Lynch ex-aide now on Lynch-probe panel

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dan Boylan

A Demo­cratic at­tor­ney on the Se­nate panel look­ing into for­mer At­tor­ney Gen­eral Loretta E. Lynch’s in­flu­ence on the FBI’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial nom­i­nee Hil­lary Clin­ton helped edit the me­dia talk­ing points about the in­fa­mous tar­mac meet­ing last year be­tween for­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton and Ms. Lynch.

Mr. Clin­ton and Ms. Lynch met (the two say by co­in­ci­dence) at the Phoenix air­port in June 2016 just hours be­fore a De­part­ment of Jus­tice de­ci­sion on whether Mrs. Clin­ton’s pri­vate email ac­count had re­vealed clas­si­fied in­for­ma­tion while she was sec­re­tary of state.

On Wed­nes­day, the Washington Free Bea­con re­ported that for­mer Jus­tice De­part­ment at­tor­ney Paige Her­wig, who was on the air­plane when Mr. Clin­ton and Ms. Lynch met and later drafted the de­part­ment’s me­dia talk­ing points, now serves as coun­sel for Democrats on the Se­nate Ju­di­ciary Com­mit­tee, ac­cord­ing to her LinkedIn pro­file.

Fired FBI Di­rec­tor James B. Comey has said that Ms. Lynch tried to shape the way he talked about the Clin­ton email in­ves­ti­ga­tion, sug­gest­ing it made him wor­ried about Ms. Lynch’s im­par­tial­ity.

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