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Loretta Lynch Under Pressure Agrees Not to Overrule FBI’s Recommendation

Loretta Lynch is sworn in to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2015. Lynch, nominated in November, has stirred little controversy in her 16 years with the U.S. Attorney's office in Brooklyn and is expected to win confirmation.    REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque  (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW)



Loretta Lynch is catching hell from everyone on the right and left over her clandestine meeting with Bill Clinton.  It obviously cut into her credibility and set her up for accusations of corruption should she not bring charges against Hillary Clinton, should the FBI so recommend.   Liberals are always good at parsing their answers to give themselves a way out.  The problem is in this case, I don’t see an escape hatch.  The recommendation will be coming from FBI Director James Comey.  Comey is a republican and he is also a no nonsense officer of the law.

Hillary Clinton is allegedly scheduled to talk to the FBI on Saturday that would indicate that the investigation is coming to an end.  I sat here and tried to figure out what the catch is.  Then I realized, there may not be a catch.  What if Obama has decided that Hillary can’t win?  Obama desperately needs to have a democrat follow him into office or else his entire legacy could be down the tubes.  But if Hillary can’t run, does he really want Bernie as the democratic candidate?  I think not.  But if the recommendation comes before the convention, Obama could endorse Joe Biden as the White Knight candidate.

More evidence comes from Josh Earnest.   He admitted that Lynch’s meeting with Clinton and raised legitimate questions about her conflict of interest:

“I’ll let the attorney general speak to her meetings.  I think the bottom line is simply that both the president and the attorney general understand how important it is for the Department of Justice to conduct investigations that are free of political interference.”

Obama would not throw Lynch under the bus unless he saw a benefit greater than the risk of committing such an act.  Stay tuned, folks.  It could get interesting.


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