Despite an MSNBC panel and a Democratic senator both saying that former president Bill Clinton should not have met privately with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell dismissed those and other complaints as “conspiracy theories” Thursday.
“As though there weren’t enough conspiracy theories out there already…” Mitchell complained, while introing a story on the meeting, which occurred despite the fact that Lynch’s FBI is investigating Clinton’s wife Hillary Clinton.
Mitchell uncritically passed along Lynch’s explanation that the meeting was “completely social, they talked about grandchildren. But this has led to a lot of conspiracy theories that even before Hillary Clinton has been interviewed by the FBI, to our knowledge, that somehow this is Bill Clinton talking to Loretta Lynch about clearing Hillary Clinton of the e-mail investigation.”
Mitchell pulled out the term a third time when throwing to her colleague Kristen Welker. “As a White House correspondent, you know how this kind of thing can happen. It does, I guess, fuel the conspiracy theorists and shows that it wasn’t smart of either of them to have had a private meeting.”
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