As the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton's unsecure, private email server continues, pressure is building on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to step aside and appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. This is very unlikely to happen.
The Hill reports:
No. 2 Senate Republican John Cornyn (Texas) took to the floor of the Senate last week to call for a special counsel to be appointed “because of the conflict of interest by asking Attorney General Lynch to investigate and perhaps even prosecute somebody in the Obama administration.”
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) agrees that Lynch ought to consider a special counsel, a representative said, to reassure the country that decisions are made “without regard to any political considerations.”
The Justice Department, however, has so far declined the request.
“This matter is being reviewed by career attorneys and investigators and does not meet the criteria for the appointment of a special prosecutor,” department spokeswoman Melanie Newman said in a statement.
The Hill tries to cover for Lynch and Clinton in their report, as they quote Steven Edwards, who worked with Lynch for almost 10 years at the Hogan Lovells law firm, saying that he's not aware of a personal relationship between Lynch and Clinton. The next couple of paragraphs in The Hill's story explain how Lynch was appointed by then-President Bill Clinton to be the U.S attorney of Eastern District of New York after being recommended by Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY); they describe Clinton's role as "relatively minor."
Hot Air's Ed Morrissey isn't buying it.
"Minor? Then-President Bill Clinton actually made the appointment," writes Morrisey. "Perhaps Bill just acted as a rubber stamp for Schumer, but if so, that brings up another issue. Schumer and Hillary have a close personal and political relationship. In fact, Schumer was one of the first Democrats on the national stage to endorse Hillary’s presidential bid, stepping forward in November 2013 when Hillary needed to keep the field clear. That’s not to say that Lynch takes orders from Schumer, but if there is political pressure that could have an impact, then the circumstances of her appointment still could have something to do with it."
There is reason to believe that there could be a conflict of interest for Lynch to oversee the potential indictment of Clinton. Lynch has also proven to be a partisan hack, as she has pledged to prosecute anti-Muslim speech and believes that President Barack Obama's illegal gun control executive orders are lawful. There's no reason to believe that Lynch would suddenly do her job and enforce the law, especially since Obama won't allow it, given how Clinton has been kissing up to Obama throughout her campaign.
There's no reason to believe that Lynch would suddenly do her job and enforce the law, especially since Obama won't allow it, given how Clinton has been kissing up to Obama throughout her campaign.
The FBI does appear ready to recommend an indictment for Clinton, as it is blatantly obvious she broke the law. However, it does not seem like Obama's Justice Department will enforce the law. This is why radio host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin has called for a special prosecutor to handle Clinton's investigation.