When Barack Obama endorsed Hillary Clinton for President – while she was being investigated by the FBI – many observers questioned if It was a conflict of interest.
While the FBI can recommend criminal charges, it is up to Obama’s Department of Justice to actually prosecute Hillary.
Many critics blasted Obama for endorsing Clinton before the FBI investigation was complete.
Obama’s endorsement could put implied pressure on the Department of Justice to not pursue the criminal case, should the FBI recommend charges.
And critics are blasting Obama because his endorsement could taint the FBI’s decision to recommend charges at all.
However, Attorney General Loretta Lynch stunned observers when she claimed there was no conflict of interest by Obama endorsing Hillary.
She also stated she had never discussed Hillary’s emails with Obama.
Lynch made both of these admissions during an interview on “Fox News Sunday”.
The Hill reports:
“We’ve never discussed the Clinton case,” Lynch said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I’ve never spoken about it with the president or really anyone at the White House. That’s not the kind of relationship that I have with the people there, and it would be inappropriate to do so.”
Lynch said Sunday that the president’s endorsement of Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, does not create a conflict of interest for her or for the Justice Department — although she is an appointee of the president. The attorney general met with the president following his endorsement of Clinton.
“I don’t get involved on whom the president endorses,” she said.
“The investigation into the State Department email matter is going to be handled like any other matter. 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.”
So what did Lynch and Obama discuss after he endorsed Hillary?
It strains believability to think Obama and his Attorney General did not discuss the scandal surrounding the candidate he just endorsed.
If they didn’t discuss Hillary’s email scandal, why would Obama meet with his Attorney General immediately after announcing the endorsement?
The Obama administration operates like a well oiled political machine where everyone stays on message.
After the Orlando terror attacks, administration officials – from Obama on down – all blamed the shooting on the NRA and gun laws; not radical Islamic terrorism.
Critics contend that there is no way Obama would endorse Hillary unless he and his Attorney General were already on the same page regarding her email scandal.
Twitchy.com reported on a sampling of the social media response to Lynch’s claim that she never discussed Hillary’s email scandal with Obama: