Axelrod: Lynch, Bill Clinton meeting 'foolish'
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David Axelrod says Loretta Lynch and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonTrump endorses Glenn Youngkin in Virginia governors race Never underestimate Joe Biden Joe Biden demonstrates public health approach will solve America's ills MORE's meeting this week was "foolish" given the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSchumer: 'The big lie is spreading like a cancer' among GOP America departs Afghanistan as China arrives Young, diverse voters fueled Biden victory over Trump MORE's private email server.

While Axelrod, a former senior adviser to President Obama, said he took the current attorney general and former president "at their word" that the pair didn't discuss the investigation, he questioned the outward appearance of the meeting in a tweet:
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Lynch said her conversation with Bill Clinton at the Phoenix international airport Monday night centered on his grandchildren, describing it as "primarily social." She said it did not involve the FBI's investigation of the private email setup Hillary Clinton used when she was secretary of State. But it immediately raised eyebrows when news emerged Wednesday.

"I don't think it sends the right signal. I think she should have steered clear even of a brief, casual, social meeting with the former president," Sen. Chris CoonsChris Andrew CoonsBiden to go one-on-one with Manchin US, Iran signal possible breakthroughs in nuke talks How the United States can pass Civics 101 MORE (D-Del.) said on CNN's "New Day" on Thursday morning, saying Lynch has "generally shown excellent judgment" in her position.

Sen. John CornynJohn CornynBiden-McConnell cold war unlikely to end at White House There will be no new immigration law under Biden, unless he changes course Tim Scott sparks buzz in crowded field of White House hopefuls MORE (R-Texas), the Senate majority whip, also noted the potential conflict of interest, tweeting that Lynch "must avoid even the appearance of conflict."