Friday, July 1, 2016

"Lynch to Accept F.B.I. Recommendations in Clinton Email Inquiry"

NYTAttorney General Loretta E. Lynch plans to announce on Friday that she will accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director make about whether to bring charges related to Hillary Clinton’s personal email server, a Justice Department official said. Her decision removes the possibility that a political appointee will overrule investigators in the case.

The Justice Department had been moving toward such an arrangement for months — officials said in April that it was being considered — but a private meeting between Ms. Lynch and former President Bill Clinton this week set off a political furor and made the decision all but inevitable.

Republicans said the meeting, which took place at the Phoenix airport, had compromised the independence of the investigation as the F.B.I. was winding it down. Some called for Ms. Lynch to recuse herself, but she did not take herself off the case — one that could influence a presidential election.

Her reassurance that she will not overrule her investigators is significant. When the F.B.I. sought to bring felony charges against David H. Petraeus, the former C.I.A. director, for mishandling classified information and lying about it, Mr. Holder stepped in and reduced the charge to a misdemeanor. That decision created a deep — and public — rift.

The F.B.I. is expected to make a recommendation to the Justice Department in the coming weeks, though agents have yet to interview Mrs. Clinton. While some legal experts said they believed that criminal indictments in the case were unlikely, the investigation continues to cast a shadow over Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign.

29 comments:

Sixty Grit said...

And, there goes another scandal. Too bad, so sad, all hail our new queen.

AprilApple said...

Should be good news, but why does it still feel like we are being lied to by a pack of corrupt democrats? (democrats)

Dust Bunny Queen said...

At this point, what difference does it make?

Seriously, I am so numb with all the corruption, lies, deceits, manipulation. The absolute disdain that the politicians, bureaucrats and media have for the people. They hate us. They really hate us. We read a story like this and should be outraged. Instead it is ho hum...yep...they are at it again. Nothing new. Same old same old.

Numb. Until I think about Hillary as President the I do get outraged. If Hillary becomes President, no good will come of it and I do expect a bad moon a'risin'

Get ready people. It is going to be a very bumpy ride.

AprilApple said...
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AprilApple said...

NYT ---- "While some legal experts said they believed that criminal indictments in the case were unlikely, the investigation continues to cast a shadow over Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign."


Some legal experts say she should be indicted. NYT (the paper of record for the Clinton Crime Family) does not mention those "experts."

The fix is in. The Clinton Crime Family will be shoved down America's throat just like ObamaCare.

AprilApple said...

The photo of Bill on Drudge - yikes. The man is satan himself.
Lynch is a well-fed elite. It pays to be in the elite D-party.

Dad Bones said...

What are the chances that the whole point of the Clinton/Lynch meeting was for us to see it? I'd think they could do whatever communication they needed to accomplish in secret the way most political stuff is done. Was it a way of telling Hillary's supporters not to worry, that Bill has her back?

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AprilApple said...

I think Jazz Shaw has it figured out.

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"The reason I said “might” in the previous paragraph is that Lynch still seems to be parsing her words very carefully. You’ll note that the preview of her comments very specifically says that she will be accepting the decision of, “career prosecutors and the F.B.I. director.” Not only is she not taking her department out of the loop and appointing a special prosecutor, but she’s not 100% accepting the call of the FBI either. There are no “career prosecutors” on James Comey’s team. Those prosecutors all work for Lynch in the Justice Department. From the beginning she’s been saying that it would be those “professionals” who would decide the merits of the case, so this may be nothing other than window dressing to appease the voters outraged by the meeting with Bill Clinton while sticking with business as usual."

He has another theory, too.

ndspinelli said...

We know the Clinton's use PI's to dig dirt on opponents. Here is a theory, admittedly just below Oliver Stone level. A couple weeks ago, Lynch was set up by the WH. Initially, only redacted 911 transcripts would be released which the WH told Lynch to announce. There was, the obvious push back even by many in the usually sycophant MSM. So, Lynch had to back off. That's a body blow. Then, Bubba pulls this stunt. Lynch has to recuse herself. Meanwhile, over the past year, PI's have been doing background and surveillance on the career person[s] in charge. They got something juicy. This body blow and then knockout of Lynch were all about getting the person they can blackmail into position to make the call. This is how these sociopaths operate.

AprilApple said...

The careerists are aiding in the snow-job. No photos? Why?

ndspinelli said...

April, Lynch is also Comey's boss. Understand, in focused investigations like this, both the FBI agents and career US Attorney's are working as a team. The process is always focused on getting an indictment. I know in a perfect world the cops and prosecutors are just looking for the truth, but they are always looking for indictments and convictions. So, the cops are telling the prosecutors what they got, and the attorneys are telling them what they need to indict. After indictment, there is sometimes further investigation needed if it looks like a plea is not going to occur. Because the evidence needed to indict is less than what is needed to convict. Often times no further investigation is needed. The cops gave the attorneys a slam dunk case.

