Despite the legal questions raised by this week’s private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, many in the press have said they accept that the impromptu 30-minute exchange was totally innocent, and won’t bias the probe into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

“I take [Lynch] & [Clinton] at their word that their convo in Phoenix didn’t touch on probe. But foolish to create such optics,” CNN contributor David Axelrod said on social media.

Bloomberg News’ John Heilemann mused in a panel discussion this week on CBS News, “[N]one of us will never know if all [Clinton] did was just go and say hello. So, I take them for their word it was all perfectly innocent.”