Top Senate Dems defend Lynch-Clinton meeting

Two of the Senate's top Democrats are defending a private meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Tensions rise as U.S. waits for Derek Chauvin verdict Obama, Clinton reflect on Mondale's legacy Polls suggest House Democrats will buck midterm curse and add to their ranks MORE this week. 

"She's an honorable person. We know that," Sen. Charles SchumerChuck SchumerLawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Overnight Health Care: Johnson & Johnson pause seen as 'responsible' in poll | Women turning out more than men for COVID-19 vaccines 'Real Housewives of the GOP' — Wannabe reality show narcissists commandeer the party MORE (D-N.Y.), expected to be the next Senate Democratic leader, told reporters on Thursday. "She has said nothing was discussed related to the investigation so you have two choices: To say this didn't matter or she's lying. I think it didn't matter. I don't think she's lying." 
"No one could ever question her, her strong feelings about the rule of law and her ethics — I repeat — are the best," he added. 
Their comments come after Lynch and Clinton met in Arizona, hours before the House Benghazi Committee released a report on the 2012 terror attacks in Libya. Lynch told reporters that they didn't discuss the issue. 
"There was no discussion on any matter pending before the Department or any matter pending with any other body, there was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of State Department emails," she told reporters. 
The meeting has stirred criticism of Lynch, given the ongoing Department of Justice and FBI investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE's private email server.  
Reid also defended former Hillary Clinton Thursday, noting she has been on the campaign trail in her White House bid for more than a year "in spite of the fact that the Koch brothers have spent $30 million in money trying to make something out of Benghazi." 
"She takes questions from the press. She's not afraid to answer questions, and look ... on the other side, you've got this Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSt. Louis lawyer who pointed gun at Black Lives Matter protesters considering Senate run Chauvin found guilty as nation exhales US says Iran negotiations are 'positive' MORE," he added.