Wallace Presses Lynch: Does Obama's Hillary Endorsement Create 'Conflict of Interest'?
On "Fox News Sunday" today, Chris Wallace questioned Attorney General Loretta Lynch about President Obama's recent endorsement of Hillary Clinton and how that might affect the investigation into the former secretary of state's private email server.
Wallace pointed out that Lynch, the nation's top law enforcement officer, is a political appointee of the president. He asked if Obama's endorsement of Clinton creates a "conflict of interest" for her and her Justice Department.
"Does it make it harder for you to handle the criminal investigation into Clinton when your boss is saying he thinks she should be president?" Wallace asked.
Lynch said that the investigation into Clinton's emails is going to be handled like any other investigation.
"We've got career agents and lawyers looking at that. They will follow the facts and follow the evidence wherever it leads and come to a conclusion," Lynch said. "This is not a conflict for me or for the department or for anyone."
She added that she's never discussed the case with the president or anyone at the White House.
"That's not the kind of relationship that I have with people there, and it would be inappropriate to do so."
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