“We talked about his grandchildren” Loretta Lynch


This is good stuff!  Bill Clinton was at the Phoenix, Arizona airport yesterday.  He had a private jet waiting on the apron.  Hey!  CGI and his foundation are rolling in money and you can't use it all for good works.  Supposedly he "heard" that Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the US was arriving in  DoJ aircraft.  Sooo … he decided to wait for her arrival and then strolled over to her aircraft for a little chat.

Lynch says that nothing was discussed concerning the ongoing DoJ/FBI investigations into Hillary's possible violations of federal law concerning secret information or DoJ/FBI investigations concerning possible violations of federal corruption laws in the CGI/Clinton Foundation.

No, Lynch says, the conversation was entirely personal.  She says it was social and concerned Clinton's grandchildren.

Sure!  Why not?

I don't suppose that Bill told her what a great AG she is.  He would not have said that, would he? pl 


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64 Responses to “We talked about his grandchildren” Loretta Lynch

  1. DC says:

    Refreshing. Mika should speak up more often.

  2. Fred says:

    I wonder if a discussion about jobs came up? It’s not like CGI isn’t going to need a (lot) of good lawyer(s) or that Lynch is still going to be employed by the next administration.

  3. Liza says:

    Col. Lang:
    Clinton was obstensibly in Phoenix for golfing. I live in Tucson; let me assure that NO ONE is golfing at the moment. Our weather has been insanely hot; Phoenix hit 120 degrees last week. Yesterday the temperature in Phoenix reached 104. No one can golf without risking heat stroke.

  4. 505thPIR says:

    See no violations-Hear No Violations-Speak No Violations…It is just so overt… and quite frankly, overt because there seems in practice, to be no sanction against the wrong-doing… The Clintons/establishment on both sides of the aisle feel perfectly comfortable and entitled to go about their sordid business. Everything sets a new precedent and the cookbook gets more and more fine-tuned. They do this more and more comfortably in the open.
    Sadly, 4 July, 2016 may have funeral overtones in terms of health/fate of The Republic. This election may well be the transition point from a sick American Democracy to one that is functionally gone over to palliative care. What emerges next, Orwell’s distopia. Neil Young was pre-mature, come this November we may functionally be “finally on our own”.
    There are certainly long shadows creeping over the land, its people and its governance.

  5. LeaNder says:

    I don’t like historical analogies, but these times feel a lot like an earlier social upheaval/turning point.
    Not quite that one, though, although maybe some type of start.
    I somewhat never caught onto Neill Young after he left CSNY, admittedly. Didn’t realize he may have written both text and music. One of my favorites.

  6. rjj says:

    Sounds like something worth doing for the sheer hell of it.
    had he taken off without saying hi to Lo the story would have been he fled the scene to avoid her.

  7. The Beaver says:

    @ Liza
    They really think the people will believe their “stories”

  8. Donald says:

    This is why I can’t stand the Clintons. Even if you take the most charitable view and believe that they only spoke about grandkids, in what possible universe would Clinton not realize how bad this looks? But they are too arrogant to care.

  9. mbrenner says:

    Cynicism of this order seems misplaced. It should be obvious that Bill was really interested in getting an introduction to Lynch’s knock-out niece.

  10. rakesh wahi says:

    this makes so much sense- let us see Clinton has no otherway to coomunicate with Lynch so he had to do it publicly just so he could ask her not to prosecute his spouse, world class analysis ,

  11. turcopolier says:

    OK. What is your explanation? pl

  12. BabelFish says:

    They simply don’t care. They haven’t cared since he was governor of Arkansas and she worked at the Rose law firm and it was heavily involved in doing legal work for the state

  13. The Beaver says:

    Nah !!!
    Lynch could be heading a Family Office after her stint as AG and Grand-pa is making sure that his grand children would be looked after should SIL run afoul of IRS or whatever financial misrepresentation. Seems like it runs in the family

  14. ex-PFC Chuck says:

    She should have fled the scene to avoid him.

  15. doug says:

    Some things you just don’t want to do by email. Or texting. Or phone call. Yep, like talking about the grandkids with the AG. Uh huh, sure.

  16. DC says:

    AG Lynch’s conduct appears to violate the DoJ’s rules requiring “impartiality in performing official duties”:
    “In addition to the impartiality regulation, 28 C.F.R. § 45.2 prohibits a DOJ employee, without written authorization, from participating in a criminal investigation or prosecution if he has a personal or political relationship with any person or organization substantially involved in the conduct that is the subject of the investigation or prosecution, or any person or organization which he knows has a specific and substantial interest that would be directly affected by the outcome of the investigation or prosecution.”

