Lynch ex-aide now on Lynch-probe panel
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.