Former Attorney General for the Obama administration, Loretta Lynch — a favorite target of the GOP for numerous, well deserved reasons — is going to be meeting with Capitol Hill investigators next week as part of the investigation currently being conducted into Russian election interference.
The meeting is supposedly voluntary and will be with both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees.
CNN is reporting:
Lynch is the latest Obama official who will be questioned by Congress as multiple committees try to assess how Russia meddled in the election, whether there was any collusion with the Trump campaign and whether the Obama administration did enough to thwart the Russian efforts. Samantha Power, Obama’s ambassador to the United Nations, is scheduled to testify before the House intelligence committee on Friday in a closed session, multiple sources say.
A Lynch spokesperson declined to comment.
Lynch, who became Obama’s attorney general in 2015, will undoubtedly be questioned about her handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation while attorney general. She has been scrutinized over her meeting on a Phoenix airport tarmac in June 2016 with former President Bill Clinton while the investigation was ongoing.
The impromptu meeting came while Hillary Clinton was still under investigation by the FBI for using a private email server to store government documents while secretary of state, and it lead to charges about the department’s impartiality.
The following month, then-FBI Director James Comey took the unusual step of holding a news conference to say the Clinton investigation had concluded without charges but that Clinton was “extremely careless” in her handling of sensitive materials.
Comey testified earlier this year that when Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton, he felt the DOJ could no longer “credibly complete the investigation,” which is why he spoke out publicly.
He also told the Senate Intelligence Committee back in June that Lynch asked him to call the unfolding Clinton scandal a “matter” rather than use the term “investigation.”
The corruption of the Obama administration ran deep, as we all clearly saw from the numerous scandals that broke during the time the former president was in the Oval Office.
Let’s hope that now, finally, after all these years, those involved in these matters will be held to account.