Just as speculation is peaking about whether ex-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will face any charges for running a private email system that allegedly exposed classified national secrets to hackers, the legal eagle responsible for making the decision, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, has met with her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
KNXV-TV in Phoenix cited sources at the city’s Sky Harbor International Airport who said Lynch met privately with Bill Clinton aboard a parked private plane.
The station said Bill Clinton was in the Phoenix area on a visit and arrived at the airport Monday evening.
Clinton was notified Lynch would be arriving at the airport soon and waited for her arrival, the station said.
Lynch later confirmed the meeting to the television station.
The FBI is investigating the private email setup, which bypassed the State Department’s security system. The emails remain the subject of multiple investigations and lawsuits, with Hillary Clinton’s aides already giving depositions in one legal challenge.
That case, by Judicial Watch, could require Hillary Clinton to testify.
The Phoenix station said Lynch reported the meeting “was a great deal about grandchildren, it was primarily social about our travels and he mentioned golf he played in Phoenix.”
Lynch claimed the meeting, about 30 minutes long, did not include any discussion about issues pending before the Department of Justice.
In the latest in the investigation, top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin expressed frustration at her former boss’ use of the home-based private email server to run the State Department.
Judicial Watch has released the transcript of Abedin’s deposition.
Abedin now is vice chairwoman of Clinton’s presidential campaign. She was deposed by attorneys for Judicial Watch in a Freedom of Information lawsuit that seeks records covering her employment status.
Abedin acknowledged using ClintonEmail.com for official business but said she generally used her official State.gov account. State Department personnel would communicate with her at ClintonEmail.com when there were problems with the State.gov system. When asked if Clinton ever objected to her using ClintonEmail.com to conduct State Department business, Abedin answered, “No, not that I remember. No.”