  17. Rd. says:

    “We talked about his grandchildren”
    They can do as they wish,.. they are the elites.
    there was a reason for the American revolution, the French, the Russian and the Iranian revolutions. The guillotine, firing squads, etc are the only language that resonates with the elites and the less than 1%. otherwise, they’ll keep on taking. Voting, legislation, rule of law are foreign to them. We have a very long road ahead before people in US/west reach the same conclusions as their forefathers in the 1700s.

  18. LeaNder says:

    not bad. 😉

  19. ToivoS says:

    It looks like this story is now out there with CNN, ABC,CBS, Fox, USA today, WaPo and Huffington Post giving it some space. Of course, the NYT has yet to cover it. The CNN article went to great lengths explaining that the encounter was totally innocent. I even saw one mention that the Hillary campaign sees this as something that might be bad for her and they are now in spin mode to push the “they were only exchanging photos of their grand children” story.

  20. ked says:

    I don’t know about RW’s, but an alternative that fits facts might be…
    Bill, a hail-fellow-well-met type (as ex-Prez go), having little or no feedback loop when it comes to Living Large, went into pol autopilot mode (kinda like Ronny watching old movies & recalling them as real). His default is campaigning – saying nice things, building rapport, kissing babies.
    When he found out Lynch was nearby on the tarmac, he couldn’t help himself… to “do good” … simply by his magnetic presence things would become better (a characteristic of pure politicians – VP Biden is cut from the same cloth). At this stage in life Bill is about making up for a lifetime of past transgressions to his wife, more pro quo than quid, & clumsy to boot. {if a deal was going down, would a wise-guy operate out in the open?}

  21. Swampy says:

    and away we go…
    “Department of Justice officials filed a motion in federal court late Wednesday seeking a 27-month delay in producing correspondence between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s four top aides and officials with the Clinton Foundation and Teneo Holdings, a closely allied public relations firm that Bill Clinton helped launch.
    If the court permits the delay, the public won’t be able to read the communications until October 2018, about 22 months into her prospective first term as President. The four senior Clinton aides involved were Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Michael Fuchs, Ambassador-At-Large Melanne Verveer, Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Deputy Chief of Staff Huma Abedin.”

  22. James Loughton says:

    He just let her know how happy his grandchildren would be if she kept her place as AG and got nominated to the Supreme Court.

  23. MRW says:

    And schtupping her law partner from the looks of Chelsea (well, he was Mayor of Little Rock then).
    Trout-mouth Chelsea before her nose and chin job. You can find pics of Hubbell all over the web:

  24. Alexandria says:

    The fix is in.

  25. MRW says:

    Your derision is misplaced. A judge would throw the book at any ordinary spouse of a criminal defendant–or intended criminal defendant–who met privately with the prosecutor. It’s grounds for the disbarment of the prosecutor who permits it. Cannot be done. If the ordinary spouse takes that license–could be the innocent action of a legal simpleton–it has to be in the prosecutor ’s office, officially recorded, and reported to the court.

  26. rakesh wahi says:

    most benign- social encounter,of course people can compare it Corleone getting the brother to sit in on the senate hearing

  27. Fred says:

    ex-PFC Chuck,
    No, she should have told him it was inappropriate of him to even attempt the conversation and that as a lawyer and ex-senior official he was well aware of that fact.

  28. Fred says:

    The Beaver,
    You mean she would really like to be (exorbitantly) paid with money that originated from those CGI donors who funneled it all through that Canadian “charity” that doesn’t have to report who gave what to whom?

  29. rakesh wahi says:

    Let us accept that neither Clinton nor Obama are particularly stupid- I dont think Bill Clinton would have suffered if he had not lied to his attorney Bennett prior to the deposition. Hillary saw that and their lawyer now – Kendall ?? observed it first hand. Although Hillary would love to be president this desire is less intense than the fear of being in prison. How likely is it that her lawyer has not gone through each and every bit of information in the email ( generating a huge income as well) before telling her that she is not in jeopardy. How likely is it that Obama has no real idea what is in the emails ? much as he would like Hilary to succeed him, he is less desirous of soiling his reputation. Based on this analysis I have concluded that there was never any criminal jeopardy for Hillary. This is an educated guess- events may confirm or refute it

  30. r whitman says:

    Remember this is the Bill Clinton we all know and love reverting to form. It is obvious he stuck around to see Lynch so he could hit on her. Ran out of interns.

