Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton was “terrible” and “horrible.” “It is an amazing thing,” Trump stated during an interview on The Mike Gallagher Show. “I’ve been talking about the rigged system, how it’s rigged,” he said, adding, “this is terrible.” “It was really a sneak…it was really something that they didn’t want publicized, as I understand it, is that correct? Wow.”
However, Lynch told the press at a conference in Aspen, Colorado, on Friday, that “the topic of my discussion with former President Bill Clinton had nothing to do with his wife, in any shape or form. We talked about the weather and Donald Trump’s Labrador hair,” she said, causing laughs in the room. “Seriously though, we talked about everyday things, a joke or two was shared, and that was about it. Completely informal,” the Attorney General attempted to calm down the firestorm caused by the impromptu meeting.
“On a completely unrelated matter,” she changed the topic in a serious manner, “I want to say that we will wait for approximately 6 months before deciding on the issue of Hillary Clinton’s private email server. This time frame was selected for no specific reason whatsoever, which is to say, that it has nothing to do with the fact that the Presidential election is in November of this year. We feel that the 6-month waiting period is necessary in order to thoroughly go through every single piece of evidence we have.”
Asked whether the delay in the ruling is meant to shield Clinton from taking damage and risking losing the election, which is more than obvious, the Attorney General offered a rather flimsy reply. “Well, you know, of course everybody is going to think that, it’s sort of one of those things that is so obvious it would be impossible to miss. But I assure you, that is not the case. In fact, former President Bill Clinton even urged me to hurry things up, but I couldn’t be swayed. What his reason for wanting his wife to not become President is, I really don’t know. But, that’s not my job.”
“Why not 12 months?” someone shouted from the back of the room. “That’s a good question. But, you know, that would kind of render the entire process meaningless. Because what we’re after here is justice and justice cannot be rushed, nor held back. It has to come in due time, and in the case of these emails, which there is a ton of, 6 months is the most reasonable prediction. Plus, I figured that would make for a killer Christmas present,” Lynch joked again.