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U.S. Department Justice
Office Information Policy
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue,
Washington, 20530-0001
Telephone: (202) 514-3642
July 2017
William Marshall
Judicial Watch
425 Third Street SW, Suite 800
Washington, 20024
bmarshall@judicialwatch.org
Re:
DOJ-2017-000657 (AG)
DOJ-2017-000674 (DAG)
D.D.C. No. 17-cv-421
VRB:ACS
Dear Mr. Marshall:
This interim response your Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request seeking
records pertaining meeting June 27, 2016, between then-Attorney General Loretta
Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. Because your request was not specifically addressed this Office, your letter was initially sent the FOIA/PA Mail Referral Unit (MRU), Justice
Management Division, for appropriate routing and was received this Office November
2016. This response made behalf the Offices the Attorney General (OAG) and
Deputy Attorney General (ODAG). advised letters dated December 2016 and June 2017, conducted
searches OAG and ODAG and located records responsive your request which require
consultations with other entities. this time, those consultations are partially complete, and
have determined that ninety-eight pages are appropriate for release with limited excisions made
pursuant Exemption the FOIA, U.S.C. 552(b)(6), which pertains information the
release which would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion the personal privacy
third parties. For your information, the withheld material includes certain personal contact
information. Where the redaction contact information has concealed the identity
individual, have added text box stating that individual identity, for your reference.
Please advised that are continuing process and conduct consultations
additional material that responsive your request. will respond you again once our
work those records complete.
For your information, Congress excluded three discrete categories law enforcement
and national security records from the requirements the FOIA. See U.S.C. 552(c) (2015)
(amended 2016). This response limited those records that are subject the requirements the FOIA. This standard notification that given all our requesters and should not
taken indication that excluded records do, not, exist. you have any question regarding this response, please contact Jason Lee the
Department Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch, 202-514-3367.
Sincerely,
Vanessa Brinkmann
Senior Counsel
Enclosures
June 28, 2016
Press Conference with Attorney General Loretta Lynch
Phoenix, Arizona
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: let first thank the mayor this great city, Mayor
Stanton well the police chief this outstanding department, Chief Joe Yahner They have
welcomed the city; they have opened the doors this department me, and seen
some truly outstanding police work going here. want thank them for their service and for
their dedication the people Phoenix. here Phoenix today part six city
community policing tour. began earlier this year 2016 and have already had the pleasure
visiting Miami and around Florida, Portland, regon, Indianapolis, Indiana, and ayetteville,
ornia. And each
North Carolina. Tomorro concluding the tour Los Angeles, Calif
stop along the way each these cities highlighting one six pillars community
policing, identifying the
inal report the President task
orce 21st century
policing. You recall this came out little over year ago. But the report contains number
common sense adaptable recommendations for communities seeking create more
collaborative approach law enforcement and public safety. And this stop, what has
brought Phoenix today,
ocusing training and education, vital components any
successful law enforcement agency and area where the Phoenix police department does
indeed excel. From the (INAUDIBLE) police department introduction de-escalation
training their creation specially trained mental health crisis intervention squad. The
Phoenix police department ensuring that their office have the tools that they need respond
the unique challenges contemporary law enforcement. And just those two issues alone are
some the most pressing challenges facing 21st century policing today. ow, earlier today,
had chance actually witness de-escalation training session the Arizona Law Enforcement
Academy. was tremendously impressed the comprehensive instruction that the officers
received here, and that will highlighting going forward example other departments
across the country. you know, this topic great concern. look certain issues and
cases, and people within the community often have questions about how officers are trained,
about when and how they employ de-escalation, and saw, frankly, thoughtful, substantive,
effective approach number different scenarios. And let commend the training officers well the officers who through this training here. the Department Justice are
determined our part, however, work with our state and local partners improve their
educational capacity, particularly this regard training. offer wide range grants,
offer training sessions, offer technical assistance through our office Community Oriented
Policing Services COPS, our Office Justice Programs, our Bureau Justice Assistance, our
Civil Rights Division and our U.S. Attorneys Ofices among other components. Now intend continue looking for ways provide assistance and support officers and the communities that all serve and protect. Now the Attorney General, committed highlighting this
work, such the Blue ourage training and the de-escalation training that saw today, ways keep both officers and the community safe, healthy and whole. Now course, addition
the work that doing with our state and local partners who are important us, the
department are also committed ensuring that our own personnel are well-trained the core
principles and best practices community policing. And that end, proud say that the
Department Justice now requiring all its law enforcement components and Assistant U.S.