  31. aleksandar says:

    Maybe they have had an ” affair ” long time ago and Bill just want to see her again.

  32. TV says:

    They DON’T care.
    Clinton, Lynch, the whole corrupt (Democrat) establishment are above the law and they know it AND they also know that the Democrat lapdog media will cover for them.
    Imagine if these two bozos were Republicans?
    The fix was already in;Bill just stopped by to see if Loretta was still on board.
    Comey resigns in protest, FBI agents throw (anonymous – of course) tantrums, the Democrat media covers it all up and Hillary gets elected (by an electorate that is not really sure if the Sun actually comes up in the east) and PRESTO – Lynch is an Appeals Court judge.

  33. JohnH says:

    Maybe Bubba offered to take Loretta along on future corporate speaking gigs and earn a nice fee as the opening act. Maybe she’ll only make high five figures per speech, but it would still add up fast.

  34. JerseyJeffersonian says:

    Well, they can try to get the judge to go along with this obvious slow-walking of the process, but I’m not sure that the judge will agree. And at some point, such obstructionism may backfire by trying the judge’s patience.
    Of course, if the judge were to become visibly irritated, that might be a cause for a call to assign the case to another judge, thus getting the desired delay through subterfuge. One hopes that the judge is well aware of this potential set-up, and through his demeanor exemplifies the patience of Job.

  35. walrus says:

    @Fred, Bingo! “we could sure use someone like you in our charity foundation after you retire”.

  36. walrus says:

    @James Loughton, that explanation is even more plausible then a job at the Clinton Foundation.

  37. Alexandria says:

    CNN and the Media have been working overtime to assert that there is no evidence that that there is no evidence that BC and LL talked about anything other than community policing and grandchildren. And, Stephen Gillers, an NYU Ethics expert, was trotted out to opine that Lynch had not done anything wrong from the standpoint of ethics. However, DC (above) seems to have hit a bulls-eye with his 28 CFR §45.2 cite. And, it’s hard to believe that BC didn’t talk about current non-overtly presidential election issues, such as ain’t it a shame that the Rs won’t give any Obama Supreme Court appointees a hearing; it must make it hard for litigants, even the DOJ to cope. LL would have gotten the message if she need anything more than a hug and squeeze from BC to know that she would be taken care of if she did the right thing.

  38. my.comment says:

    i’m convinced he does these occasional little stunts to seriously undermine her campaign.. the last thing he wants is for hillary to get a bigger chapter in the history books as the first female president of the u.s.
    oh, and speaking of meeka… she’s quietly divorced her husband; and the gossip is that she and scarbro have been a longtime item.

  39. BabelFish says:

    MRW, well, my favorite Steve Goodman song is “You got to get whole you can!”

  40. Kooshy says:

    Colonel I voted for this SOB twice, I even contributed money and free printing to the bastard’ campaigns, IMO, this SOB should have been prosecuted for openly admitting lying to AMERICAN people who elected the bastard.

  41. The Beaver says:

    Some opportunists see no bounds after using the administration as a revolving door. That’s why they are so political in the first place. We are not like them and that’s why we are not in that 1%.
    Hope you realise that I am being a bit mischievous today – tomorrow is Canada day and it is a long WE

  42. SteveG says:

    As he was a former POTUS , would not
    a protocol possibly buried somewhere,
    require her to accept his “invitation for
    a chat” not withstanding the subject matter?

  43. Mark Logan says:

    It has been said that it was Bill who convinced Don Trump that he should run for President…
    I’d be surprised if the Clinton’s haven’t already been assured there will be no indictment before the election myself. The comfortable are not uncommonly sloppy.

  44. mbrenner says:

    Frankie Pantangeli’s brother brought over from Sicily as de facto hostage to Frankie changing his testimony.

  45. ambrit says:

    She should have had one of her minions trot on across the tarmac to his aircraft and serve him a summons to depose.
    Any rational observer would remark upon what she did not do, ie. observe the very laws she was sworn to uphold.

  46. jonst says:

    No. I suggest you are wrong Professor. The brother was no more a hostage than you were. The brother simply was a living embodiment of a Code that Frankie simply, in the end, could not repudiate, in front of his brother.

