If you haven’t already heard, FBI Director James Comey did not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton concerning her personal email server and mishandling of classified material. Democrats are quietly rejoicing while the rest of America is bewildered. Comey said that although Clinton and her staff were extremely careless, they didn’t intend to break the law. He also stated that Hillary Clinton wasn’t sophisticated enough to understand the security classifications on email messages.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that she would abide by the FBI’s recommendation regardless of the outcome. Congressman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, questioned Lynch on who ultimately made the decision. He said, “I want to know where the buck stops, who made the decision?”
In the video posted on Independent Journal, Lynch has a hard time giving answers to Jordan’s questions. He wants to know who was responsible and Lynch uses an old technique to avoid giving an answer. She tip-toes around by answering a question that hasn’t been asked.
Jordan: “Who made the decision that no charges would be brought against Secretary Clinton?”
Lynch: “Congressman, with respect to that decision, I had determined that I would accept the recommendation of the team. I made that known.”
Jordan: “So, who ultimately made the decision?”
Lynch: “I made that known and when the recommendation was given to me, I did accept that recommendation.”
Jordan: “So, did you ultimately make that decision, or did Director Comey?”
Lynch: “Well, Director Comey was part of the team.”
You’ve got to admire Congressman Jordan for his patience and perseverance in trying to get an answer from the Attorney General. Lynch looks like she could use some help. Watch the video at Independent Journal for yourself.
Independent Journal reports:
Congressman Jim Jordan puts on a clinic during Attorney General Lynch’s testimony.
“So, you’ve never announced before an investigation is done that whatever they came up with–maybe they’re going to screw it up, who knows–you’ve never announced before that whatever they recommend, I’m going to follow?” Jordan asks at one point in the fiery exchange.
In the course of the testimony, Lynch admits that the appearance of impropriety resulting from her private meeting with Bill Clinton weighed heavily into her decision to make the announcement to accept the recommendation of FBI Director Comey and the prosecutorial “team.”