Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hillary's Emails: Loretta Lynch Is Being Put to the Test
Loretta Lynch, the successor as attorney general to the corrupt Eric Holder, came over to Justice from her previous position as US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn). Even though she was appointed by President Obama, it was at least hoped that she would bring true professional experience to the job. Now she is truly being put to the test, and that test centers around Hillary Clinton and her email scandal.
Two inspectors general have recommended that the Justice Department open an investigation into Ms Clinton for possible criminal wrongdoing in the email server matter. There is ample evidence to at least merit an investigation. The inspectors have already uncovered messages that dealt with sensitive material as part of random sampling. That leads to suspicion that there could be thousands of similar messages.
Ms Clinton's denials and "explanations", far from clearing up the matter, have only cast more suspicion on her truthfulness. Her running correspondence with Sidney Blumenthal on matters relating to Libya have further clouded the issue. Blumenthal turned over his copies of correspondence with Ms Clinton-correspondence that she said she had turned over to State, but which State couldn't find.
The only proper course of action is to turn this over to the professional investigators of the FBI. Make no mistake, the field agents who would actually conduct the investigation will be subservient to their bosses in hqs, who will be subservient to the suits in the DOJ. Federal law enforcement agencies have sections in their respective hqs that oversee so-called "sensitive investigations" and this fully fits that description. If on the other hand, Ms Lynch comes out and makes an announcement that no investigation is deemed warranted, the claims of political cover-up will be prompt and loud.
Loretta Lynch is now squarely on the hot seat.