Axelrod: Lynch, Bill Clinton meeting 'foolish'
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David Axelrod says Loretta Lynch and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson Clinton3 real problems Republicans need to address to win in 2020 Buckingham Palace: Any suggestion Prince Andrew was involved in Epstein scandal 'abhorrent' The magic of majority rule in elections MORE's meeting this week was "foolish" given the investigation into Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTop Sanders adviser: Warren isn't competing for 'same pool of voters' Anti-Trump vets join Steyer group in pressing Democrats to impeach Trump Republicans plot comeback in New Jersey 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 CoonsChristopher (Chris) Andrew CoonsThe United States broken patent system is getting worse Biden faces scrutiny for his age from other Democrats Democrats press FBI for details on Kavanaugh investigation 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 CornynThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump on defense over economic jitters Democrats keen to take on Cornyn despite formidable challenges The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape MORE (R-Texas), the Senate majority whip, also noted the potential conflict of interest, tweeting that Lynch "must avoid even the appearance of conflict."