Loretta Lynch was “devastated” by the impromptu visit former President Bill Clinton made onto her plane on an Arizona tarmac, a top Justice Department official told the DOJ inspector general.
The infamous meeting, which drove speculation of DOJ bias in the Hillary Clinton email probe, was recounted in excruciating detail in the inspector general report released Thursday, which covered Bill Clinton’s reasoning for making the trip to Lynch’s plane (“I don’t want her to think I’m afraid to shake hands with her because she’s the Attorney General”), and her own recollections of when she realized that the former President was about to overstay his welcome (Clinton moved some of her bags on the plane so he could take a seat.)
Lynch told the IG investigators as the conversation with Clinton ““went on and on,” her concerns about it grew.
She thought they would briefly exchange pleasantries. However, Clinton, she recalled, spent the first few minutes chatting up the others, including flight crew on the plane.
After a few minutes of then chatting with Lynch, Clinton then moved tote bags she had placed on a bench, and took a seat to keep talking.
The conversation lasted 20 minutes, Lynch recalled, before one of her staffers boarded the plane to intervene.
The Deputy Chief of Staff said that they quickly realized that the meeting was problematic, because Clinton was not just the former President but was also the husband of someone who was under investigation. The Deputy Chief of Staff said that she felt “shocked,” and that they all “just felt completely…blindsided.” The Senior Counselor said that they immediately were aware that the meeting was ill-advised and that the “optics were not great.”
originally posted by: JHumm
Two of the most powerful people don't know what is means and doesn't understand what wiped means ......and people wonder why the rest of the world is tired of our $hi# ....