Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch’s DOJ Brings the FBI to Heel

Featured image This cartoon, hot off the press (or rather the pen of Michael Ramirez), beautifully describes the role the Department of Justice has played in the multiple criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton. Click to enlarge: »

The Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch meeting — even worse than we thought

Featured image It now appears that the FBI has been investigating the Bill and Hillary Clinton Foundation for more than a year. This casts the informal meeting last summer on an airplane between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in an even worse light than before. As one reader puts it: It would seem rather inappropriate [for Attorney General Lynch] to be meeting with someone without staff if the person is not just »

Did DOJ and FBI Blow Off Democratic Senators?

Featured image On Saturday, four Democratic Senators sent a letter addressed jointly to Loretta Lynch and James Comey, on the newly-discovered Hillary Clinton emails. They recited Democratic Party talking points and demanded fast action from the agencies. I haven’t seen the actual letter, but this description seems quite complete: Four Democrats in the Senate on Saturday sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta Lynch and FBI Director James Comey requesting a range »

Report: DOJ denied FBI request to investigate the Clinton Foundation

Featured image For months, there have been rumors that the FBI is investigating the Clinton Foundation for public corruption. It has been clear to me that, as I put it yesterday, “even assuming the truth of such reports, I think it’s fanciful to think that anything will come of this; the FBI has shot its wad.” Now comes word, via CNN, that the FBI asked to investigate the Clinton Foundation earlier this »

Team Clinton to Lynch: Maybe you can stay on as AG

Featured image Deep into this New York Times puff piece about the wonders of a hypothetical Hillary Clinton presidency, we learn that “Democrats close to Mrs. Clinton say she may decide to retain Ms. Lynch, the nation’s first black woman to be attorney general, who took office in April 2015.” Clearly, Team Clinton is dangling before Lynch the prospect of remaining attorney general provided, of course, that the Justice Department doesn’t indict »

It depends on the meaning of “grandchildren”

Featured image The PoliticalXray.com website claims to have obtained proving that when Bill Clinton boarded Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s jet on the tarmac at Phoenix Internation Airport on June 27, 2016 and spoke for 30 minutes, he only spoke about his grandchildren. If so, the video reveals that Lynch has told the truth, Clinton style. I’m filing this under Laughter is the Best Medicine, but we should probably create an It Only »

Lynch says she’ll accept recommendation on Clinton prosecution, but won’t recuse herself

Featured image Attorney General Loretta Lynch said today that she “fully expect[s]” to accept the recommendations of the “career agents and investigators” who are considering whether Hillary Clinton should be criminally charged in connection with her scandalous use of a private email server. In response to a follow-up question, she said “I will accept their recommendations,” and added that “the case will be resolved by the same team that has been working »

The FBI Investigation of Hillary: Is the Fix In?

Featured image Now I know what you’re thinking based on this headline: Of course the fix is in, you idiot! What makes you think the Obama Administration will allow the First Woman President to be indicted for mere sloppiness about emails? And then there’s this breaking story out of Arizona this morning: Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meet privately in Phoenix PHOENIX – Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of email and »

Even al Qaeda Knows Loretta Lynch Is a Dope

Featured image Al Qaeda publishes an English language magazine called “Inspire.” In the current issue, al Qaeda addresses Omar Mateen’s Orlando murders and offers advice to jihadists, as Foreign Desk News reports: While Mateen chose to target what the guide refers to as a “homosexual nightclub,” noting that killing gay people is “the most binding duty and closer to human nature,” it suggests to “avoid targeting places and crowds where minorities are »

Deep thoughts with Loretta Lynch

Featured image We do not ascribe anything President Obama says to stupidity. Ignorance, occasionally. His ignorance of history is easily demonstrable, and it runs wide and deep. However, I wonder about Attorney General Loretta Lynch (as I wondered about her predecessor, Eric Holder). The Orlando massacre has put her public musings front and center and they do not flatter her. In Orlando on Tuesday she said: “To the LGBT community — we »

Obama willing, Mateen unredacted

Featured image FOX News reports that the Obama administration has relented in its redaction of the transcript of Omar Mateen’s calls to 9/11 during the Orlando massacre. The mockery of the Obama administration’s arrant stupidity must have contributed to the outcome. Oh, how this must hurt. In any event, here is the report: Under pressure from Republican leaders, the Justice Department on Monday afternoon reversed itself and released a full, unredacted transcript »

Euphemism of the Decade

Featured image Roger Clegg at The Corner spotted this one: I’m not sure, but I suspect that once upon a time “juvenile delinquent” was a liberal euphemism for “young criminal.” As often happens, however, eventually even the euphemism is thought to be too harsh, and so a better one has to be found. And so one has: This Obama-administration press release yesterday talked a lot about “justice-involved youth.” And so it does: »

Loretta Lynch Confirmed With Ten Republican Votes

Featured image The Senate voted 56-43 this afternoon to confirm Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. Ten Republicans voted for confirmation: Kelly Ayotte, Ron Johnson, Mark Kirk, Rob Portman, Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham, Orrin Hatch and Mitch McConnell. No doubt other Republicans put out statements explaining their opposition to Lynch, but I got these from Jeff Sessions and Marco Rubio, and thought they were both worth passing on. Senator »

Obama is right, the Republican Senate is embarrassing

Featured image On Friday, President Obama lashed out at the Republican Senate for not confirming Loretta Lynch as Attorney General. “There are times where the dysfunction in the Senate just goes too far,” Obama scolded. “This is an example of it.” Doing his best impression of Harrison Ford in “Witness,” Obama huffed: Enough, enough. Call Loretta Lynch for a vote, get her confirmed, let her do her job. This is embarrassing. You »

Correction on Loretta Lynch

Featured image I just put up a post claiming that Loretta Lynch, the pending nominee for Attorney General of the United States, was the Clinton campaign staffer who, in 1992, compiled Team Clinton’s version of Hillary Clinton’s relationship with crooked banker Jim McDougal and of her involvement as a lawyer for McDougal’s Castle Grande scam. The post was erroneous. A different Loretta Lynch served the Clintons in this capacity. I apologize for »

Is Lindsey Graham a victim of “McCarthyism”?

Featured image He seems to think so. Responding to criticism by opponents of the Loretta Lynch nomination, Sen. Graham complained: Joe McCarthy said, if you don’t agree with me that that guy is a communist, then you’re a communist. I don’t buy that kind of logic. I don’t support the executive order. I don’t know whether McCarthy made the argument Graham ascribes to him, but opponents of the Lynch nomination aren’t using »

Loretta Lynch declines to answer

Featured image In her confirmation hearing last week, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch declined to elaborate her views on the president’s power to suspend enforcement of federal law. Obama has not only done so with respect to immigration law, he has established an administrative apparatus to implement the regularization of millions of illegals. Once upon a time, the illegality of such conduct would have been widely understood, relentlessly condemned and intensely resisted. »