Jordan questions AG Loretta Lynch about decision to blindly accept FBI recommendation
In a hearing today before the House Judiciary Committee, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) questioned U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch about her decision to accept the FBI’s recommendation in its investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email arrangement even before she knew what the recommendation was.
During the hearing Rep. Jordan said:
“I think your actions made it worse. I really do. I think a lot of people already think that there are two systems, as many have talked about: one for ‘we, the people,’ an entirely different one for the politically connected. [Clinton is] former Secretary of State, [she’s] former senator, [she’s] former First Lady, [she’s] nominee for president, [her] husband meets with you five days before a decision’s announced – different standard for those facts. And you proved it. You demonstrated that it’s different by your actions because you said you’ve never done this before – so you changed your internal practices, you changed the fact that you’ve never announced beforehand that you’re gonna follow a recommendation before you even have the recommendations.
“Your actions contribute to this belief that the system is rigged. You made a bad situation worse by saying I’m gonna do whatever they recommend even though I don’t know what the recommendations are. I don’t know anyone who would conduct themselves that way when they’re the ultimate decider. … You showed that this case was different and the law is supposed to treat every single person the same. And your announcement, by definition, made this thing entirely different. And then of course what was ultimately decided made it entirely different as well.”
Last week, Rep. Jordan questioned FBI Director James Comey about his decision to not indict Clinton.
VIDEO of Rep. Jordan’s Q/A with Lynch: https://youtu.be/hsxaYAUMUZI
VIDEO of Rep. Jordan’s Q/A with Comey: https://youtu.be/ygrNjzdJ66k
OP-ED from Rep. Jordan for The Hill newspaper titled “Hillary Clinton: Above the law?”: http://thehill.com/opinion/op-ed/286723-hillary-clinton-above-the-law