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Judicial Watch • DOJ IG Complaint Clinton Lynch June 30 2016

DOJ IG Complaint Clinton Lynch June 30 2016

DOJ IG Complaint Clinton Lynch June 30 2016


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References:18USC 202 209;ExecutiveOrder12674onPrinciplesofEthicalConductas
amendedbyEO12731;UniformStandardsofEthicalConductforEmployeesoftheExecutive
Branch,5CFRPart2635;DepartmentofJusticeregulations,5CFRPart3801;Departmentof
Justiceregulations,28CFRPart45;Executivebranchstandardsofconduct,5USC 735;and,
UnitedStatesDepartmentofJusticeEthicsHandbookforOnandOff-DutyConduct,14
PrinciplesforEthicalConduct:
14.Employeesshallendeavortoavoidanyactionscreatingtheappearance
thattheyareviolatingthelawortheethicalstandardssetforthinthis
part.Whetherparticularcircumstancescreateanappearancethatthelawor
thesestandardshavebeenviolatedshallbedeterminedfromtheperspectiveofa
reasonablepersonwithknowledgeoftherelevantfacts.
5C.F.R2635.101(b)
Anemployeeshallendeavortoavoidanyactionscreatingtheappearancethat
theemployeeisviolatingthelawortheethicalstandardssetforthinthispart.
5CFR2635.101(b)(14)
AttorneyGeneralLorettaLynchmetprivatelywithformerPresidentWilliamJ.Clintononboard
aparkedprivateplaneonthewestsideofSkyHarborInternationalAirportinPhoenix,Arizona
onJune29,2016,accordingtomultiplepressreports.
PresidentClintonisthespouseofHillaryRodhamClinton,theformerSecretaryofState,whois
purportedlythesubjectofanationalsecuritycrimeinvestigationpertainingtothemishandling
ofnationaldefenseinformationprocessedbyMrs.Clinton spersonalserverduringhertenure
assecretary.
Additionally,therearepressreportsthatafederalpubliccorruptioninvestigationison-going
concerningconflictsofinterestandabuseofofficialgovernmentofficeinvolvingthefinancial
commitments totheClintonFoundation,speakingfeesforPresidentClintonandformer
SecretaryClinton sofficialacts.PresidentClintonmaybeatargetofthatinvestigation.
AttorneyGeneralLynch smeetingwithPresidentClintoncreatestheappearanceofaviolation
oflaw,ethicalstandardsandgoodjudgment.AttorneyGeneralLynch sdecisiontobreachthe
well-definedethicalstandardsoftheDepartmentofJusticeandtheAmericanlegalprofession
isanoutrageousabuseofthepublic strust.Herconductandstatementsundermine
confidenceinherabilitytoobjectivelyinvestigateandprosecutepossibleviolationsoflaw
associatedwithPresidentClintonandSecretaryClinton.Thisincidentunderminesthepublic
faithinthefairadministrationofjustice.Simplystated,AttorneyGeneralLynch sJune29,2016
meetingwithformerPresidentClintoncreatesthebroadpublicimpressionthat thefixisin.
JudicialWatchrequestsyourimmediateandthoroughinvestigationofthefacts,circumstances,
andappearancesofethical,regulatoryandlegalviolationsbyAttorneyGeneralLynchin
connectionwithhermeetingwithformerPresidentWilliamJ.Clinton andthatyoureport
yourfindingsandrecommendationstotheAmericanpublic.