Quick quiz. What happened on June 27, 2016? Where did it happen, and why do we care?
What happened on June 27, 2016 at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona, as a meeting on the tarmac between former president Bill Clinton, and Obama administration Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Why do we care? Because it was in the middle of a presidential campaign, where Clinton’s wife was getting hounded that she wasn’t a qualified candidate because of her scandals due to her breaking federal law and using a home-brew email server in her house.
Now, when all of this came about, we were told by Lynch that there was nothing to see here. Remember how all they did was talk about baseball and grandkids? They didn’t bring up Hillary at all, and certainly didn’t mention anything about the campaign, or how the Department of Justice or the FBI were going to rule on possibly indicting Hillary for a myriad of charges (most of which have been proven to have been true). Nope…nothing to see here folks…move along!
Well, not so fast. Apparently, the FBI is now re-opening that case against Lynch and Clinton. The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ…not to be confused with the much more snowflake friendly ACLU), has been suing various branches of government, and doing so successfully. They originally had sent a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) to the FBI asking to see documents that pertained to that meeting. They were told a year ago that no such documents existed. That was under James Comey. Today, there’s a new sheriff in town, and a new story to tell. Apparently now, the FBI says they MAY have some documents pertaining to the meeting, and they need to re-open the case against Lynch.
All of this as Lynch appears to be the fall guy in the whole Hillary mess. It hasn’t gone away, nor will it as long as these lawsuits remain unsettled. Now, don’t get me wrong…Hillary isn’t going to jail anytime soon, but others that were protecting her may just be headed that way. People like Cheryl Mills, and Huma Abedin, may be wearing stripes before this is all over. Lynch may join that group. If that’s the case, she would become only the second US Attorney General in memory to be sent to prison. John Mitchell spent 19 months in the slammer for his part in the Watergate cover-up back in the 1970’s under Richard Nixon. That’s not to say other AG’s haven’t been guilty…they just have skated. Lynch may not be so lucky. We’ll have to wait and see how that one pans out.
If Loretta Lynch gets sent up the river, expect Mills, Abedin, along with possibly Susan Rice and Samantha Powers to get a new set of duds to wear. It’s a ways up the road, but at least the FBI is looking into it, and hopefully Christopher Wray will prove to have a better handle on the job than Jim Comey did!
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!