AprilApple said...

Unless Lynch recuses herself, the fix is in.

edutcher said...

This is definitely a "We'll see". This may be how the Demos rid themselves of a nominee they really didn't want, but it was her turn.

Also, it may be Pissy's ultimate revenge on the Ozarks.

AprilApple said...

Should be good news, but why does it still feel like we are being lied to by a pack of corrupt democrats? (democrats)

Paranoia strikes deep,
Into your lives it will creep,
Starts when you're always afraid
Step out of line, the man come and take you away

We better stop, hey, what's that sound,
Everybody look what's going down


The photo of Bill on Drudge - yikes. The man is satan himself.

That's nothing. You want one where he's saying, "Hah, mah name is Dorian Gray".

I think Jazz Shaw has it figured out.

You trust a guy whose parents named him Jazz? He's just another Uni-Party shill from HotAir.

Unless Lynch recuses herself, the fix is in.

No, it's not. Get real. This is not a case where the AG recuses herself.

AprilApple said...

What am I saying. The fix is in even if she does recuse herself.


ed-ache - don't you have some group-think tree house you can retire to?

AprilApple said...

shorter edache - Mind crime to all those who are not sufficiently in Camp boob.

edutcher said...

AprilApple said...

What am I saying. The fix is in even if she does recuse herself.

The only way to get around her is for Pissy to appoint a Special Prosecutor and AFAIK, she really isn't even running the investigation. The FBI is doing the work on this.

(if nd knows otherwise, I will happily stand corrected)

If you're going to perpetually yammer about the fix being in (and it may well not be; these morons may actually not have a plan for this; after all, they still want to win the election) and complain when you're corrected, you at least ought to know how the system works.

AprilApple said...

shorter ed - even if the story has nothing to do with the orange boob, it's about the orange boob.

AprilApple said...

Most of the internet agrees the fix is in and you are wrong about almost everything, ed. Delusional in your blind faith bubble.

Trooper York said...

I don't think there will be an indictment. The Clintons always brazen it out. I think when we go to the judges cards it will be a split decision as it usually happens. The FBI will recommend indictment. The prosecutors will say there is not enough evidence to prove the case. So it will sit there like a turd on the doorstep. There will be a lot of controversy.

But the Clinton's will brazen it out.

This is not the path for victory for Trump. It will not be that easy.

edutcher said...

Troop, if that happens, I think you'll see a steady stream of leaks about it all the way to Election Day.

AprilApple said...

Most of the internet agrees the fix is in and you are wrong about almost everything, ed. Delusional in your blind faith bubble.

Most of the Internet doesn't know what it's talking about.

The fact Willie had to take time off from golf to talk to Lynch says things are not going according to plan. If you pulled your head out of the thin Colorado air, you might realize what the NeverTrump community said might just be incorrect; after all, they were sure the One True Ted had it in the bag 4 months ago.

PS If you paid attention, you'd know I link from a lot of places, but Last Refuge is rarely one of them.

Trooper York said...

That might be the best outcome. It feeds into Trumps narrative that it is all rigged. Which is true. It is all rigged.

She will be wounded much more by the death of a thousand cuts. She will turn off Bernie's voters who might turn to Johnson or Stein.

It is not a bad outcome if they fix it. We can work with that.

edutcher said...

Trooper York said...

That might be the best outcome. It feeds into Trumps narrative that it is all rigged. Which is true. It is all rigged.

She will be wounded much more by the death of a thousand cuts


That's happening anyway, but a few more cuts can't hurt.

BTW Did you know there are Bernies going over to Trump? It's driving the Lefties up the wall.

ricpic said...

Am I hopelessly naive that Comey - who everyone agrees has integrity - might blow up the fix?

ndspinelli said...

OMG! Have you seen the photo of Lynch that Drudge has prominently displayed? Her legs make Hillary look like Betty Grable. Is she Robert "The Tank" Holmes outside daughter?

Methadras said...

You guys don't realize what is happening here. Alas, nothing is happening here. Nothing is going to happen here. Notice how Bill Clinton is utterly silent while Lynch is taking all the flak. Aside from talking about their grandchildren and golf, I know that Clinton probably told her that *nudge nudge wink wink maybe some consideration should be given to his wife and if it is and Hillary is elected, Lynch can keep her job as AG for as long as she wants if she plays ball.

Anything that Lynch says is a lie and meaningless in terms of what she says she will do or not do.

AprilApple said...

Of course Lynch is lying. They didn't talk grandkids.

Methadras said...

Loretta Lynch broke the law as stated here: https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/28/45.2

This CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) is crystal clear in it's definition of what Lynch did. She is now officially unqualified and disqualified.

AprilApple said...

Also, the conflict extends to her subordinates. They are also disqualified.