Attorneys undergo implicit bias training, something that has been rolled out the local level
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8077-000002
for the past several years. This important step our ongoing efforts ensure that our
administration justice fair and impartial possible, example the Justice
Department commitment holding itself the same high standard.
And let me, this time,
thank the Deputy Attorney General, Sally Yates, and her team, for their leadership this issue,
and look forward implementing this training the weeks ahead the federal level
well. again, thank you for joining me. delighted here Phoenix, and happy
take some questions.
REPORTER: have question. President bama, course, will supporting Hillary
Clinton. what extent does his support for Hillary Clinton affect, any way, your role
Attorney General the ongoing FBI investigation candidate Clinton (IN AUDIBLE) her
emails.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: the investigation into how the State Department emails
are being handled being handled career lawyers and agents. They are handling that matter the way that they handle every investigation: independently and fairly. They follow the facts
and evidence and when they are done they will come with recommendation. not
discuss any case with anyone the White House, the endorsement the President does not
impact any the case that working on.
REPORTER: Will that completed before the election?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: can give you timing report that because, again,
want let them finish their work. want let them complete their review and come with
recommendations which will reviewed. not able give you timing that, but will
tell you that people are working expeditiously.
REPORTER: What are you doing with your findings here? Are you presenting them
(INAUDIBLE) police departments way saying, Look what these people are doing,
implement the same strategies. that the purpose?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: are going doing report Community
Policing Tour. going highlighting the best practices that seen the various
act, having hoping have that done the time the first
departments.
week August, when are highlighting our Community Policing Awards, award that
are inaugurating this year rank-and-file police officer who excels community
policing. They can nominated the department the community, and are still
renewing those well. that will what will available departments, but specifically
response your question, often get outreach from police departments who come
primarily our COPS office, and they will request technical training assistance, they will ask review different policies for example, when police partment may say, Can you take and see need anything with that, provide
assistance. provide that assistance part the work the Department, not necessarily
look use
orce policy?
part investigation, although does come those manners well. also post
through the COPS office post information online, and urge police departments who have
questions concerns about training and situations they might facing, look our website
and find departments that are fact working these areas. Because our goal is, for example,
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8077-000002 able match police department who may say, you know, really like work
our de-escalation training, there department out there can cons ult with? would refer
them Phoenix, for example. And that does happen, and will looking the Phoenix
Police Department for that. also, through our investigative work, published all our
consent decrees Civil Rights Division website.
And urge law enforcement officers and
departments look those well, and look the situations that have led many jurisdictions
into problematic situations and see they feel themselves trending particular way, reach
out for assistance before incident occurs before the relationship becomes frayed that
they not able recover
rom incident. trying reach out and proactive
number different ways, and will using the Phoenix Police Department example
and hoping match them other departments also.
REPORTER: Sources say that you met last night with former president Bill Clinton.
topic Benghazi come all, can you tell what was discussed?
Did the
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: No. Actually, while was landing the airport, did see
President Clinton the Phoenix airport was leaving, and spoke myself and
husband the plane. Our conversation was great deal about his grandchildren. was primary
social and about our travels. mentioned the golf played Phoenix, and mentioned
travels had West Virginia. talked about former Attorney General Janet Reno, for
example, whom both know, but there was discussion any matter pending for the
department any matter pending for any other body. There was discussion Benghazi,
discussion the state department emails, way example. would say the current news
the day was the Brexit decision, and what that might mean. And again, the department not
involved that implicated that.
REPORTER: what can you tell communities here, communities color, and others that are
concerned about policing, what can you tell them that different the way that Phoenix
doing its job today versus how did year ago five years ago?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know think what can say communities here
Phoenix and other communities that are also looking for ways work with their police
departments that the phoenix police department has been very involved community
policing. That say they have reached out the community and sought input, which find very important component building trusting relationship. The Phoenix Police
Department has also emphasized the training that mentioned earlier. The de-escalation for
example really takes situation and talks officers through way find the myriad ways you can
resolve situation before resulting the ultimate use force. That results obviously safer
communities, safer people coming into interaction with the police, and safer police officers.
what say communities you look the examples the cities that have visited that
there have been situations where cities have fact come back from very (IN AUDIBLE)
relationship between law enforcement and the community, and can done. takes work and
commitment both sides and happy work with community leaders and community
members also give them the examples things that have seen and pair them with other
communities who had very positive progress this regard.