  47. MRW says:

    Isn’t it “You Better Get It While You Can,” or am I wrong?

  48. Donald says:

    Arrogant rather than stupid. Clinton gets paid big bucks for speaking to the financial companies, knowing that she will be running for President and she refuses to release the transcripts. If you get away with things like this you become convinced you don’t have to worry what anything looks like. Democrats can’t seriously claim to care about money in politics while ignoring the Clintons, but they do anyway.
    Clinton supported Bush’s decision to go into Iraq. A token apology and now she brags about her foreign policy experience. Democrats who pretended to be outraged by the Iraq war and say it was the most catastrophic foreign policy decision in decades go along with this.
    Short of actually committing a felony in front of TV cameras I think the Clinton’s can do pretty much whatever they want and the mainstream Democrats will go along with it. Hell, I’m voting for her as the lesser evil, though given that my state is unlikely to be in play I may do the protest vote thing instead.

  49. Cee says:

    Exactly. I’m beginning to believe all of those things that I heard about years ago, including the deaths. I can’t wait until the movies Clinton Cash and Mena are released.

  50. John Minnerath says:

    Lynch is feeling the heat.
    Seems to be crawfishing and backing away from Clinton et all support.

  51. Fred says:

    The office of president is not a life time appointment and he is not a member of an aristocracy with special rights nor are the rest of us separate but equal citizens; though we would certainly be jailed if we tried to do the same thing.

  52. Fred says:

    I disagree. The correct term would be “employees” but you certainly have the right idea.

  53. wisedupearly says:

    This is Bill’s attempt to sucker-punch the investigation.
    Get the rubes howling for a special investigator who will not be appointed until after the general election, and who will not issue the first interim report until after the end of her first term, maybe.
    Clintons can say, “we gave what you wanted”.

  54. JerseyJeffersonian says:

    Well, well, well. This is interesting information that may be linked to one of the more disastrous initiatives from the recent past, the Fast and Furious straw purchaser fiasco, and perhaps involved Ms Lynch’s predecessor in the partial cover-up, former AG, Eric “Place” Holder. Seems that one of the guns used in the 2015 Paris terrorist incident was illegally sold on by its owner in Phoenix, AZ, and that the the outcome of the investigation tracing this was hushed up by the ATF. What a surprise.
    Boy, I bet that the French will be pleased as punch to find out about this. What say ye, Patrick Bahzad? So, however did a gun purchased in Arizona wind up in France only to be used in a terrorist attack? What did that chain of custody look like exactly? Who was this bad boy gun owner who was given impunity by the investigators so that he would not make waves? Inquiring minds want to know.

  55. Bill Herschel says:

    Clinton withdraws from the race. Sanders is the nominee. Trump goes back to hotels, golf courses, casinos and the Howard Stern show. America wins.

  56. Allen Thomson says:

    Grab http://w1.weather.gov/obhistory/KPHX.html for an hour-by-hour record of the Sky Harbor temperatures for the past three days. Pretty warm.

  57. mbrenner says:

    Frankie thought, mistakenly, that he had been set up by the Corleone’s and faced a life term. He may have broken the code – but the Corleone’s seemingly had abused their power at a time of peace among the 5 families. The apartment where the real-life Gambinos settled accounts was less than a mile from where I grew up – in a nice residential neighborhood. It was around the corner from a Chinese restaurant where Barbara Streisand “interned” as an after-school cashier. Our local code permitted the fixing of parking tickets were the opportunity to present itself – but it proscribed either homicide or pressuring the Attorney General of New York not to indict your wife for operating a personal still in the basement to serve guests.

  58. rjj says:

    Newt Gingrich as vice president?
    rend garments. gnash teeth.

  59. BabelFish says:

    You are right. I should know better than to type while distracted!

  60. different clue says:

    Looking at how the media covered for all the Republicans in the Cheney/bush Administration . . . I would say the MSM cover-upping is bi-partisan.

  61. different clue says:

    Maybe it won’t be that bad. Maybe it will be Vice President Chris Christie.

  62. Babak Makkinejad says:

    In your estimation, is the US AD way over her head? Was the wrong person elevated to the wrong level of responsibility?

  63. Allen Thomson says:

    > DOJ employee
    This kind of gets back to the recent question, “Is a Cabinet officer/Secretary of X an employee of the Department of X?”

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