LIVE: AG Lynch Grilled On The Hill

Lynch will be asked many questions about Clinton


WASHINGTON – Today Attorney General Loretta Lynch will be on Capitol Hill Tuesday ready to testify about criminal justice reform and the Justice Department’s efforts to train local law enforcement. But the name Hillary Clinton will likely be used often during the hearing.

There is no doubt that the House Judiciary Committee will want answers from AG Lynch about her decision to accept the FBI’s recommendation not to prosecute Clinton for mishandling classified information on private email servers while serving as secretary of state.

Another hot topic will be Lynch’s private meeting on an Arizona tarmac with former president Bill Clinton days before FBI Director James B. Comey announced he would not recommend criminal charges in the email case.

Members of the committee were quick to make sure that their questions are answered.  “It’s up to her to answer with something other than a half an hour of talking about grandchildren,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said on Fox News Monday, referring to one of the topics Lynch said she and Bill Clinton discussed. A 2


Judiciary Chairman Robert W. Goodlatte, R-Va., has also promised to bring up recent mass shootings in Orlando and San Bernardino, technological advances and what he called the Justice Department’s “politicization” of the New Orleans Police Department.

There will plenty of Democrats on the committee that will have Lynch’s back during the hearing and will try to

defuse any potential problems. They are far less interested in talking about Clinton and more interested in topics that have to racial as well as law enforcing issues.

“Gun violence, voting rights, national security, and the relationship between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve, just to name a few,” Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

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