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8077-000002
REPORTER: you have any update the Justice Department investigation the
Maricopa County Recorder Office the March Presidential Primary election?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: No, don know that that area concern here
locally but don have any inf
ormation you about that.
REPORTER: Attorney General, thank you much for your visit, appreciate you visiting
our town well. What about the encouragement- you feel very encouraged some the
things that you saw today?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know, what though was tremendously encouraging
was not just the de-escalation training that saw but also the Blue ourage training that
saw. This the second time that had the ability watch the Blue Courage training, which
focuses making sure officers stay connected the core why they joined the force and why
they became police officers
and designed not only keep them connected the job and
safe and healthy but also make them responsive the community possible. And the
cities where seen this training place, seen positive community
act
relationships result that. also think that the fact that the Phoenix Police Department
taking ownership these issues and saying going come with the best training
possible. fact, also think that the Phoenix Police Department dealing with mentally
challenged individuals who may encounter law enforcement setting with the Crisis
Intervention teams tremendous example dealing with this issue. The issue how deal
with suspects who present with mental illness other forms trauma tremendous challenge law enforcement, because often the call comes from friend family member who cannot
manage that person. Law enforcement intervenes, and not want that tragic
result. But have have ways dealing with that.
The Phoenix Police Department has taken the proactive step creating that particular crisis
intervention team, which again, when seen that jurisdictions across the country, has
resulted much more positive relationship with the community overall. Also, with people
who are involved the mental health community, greater referrals mental health providers,
greater assistance individuals who are traumatized, opposed pure law enforceme
intervention.
So, really example the that policing, today, about much more about just
act
responding call bad guy breaking into house. They really have problem solvers.
Police officers, today, really have know their community. They have know the problems
and situations and concerns that their specific communities present and focus how they can
proactively interact with them. And that what
ind very encouraging about this department.
REPORTER Thank you.
REPORTER: Very recently, perhaps the last hour, there was bombing the Istanbul
Airport. Have you been briefed that yet? And, so, are there any details that you can share
with us?
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8077-000002
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, awaiting brief
ing that matter right now, not able share details with you. But, certainly looking into see what,
(IN AUDIBLE) with that.
REPORTER: Can ask you one more question, last week Reuters reported that you were
opposed White House-backed plan that allowed Guantanamo prisoners plead guilty
terrorism charges federal court video conference. that something you can confirm and
could you explain why you were opposed that policy?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, wha can tell you that
ten asked
provide view opinion the legal sufficiency particular things that may presented the hill otherwise. And so, always provide the best independant legal advice the
White House another agency that may ask about that and provide our opinion about the
legal issues presented. And think that that would similar situation there well.
provide our opinion the legal issues that when people are creating the policy
proposing legislation they can take that into consideration.
REPORTER: What was the issue there, what was the problem with video?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Without going into specifics what can say that again
many situations asked look potential issues involving criminal procedure,
ten
act, going everything compliance with the
criminal policy make sure that,
appropriate (IN AUDIBLE TIL 15:10)
REPORTER: And the standards new recruits are longer ove the state minimum
they are now the state level you have suggestions for locally when are having
problems (IN AUDIBLE)
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know think that would look the overall training
here for all the positive things that providing. don have specif comment the
number hours training, but terms the substance the training that seen, certainly
with the de-escalation training, that something that will recommending other
departments that they implement and take look at. mentioned before few minutes ago,
this department does have the Crisis Intervention Team. The set-up and the operation that
kind team something that recommend that other departments look at. That often
resource issue, understand that municipalities are strapped, but again has proven very,
ocus making sure that oficers are able
very effective. And, think that this department
handle the variety situations that they come into contact with and use variety tools
manage them one that think consistent not just with 21st century policing, but good, smart
policing.
UNIDENTIFIED Did everyone get question? Did you get question the back?
REPORTER did not. know that talking about Phoenix police right here, but this
community also policed Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Many the communities, especially Latinos,
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8077-000002 like they (INAUDIBLE) criminal charges stemming
eel
rom long-running
racial profiling
case. How would you respond the community?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: There open ongoing matter involving the sheriff and
some aspects his administration actually not able give you comment that now
because there open and ongoing matter federal court.
