Fox News’ Bret Baier reported Friday, citing a “well-placed source in the FBI,” that FBI agents are “livid” about the private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former president Bill Clinton.
“Not just because of the optics and the bad appearance,” Baier explained, “but also because Bill Clinton is a potential target, a potential witness intricately involved in the second part of the investigation, and that is the corruption investigation into the possible mishandling, misdealings with the Clinton Foundation.”
The FBI agents, he said, were not placated by Lynch’s explanation that they only talked about grandchildren and personal matters. “You don’t have to be talking about the substance of the investigations to have influence on somebody who is going to make a decision about the end result. It’s like working the refs, and lawyers know this.”
Baier also pointed out this wasn’t the first time FBI agents went to the press to complain about the handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton‘s emails. “Remember back in October, the president said there was not going to be any national security implications in this email investigation in an interview, and the FBI was very upset about that at the time as well,” he said.
Watch the exchange above, via Fox News.
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