November 17, 2015

U.S. Attorney General: Obama’s Opinion On Hillary Clinton’s FBI Investigation Has No Influence On The DOJ

This morning, during a House Judiciary Committee hearing U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch was asked about comments that President Obama has made regarding the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

During a 60 Minutes interview President Obama called the ongoing FBI investigation, “ginned-up is in part because of– in part– because of politics.”

Lynch responded:

“Mr. Chairman, the department reviews facts and evidence submitted before it. We apply the law to those facts and evidence. We take all the appropriate steps in every matter that we review. That is how we will essentially manage every matter under our purview, whether it relates to the IRS, to an e-mail matter or every matter that comes before us. And with respect to the president’s comments, they have no influence or bearing on how the department manages these matters, and I would have to refer you to him for a review of those.”

Later in the hearing Lynch was asked about the status of the ongoing FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Lynch replied, “I’m not able to comment on the status of that matter.”

Lynch also refused to answer questions about the potential risk to American cities, posed by the relocation of GITMO detainees to the United States.