REPORTER: Would you have sign off any charges against the sheriff?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know, not able give you that inf
ormation
and again because open can comment where
think premature right now,
what headed towards.
UNKNOWN: Alright, thank you much.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Thank you all.
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8077-000002
June 28, 2016
Press Conference with Attorney General Loretta Lynch
Phoenix, Arizona
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: let first thank the mayor this great city, Mayor
Stanton well the police chief this outstanding department, Chief Joe Yahner They have
welcomed the city; they have opened the doors this department me, and seen
some truly outstanding police work going here. want thank them for their service and for
their dedication the people Phoenix. here Phoenix today part six city
community policing tour. began earlier this year 2016 and have already had the pleasure
visiting Miami and around Florida, Portland, regon, Indianapolis, Indiana, and ayetteville,
ornia. And each
North Carolina. Tomorro concluding the tour Los Angeles, Calif
stop along the way each these cities highlighting one six pillars community
policing, identifying the
inal report the President task
orce 21st century
policing. You recall this came out little over year ago. But the report contains number
common sense adaptable recommendations for communities seeking create more
collaborative approach law enforcement and public safety. And this stop, what has
brought Phoenix today,
ocusing training and education, vital components any
successful law enforcement agency and area where the Phoenix police department does
indeed excel. From the (INAUDIBLE) police department introduction de-escalation
training their creation specially trained mental health crisis intervention squad. The
Phoenix police department ensuring that their office have the tools that they need respond
the unique challenges contemporary law enforcement. And just those two issues alone are
some the most pressing challenges facing 21st century policing today. ow, earlier today,
had chance actually witness de-escalation training session the Arizona Law Enforcement
Academy. was tremendously impressed the comprehensive instruction that the officers
received here, and that will highlighting going forward example other departments
across the country. you know, this topic great concern. look certain issues and
cases, and people within the community often have questions about how officers are trained,
about when and how they employ de-escalation, and saw, frankly, thoughtful, substantive,
effective approach number different scenarios. And let commend the training officers well the officers who through this training here. the Department Justice are
determined our part, however, work with our state and local partners improve their
educational capacity, particularly this regard training. offer wide range grants,
offer training sessions, offer technical assistance through our office Community Oriented
Policing Services COPS, our Office Justice Programs, our Bureau Justice Assistance, our
Civil Rights Division and our U.S. Attorneys Ofices among other components. Now intend continue looking for ways provide assistance and support officers and the communities that all serve and protect. Now the Attorney General, committed highlighting this
work, such the Blue ourage training and the de-escalation training that saw today, ways keep both officers and the community safe, healthy and whole. Now course, addition
the work that doing with our state and local partners who are important us, the
department are also committed ensuring that our own personnel are well-trained the core
principles and best practices community policing. And that end, proud say that the
Department Justice now requiring all its law enforcement components and Assistant U.S.
Attorneys undergo implicit bias training, something that has been rolled out the local level
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8058-000002
for the past several years. This important step our ongoing efforts ensure that our
administration justice fair and impartial possible, example the Justice
Department commitment holding itself the same high standard.
And let me, this time,
thank the Deputy Attorney General, Sally Yates, and her team, for their leadership this issue,
and look forward implementing this training the weeks ahead the federal level
well. again, thank you for joining me. delighted here Phoenix, and happy
take some questions.
REPORTER: have question. President bama, course, will supporting Hillary
Clinton. what extent does his support for Hillary Clinton affect, any way, your role
Attorney General the ongoing FBI investigation candidate Clinton (IN AUDIBLE) her
emails.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: the investigation into how the State Department emails
are being handled being handled career lawyers and agents. They are handling that matter the way that they handle every investigation: independently and fairly. They follow the facts
and evidence and when they are done they will come with recommendation. not
discuss any case with anyone the White House, the endorsement the President does not
impact any the case that working on.
REPORTER: Will that completed before the election?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: can give you timing report that because, again,
want let them finish their work. want let them complete their review and come with
recommendations which will reviewed. not able give you timing that, but will
tell you that people are working expeditiously.
