When we learned of the interview that Lester Holt had with former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, our own Mr. Morrissey raised a few pertinent questions regarding just how much truth was being revealed. You’ll recall that Lynch’s original story was that she and President Bill Clinton only talked about “golf and grandchildren” during their infamous meeting on the Tarmac in 2016. But when talking to Holt, she expanded on that a bit, saying they also discussed, “issues of the day” such as Brexit.
Here was Ed’s rather polite analysis of that claim.
Until now, we’ve mainly heard that the conversation stuck to stories about grandchildren and personal topics. Bear in mind that the issues of the day in June 2016 mainly concerned the election season that was underway. We know by now that the FBI and DoJ had grown concerned over potential Russian interference in the process and had begun a probe into that as well. The news of the DNC hack broke on June 14th; the tarmac meeting took place around two weeks later. Wouldn’t any of that been among the “issues of the day” on the minds of the Clintons? And wouldn’t that have been of much more interest than Brexit?
All due respect to Ed for the restraint he was exhibiting, but I’m not sure such restraint is actually called for here. The Washington Times also took note of Lynch’s rather lame reflections on the meeting where she expressed, “regrets” meeting Mr. Clinton, given the appearance of impropriety it caused during Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign.
I wouldn’t have even selected this story for additional coverage here if it weren’t for the fact that I don’t think we need to be pussyfooting around what Lynch is doing here (if you’ll pardon the phrase). The fact is that we will never know beyond a shadow of a doubt what went on or exactly what was said during that meeting on the plane. Presumably, there was nobody else allowed in the meeting nor was there any recording of it or we might have heard about it by now. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t apply a bit of common sense and point out a situation where the emperor obviously isn’t wearing any clothes.
Based on what we do know and what was claimed by both parties involved, the only logical conclusion is that this woman is a liar. There. I said it. She’s lying through her teeth. There is simply no way on Earth that Lynch and the former President could have had such a secret, off the record conversation and not have been aware that it would be of tremendous interest to the public if word ever leaked out. There was also no reason that they needed to have such a conversation about “grandchildren and golf” given the high tension surrounding both of them at the time.
What’s most insulting here is the way that Lynch can shrug off the obvious and simply smirk at the nation, knowing that she will never be definitively exposed. And she has to know it. Captain Louis Renault would be more believable saying that he had no idea about gambling going on in the casino. If the Justice Department during that era had a better track record of being completely transparent and nonpartisan, perhaps… just perhaps.. we might allow some wiggle room here. But they weren’t. Anyone recall when the embezzlement charges against Huma Abedin were unceremoniously tossed into the recycling bin with the AG citing “prosecutorial discretion?”
No, I can’t definitively prove that Loretta Lynch was lying about that meeting. Nobody can. But I also am under no obligation to take her word or that of President Bill “I did not have sexual relations with that woman” Clinton about what happened that day. She hasn’t earned that amount of blind faith from the public and I’m not buying it.