Time: 4:17 p.m. CEST
Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she will not rescue herself from Clinton’s emails investigation, but she “fully expect to accept the recommendations,” during the interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch could accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the Federal Bureau of Investigation director “make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server,” the New York Times publishes after an official of the Justice Department said.
The Justice Department, as the NYT says, had been considering such an arrangements for months. A private meeting between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton “made the decision all but inevitable.”
Lynch confirmed she had a meeting with Clinton, but said the meeting was unplanned, largely social and did not touch on the email investigation. She suggested he walked “uninvited from his plane to her government plane, both of which were parked on a tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport,” the New York Times publishes.
According to Republicans, the meeting “had compromised the independence of the investigation as the FBI was winding it down.” The FBI is investigating whether Clinton, her aides or anyone else broke the law with a private email server setting up for the use of the former secretary of state.