REPORTER: What are you doing with your findings here? Are you presenting them
(INAUDIBLE) police departments way saying, Look what these people are doing,
implement the same strategies. that the purpose?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: are going doing report Community
Policing Tour. going highlighting the best practices that seen the various
act, having hoping have that done the time the first
departments.
week August, when are highlighting our Community Policing Awards, award that
are inaugurating this year rank-and-file police officer who excels community
policing. They can nominated the department the community, and are still
renewing those well. that will what will available departments, but specifically
response your question, often get outreach from police departments who come
primarily our COPS office, and they will request technical training assistance, they will ask review different policies for example, when police partment may say, Can you take and see need anything with that, provide
assistance. provide that assistance part the work the Department, not necessarily
look use
orce policy?
part investigation, although does come those manners well. also post
through the COPS office post information online, and urge police departments who have
questions concerns about training and situations they might facing, look our website
and find departments that are fact working these areas. Because our goal is, for example,
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8058-000002 able match police department who may say, you know, really like work
our de-escalation training, there department out there can cons ult with? would refer
them Phoenix, for example. And that does happen, and will looking the Phoenix
Police Department for that. also, through our investigative work, published all our
consent decrees Civil Rights Division website.
And urge law enforcement officers and
departments look those well, and look the situations that have led many jurisdictions
into problematic situations and see they feel themselves trending particular way, reach
out for assistance before incident occurs before the relationship becomes frayed that
they not able recover
rom incident. trying reach out and proactive
number different ways, and will using the Phoenix Police Department example
and hoping match them other departments also.
REPORTER: Sources say that you met last night with former president Bill Clinton.
topic Benghazi come all, can you tell what was discussed?
Did the
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: No. Actually, while was landing the airport, did see
President Clinton the Phoenix airport was leaving, and spoke myself and
husband the plane. Our conversation was great deal about his grandchildren. was primary
social and about our travels. mentioned the golf played Phoenix, and mentioned
travels had West Virginia. talked about former Attorney General Janet Reno, for
example, whom both know, but there was discussion any matter pending for the
department any matter pending for any other body. There was discussion Benghazi,
discussion the state department emails, way example. would say the current news
the day was the Brexit decision, and what that might mean. And again, the department not
involved that implicated that.
REPORTER: what can you tell communities here, communities color, and others that are
concerned about policing, what can you tell them that different the way that Phoenix
doing its job today versus how did year ago five years ago?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know think what can say communities here
Phoenix and other communities that are also looking for ways work with their police
departments that the phoenix police department has been very involved community
policing. That say they have reached out the community and sought input, which find very important component building trusting relationship. The Phoenix Police
Department has also emphasized the training that mentioned earlier. The de-escalation for
example really takes situation and talks officers through way find the myriad ways you can
resolve situation before resulting the ultimate use force. That results obviously safer
communities, safer people coming into interaction with the police, and safer police officers.
what say communities you look the examples the cities that have visited that
there have been situations where cities have fact come back from very (IN AUDIBLE)
relationship between law enforcement and the community, and can done. takes work and
commitment both sides and happy work with community leaders and community
members also give them the examples things that have seen and pair them with other
communities who had very positive progress this regard.
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8058-000002
REPORTER: you have any update the Justice Department investigation the
Maricopa County Recorder Office the March Presidential Primary election?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: No, don know that that area concern here
locally but don have any inf
ormation you about that.
REPORTER: Attorney General, thank you much for your visit, appreciate you visiting
our town well. What about the encouragement- you feel very encouraged some the
things that you saw today?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know, what though was tremendously encouraging
was not just the de-escalation training that saw but also the Blue ourage training that
saw. This the second time that had the ability watch the Blue Courage training, which
focuses making sure officers stay connected the core why they joined the force and why
they became police officers
and designed not only keep them connected the job and
safe and healthy but also make them responsive the community possible. And the
cities where seen this training place, seen positive community
act
relationships result that. also think that the fact that the Phoenix Police Department
taking ownership these issues and saying going come with the best training
possible. fact, also think that the Phoenix Police Department dealing with mentally
challenged individuals who may encounter law enforcement setting with the Crisis
Intervention teams tremendous example dealing with this issue. The issue how deal
with suspects who present with mental illness other forms trauma tremendous challenge law enforcement, because often the call comes from friend family member who cannot
manage that person. Law enforcement intervenes, and not want that tragic
result. But have have ways dealing with that.
