Lynch and Bill Clinton met privately in Phoenix Monday after the two realized they were on the same tarmac, an aide to the former president said.
The meeting is raising questions about whether the independence of the Justice Department, which is conducting an investigation of Hillary Clinton's private email server, might have been compromised.
Attorney General Lynch is supposed to be impartial when it comes to the government's ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server. It is very inappropriate for Lynch to be meeting with Bill Clinton before the investigation is complete. There is already a wide perception that the Obama Administration will cover for Clinton even if the FBI investigation recommends a criminal indictment. This meeting will only further raise doubts about Lynch's ability to remain impartial.
Axelrod's assessment of the situation was correct. At the very least the recent meeting between Bill Clinton and AG Lorretta Lynch was foolish. The meeting not only could lead prosecutors to believe Hillary Clinton has something to hide, but could sway voters as well, something which is especially important during an election.
No, it was not necessarily inappropriate for AG Lynch and Bill Clinton to have a meeting. They are both important political figures as well as social acquaintances. They may have legitimate reasons for meeting. In light of the ongoing investigation against Hillary Clinton, it may have been wise to include another individual in order to give the appearance of being above board.