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WaPo Columnist Grills Lynch on Clinton Meeting: ‘What on Earth Were You Thinking?’

vlcsnap-2016-07-01-11h43m07s814The Washington Post‘s Jonathan Capehart spoke for many in Washington Friday when he quizzed Attorney General Loretta Lynch in an Aspen town hall, asking bluntly why on earth she thought it was a good idea to meet privately with Bill Clinton.

Capehart, a liberal, praised Lynch for “having the highest integrity, utmost solid judgment. So when people heard what went down in Phoenix, a lot of people– I mean friends, supporters, backers are saying, what on earth was she thinking talking to Bill Clinton?”

“So… what on earth were you thinking?” he asked to laughter. “What happened?”

Lynch took the question in stride, chuckling and calling it “perfectly reasonable… I completely get that question, and I think it is the question of the day. But I think the issue is, again, what is my role in how that matter is going to be resolved.”

Lynch promised that the investigation in Hillary Clinton‘s email server was being handled by career prosecutors who would make their recommendations independent of the Obama administration. “Then, as is the common process, they present it to me and I fully expect to accept their recommendations,” she said.

Watch the exchange above, via MSNBC.

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