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Carl Bernstein: Lynch Needs To Recuse Herself From Clinton Investigation, Over ‘Wrong’ and ‘Improper’ Meeting With Bill


On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC 360,” journalist, author, and CNN Political Analyst Carl Bernstein blasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton as “inexplicable,” “wrong,” and “improper,” and called for Lynch to recuse herself from the investigation into Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton because “It’s unthinkable that she can go on being in charge of this investigation.”

Bernstein said, “This plays right into Trump’s hand, but the terrible thing is the incredible lapse in judgment by both the attorney general and Bill Clinton. It’s inexplicable, it’s wrong, it’s improper, and she needs, the attorney general, to now recuse herself from overseeing this investigation and turn it over to the deputy attorney general in charge of the Criminal Division. It’s unthinkable that she can go on being in charge of this investigation.”

Guest anchor Jake Tapper added that John Ashcroft recused himself from the investigation into the Valerie Plame leak, and that then-Senators Obama and Clinton called for Alberto Gonzales to recuse himself from the investigation into Jack Abramoff.

Bernstein later stated, “Well, the important thing here is, that something like this shouldn’t happen, that among other things, Bill Clinton, the Clinton Foundation may be part of this investigation. the Clintons have made immense contributions to american life. i don’t believe that they are venal people, but they are out of touch on things like this and particularly this trust issue, and the most awful thing that could happen to the Democrats, it would seem to me, would be to see a neo-fascist, Donald Trump, elected president of the United States, with all of the dangers attendant to that, partly because Hillary Clinton can’t get over this server problem, can’t be straightforward about it, and now her husband is not sensitive enough to understand the implications, and playing into the hands of the Clintons’ vast, right-wing conspiracy enemies, and they have just handed a great gift to the Republicans and to Donald Trump.” He continued that the scandal was not just something created by the press.

(h/t Washington Free Beacon)

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