David Axelrod says Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton’s meeting this week was “foolish” given the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
I take @LorettaLynch & @billclinton at their word that their convo in Phoenix didn’t touch on probe. But foolish to create such optics.
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) June 30, 2016
“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 Coons (D-Del.) said on CNN’s “New Day” on Thursday morning, saying Lynch has “generally shown excellent judgment” in her position.
Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas), the Senate majority whip, also noted the potential conflict of interest, tweeting that Lynch “must avoid even the appearance of conflict.”
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