Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday she will “accept” the FBI’s recommendations on whether or not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her exclusive use of a personal email server while she served as secretary of state. After months of speculation about whether Lynch would act in accordance with the law over politics, it was reported earlier Friday that she would accept the FBI’s recommendations. Additionally, Lynch said she would not recuse herself from the case because that means she would not even be briefed on the investigators’ findings. “I’ll be briefed on it and I will be accepting their recommendations,” she said at the Aspen Ideas Festival.
Lynch also addressed the unplanned meeting with Bill Clinton at Phoenix’s airport this week, which fueled speculation over whether the former president tried to sway her on the email investigation. She acknowledged the meeting “certainly raises questions and concerns,” but reiterated her past statements that the probe is being handled by career agents and investigators within the Justice Department, and ensured that she does not have a role in the findings.