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Lynch under fire for Clinton confab

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>> As I was landing, he was headed out.>> Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, coming under fire Thursday for her adhoc meeting with former president, Bill Clinton, at an Arizona airport this week, as her Justice Department probes Hillary Clinton's use of private email as Secretary of State. Steve Hollins says that Lynch is getting pulled into one of the most hotly contested issues of the 2016 race.
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>> It is a bit odd to have the Attorney General meeting with the former President at a time when the former President's wife is under a federal investigation. She's only been in this job for a year. She's deeply versed in legal matters, criminal prosecutions. But perhaps not as attuned to the politics of Washington.
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>> Lynch and Clinton, apparently meeting for half an hour on her plane in Phoenix. Lynch saying this week, Hillary Clinton's email problems never came up.>> He did come over and say hello and speak to my husband and myself>> Talk about his grandchildren and->> But the tete-a-tete sending conservative blogs into a lather Thursday, with some calling for Lynch to recuse herself from the case.
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Donald Trump also weighing in saying it shows the system is rigged.>> Well, this allows Trump to change the subject somewhat, from his own campaign, his whole dysfunction. And it really is an embarrassment for the Clinton campaign, as they try to keep the focus on Donald Trump.>> Several Clinton aides have already spoken to the FBI on the case, and Clinton is expected to be questioned in the coming weeks.