Attorney General Loretta Lynch sat down with Brett Baier for an interview and she refused to commit to completing the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server for official business before the election in November. She called that an “artificial deadline.”
Video and transcript via Grabien.
BAEIR: “Anyone in the White House being briefed?”
LYNCH: “No one in the White House or the department would be briefed on this case or any other case.”
BAIER: “Critics of the administration’s handling this say David Petraeus was indicted for behavior that amounted to a tiny fraction of what we know happened with secretary Clinton. Are they wrong?”
LYNCH: “I think every case is different. We look at the facts in evidence based on the information available in every matter.” BAIER: “It’s important for people to know what’s right. What violates the law. Is it legal or illegal for federal employees, especially cabinet members to set up a private server to handle all government e-mail correspondents.”
LYNCH: “I’m not going to give you a legal opinion on that. Since it is a matter that may be under review. Certainly the State Department inspector general is looking at procedures and practices and policies of that department. I’m not going to comment on that, except to say that our investigation is going to continue as any other case.”
BAIER: “Will it be wrapped up soon?”
LYNCH: “We don’t give you timing estimates either 37 again, we don’t –”
BAIER: “I guess there is a timetable that is hanging over this, you know. Shouldn’t American voters know Hillary Clinton’s legal status as they get prepared to head to the polls?”
LYNCH: “What they should know and I hope they do know, is that any case the Department of Justice looks at is going to be handled efficiently, fairly, thoroughly without any kind of artificial deadline on it, what’s most important is to follow the facts, follow the law and come to an independent conclusion as to what may or may not have happened.”
BAIER: “Would you ever have a private server?”
LYNCH: “With regard to?”
LYNCH: “We use our DoJ servers here for e-mails.”
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