'None of That Adds Up': Chaffetz Questions Timing, Reasoning of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting
Former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) was skeptical of the 2016 meeting of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on a tarmac in Arizona, saying that nothing adds up as to why the meeting could take place.
The meeting occurred while Hillary Clinton was being investigated for her use of a private email server while secretary of state, raising questions of possible collusion between the Justice Department and the Clintons.
"Why is it that the attorney general had an extra 30, 45 minutes on her schedule? For them to just say it was impromptu, an accidental meeting, really doesn't add up," he said.
In an interview with NBC, Lynch said she and the former president only discussed “innocuous things," and that Hillary Clinton was not among the topics.
Chaffetz noted the timing of events that played out following the meeting, regarding the Clinton email probe and the former first lady's ultimate exoneration.
"You have, in rapid succession: tarmac meeting, interview of Hillary Clinton -- without the notes, not under oath -- and then that's all followed by this exoneration. It makes no sense," he said.
Comey will release a book on April 17 about the Clinton investigation, as well as allegations of ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.
Former NYPD Officer Dan Bongino said Monday that "Loretta Lynch should be talking to a lawyer and so should Jim Comey."
He said both could have "very serious criminal liability" for possibly interfering in the probe into Clinton's private email server and her mishandling of classified information.
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