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A Corrupt Bargain: Hillary To Reappoint Lynch As Attorney General

Dick Morris

By Dick Morris

Published July 6, 2016

On Sunday, July 3rd, The New York Times printed what can only be called a sales receipt sealing the deal whereby the Clintons bought the cooperation of Attorney General Loretta Lynch return for a promise to reappoint her. The Times story featured the following quote:

"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."

The damning quote was inserted into the Times story to confirm to Lynch that her message had been received and acknowledged by Hillary's people. The deal was set: No indictment in return for reappointment.

In light of the timing of events over the past few days, anyone with an ounce of sense must dismiss the idea that the sequence of meetings and statements was merely coincidental. It was all planned.

Did Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch happen to be on the same tarmac at the same time on Thursday, June 30th? No way. A Congressional committee should put both under oath and ask the question. (Although swearing Bill in to tell the truth under oath is, perhaps, pointless). Doubtless, an intermediary such as former Attorney General Eric Holder was involved in arranging the meeting.

Was it coincidental that no media was allowed and photographs were prohibited? And that the story only leaked because someone in Justice let it out? Of course it was not.

And, during the meeting, what happened? A great deal more than a discussion of grandchildren. Likely Lynch told Bill that his wife wouldn't be indicted and, perhaps, even coached her -- through him -- about what to say at her deposition two days hence.

And, in return, one can easily imagine a hearty handshake from the former president and a bromide like "I want you to know that both Hillary and I deeply admire the job you are doing as Attorney General and would be honored to have you continue to work closely with us in the future."

Translation: reappointment. A corrupt bargain.

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Dick Morris, who served as adviser to former Sen. Trent Lott (R-Miss.) and former President Clinton, is the author of 16 books, including his latest, Screwed and Here Come the Black Helicopters.

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