(National Sentinel)Â Corruption:Â Long-time Washington watchers have seen Bill and Hillary Clinton slither away from scandal after scandal ever since they hit town more than two decades ago. And now it looks as though someone else may actually take the fall for Hillary’s gross criminal misconduct involving her improper use of a private email server while serving as Obama’s secretary of state.
As reported by Paul Sperry at theÂ New York Post, Lynch may be in legal hot water over “holes” in testimony she provided the House Judiciary Committee last year. While many of her statements were incredulous at best, one in particular has caught the attention of Senate investigators looking into potential obstruction of justice, on behalf of an investigation launched by the Senate Judiciary Committee. And it could land her in legal jeopardy.
When former Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified last year about her decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information, she swore she never talked to â€œanyoneâ€ on the Clinton campaign. That categorical denial, though made in response to a series of questions about whether she spoke with Clintonworld about remaining attorney general if Hillary won the election, could come back to haunt her.
Among other things, [senators] want to know if she or any of her Justice Department staff â€œever communicated with Amanda Renteria,â€ who headed Clintonâ€™s political operations during the campaign. Renteria, who has been identified in the document as the senior Clinton campaign aide with whom Lynch privately communicated, has also been asked to testify.
The committee also wants to know if Lynch or any of her aides were in contact with former DNC chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz regarding the Clinton email investigation, according to a three-page list of questions that Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein recently sent to Lynch at her New York apartment.
When she testified before the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. David Trott, R-Mich., laid into Lynch for refusing to recuse herself from the Clinton investigation though she met privately with Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac in Arizona, just a week before she ultimately let Hillary off the hook for criminal mishandling of classified information via her unsecured server, as then-FBI Director James Comey laid out.
Then, in reference to rumors she may possibly remain as attorney general in a hypothetical Hillary Clinton administration, Trott asked Lynch if she had met withÂ anyone on Clinton’s campaign staff during the yearlong investigation into her email server; she replied: “I have not spoken to anyone on either the campaign or transition or any staff members affiliated with them.”
The Senate Judiciary Committee now knows about a document that was obtained by the FBI, which reportedly shows a Democratic operative’s claim that Lynch in private assured Renteria that her Justice Department “would not push too deeply” into Clinton’s email server investigation, though the server was found to have contained highly classified information from the State Department.
“And it will press her to explain the discrepancy â€” along with why she reportedly asked former FBI Director James Comey to leave her office when he confronted her with the document,” Sperry wrote, offering this next:
There are three explanations: Either Lynch lied under oath, or she never in fact talked to Renteria, or her categorical denial was meant to later claim she was merely discussing her role post-election.
The committee also plans to double down into why Lynch met Bill Clinton in Arizona.
Is it possible that, after all of the hullabaloo over Clinton’s email server, which Obama knew about and used, Lynch is the one administration official who will go down for it?
Only in Washington. And only when the real criminal is named Clinton.