Bill Clinton’s meeting with Loretta Lynch has turned into such a toxic story that many people are calling for her to recuse herself from the Hillary investigation.
Cornell law professor William Jacobson of Legal Insurrection is even saying Lynch should resign.
The situation has some people wondering what the meeting was really about.
The Daily Caller suggests it might have been about a plea bargain:
EXCLUSIVE: Was Bill Clinton Plea Bargaining With The Attorney General?
When Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately Monday in her jet in Phoenix, Arizona, some speculate he may have been pleading for his wife who is under investigation by the FBI and the Department of Justice. But the former president may also have been pleading for himself, according to a former federal prosecutor.
While political observers are focused on former Secretary of State and all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, her husband also has been a principal player behind the scenes at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.
Former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova told the Daily Caller News Foundation the former President “is at least a witness in two criminal investigations, probably a subject in two criminal investigations. He is a person of interest officially to the Department of Justice,” he said flatly.
Both the FBI and Justice Department have launched investigations into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server and email address for official U.S. government business during her tenure as the nation’s chief diplomat.
But investigators also are reportedly investigating “public corruption” links between Hillary’s work at the State Department with large foreign donors to the Clinton Foundation, many of which were orchestrated by her husband.
DiGenova said the problem with the secretive meeting at the private aircraft section of the Phoenix airport had nothing to do with appearances, but was a violation of the Justice Department’s policies.
It’s amazing that Clinton and Lynch took a bad situation and somehow managed to make it worse.
It will be fascinating to see how it all shakes out.