While the news was still hot on Friday morning that Attorney General Loretta Lynch would be receiving the recommendation from the FBI about possible prosecution of Hillary Clinton, Judge Jeanine Pirro joined the set of Fox & Friend to slam the “charade.”
Pirro — alongside with many others — argued that Lynch’s move is hardly a binding operation, but rather a subtle play on words meant to lead people into thinking that she would be essentially stepping aside and allowing the FBI to dictate the course of action.
“That means she is accepting their determination; that means not deferring the decision to them. She is not recusing herself — which is something she should have done under rule 14 of the Justice Department ethics code,” Pirro clarified Friday morning. Fox & Friends cohost Tucker Carlson had previously in the broadcast called the maneuver, “a good thing,” for people looking for objectivity under FBI Director James Comey.
But Pirro wasn’t so sure. “[Lynch] works for someone who has already endorsed Hillary Clinton,” she continued, referring to the complicit culpability of President Barack Obama. She furthered that star witness number one would be the President himself, since he was on the receiving end of many of the emails that Clinton would have sent under her separate email server.
“So we’ve been reading this then in the reverse. This is the first sign then that we’re not going to see an indictment for Hillary Clinton,” Fox & Friends cohost Clayton Morris sheepishly admitted.
And if reports Saturday afternoon are to be believed, they just might be correct.
Watch the above segment from Fox News’s Fox & Friends.
J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) is an editorial producer and columnist at Mediaite.
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