The Phoenix Police Department has taken the proactive step creating that particular crisis
intervention team, which again, when seen that jurisdictions across the country, has
resulted much more positive relationship with the community overall. Also, with people
who are involved the mental health community, greater referrals mental health providers,
greater assistance individuals who are traumatized, opposed pure law enforceme
intervention.
So, really example the that policing, today, about much more about just
act
responding call bad guy breaking into house. They really have problem solvers.
Police officers, today, really have know their community. They have know the problems
and situations and concerns that their specific communities present and focus how they can
proactively interact with them. And that what
ind very encouraging about this department.
REPORTER Thank you.
REPORTER: Very recently, perhaps the last hour, there was bombing the Istanbul
Airport. Have you been briefed that yet? And, so, are there any details that you can share
with us?
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8058-000002
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, awaiting brief
ing that matter right now, not able share details with you. But, certainly looking into see what,
(IN AUDIBLE) with that.
REPORTER: Can ask you one more question, last week Reuters reported that you were
opposed White House-backed plan that allowed Guantanamo prisoners plead guilty
terrorism charges federal court video conference. that something you can confirm and
could you explain why you were opposed that policy?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, wha can tell you that
ten asked
provide view opinion the legal sufficiency particular things that may presented the hill otherwise. And so, always provide the best independant legal advice the
White House another agency that may ask about that and provide our opinion about the
legal issues presented. And think that that would similar situation there well.
provide our opinion the legal issues that when people are creating the policy
proposing legislation they can take that into consideration.
REPORTER: What was the issue there, what was the problem with video?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Without going into specifics what can say that again
many situations asked look potential issues involving criminal procedure,
ten
act, going everything compliance with the
criminal policy make sure that,
appropriate (IN AUDIBLE TIL 15:10)
REPORTER: And the standards new recruits are longer ove the state minimum
they are now the state level you have suggestions for locally when are having
problems (IN AUDIBLE)
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know think that would look the overall training
here for all the positive things that providing. don have specif comment the
number hours training, but terms the substance the training that seen, certainly
with the de-escalation training, that something that will recommending other
departments that they implement and take look at. mentioned before few minutes ago,
this department does have the Crisis Intervention Team. The set-up and the operation that
kind team something that recommend that other departments look at. That often
resource issue, understand that municipalities are strapped, but again has proven very,
ocus making sure that oficers are able
very effective. And, think that this department
handle the variety situations that they come into contact with and use variety tools
manage them one that think consistent not just with 21st century policing, but good, smart
policing.
UNIDENTIFIED Did everyone get question? Did you get question the back?
REPORTER did not. know that talking about Phoenix police right here, but this
community also policed Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Many the communities, especially Latinos,
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8058-000002 like they (INAUDIBLE) criminal charges stemming
eel
rom long-running
racial profiling
case. How would you respond the community?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: There open ongoing matter involving the sheriff and
some aspects his administration actually not able give you comment that now
because there open and ongoing matter federal court.
REPORTER: Would you have sign off any charges against the sheriff?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know, not able give you that inf
ormation
and again because open can comment where
think premature right now,
what headed towards.
UNKNOWN: Alright, thank you much.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Thank you all.
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8058-000002
Melanie Newman
Director, Office Public Affairs
U.S. Department Justice
Direct: 202-305-1920
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@MelanieDOJ
Document ID: 0.7.9269.6897
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transcripts
Phoenix Presser (Tuesday, June 28):
REPORTER: Sources say that you met last night with former president Bill Clinton.
Did the topic Benghazi come all, can you tell what was discussed?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: No. Actually, while was landing the airport,
did see President Clinton the Phoenix airport was leaving, and spoke myself
and husband the plane. Our conversation was great deal about his grandchildren. was primary social and about our travels. mentioned the golf played Phoenix,
and mentioned travels had West Virginia. talked about former Attorney
General Janet Reno, for example, whom both know, but there was discussion
any matter pending for the department any matter pending for any other body. There
was discussion Benghazi, discussion the state department emails, way
example. would say the current news the day was the Brexit decision, and what that
might mean. And again, the department not involved that implicated that. Presser (Wednesday, June 29):
REPORTER: Madame Attorney General, was appropriate for you meet with
former President Clinton while your agency the middle investigation his
wife email server?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, did see the President the Phoenix Airport
the other night was landing, was headed out. did come over and say hello, and
speak husband and myself, and talk about his grandchildren and his travels, and
things like that. And that was the extent that. And discussions were held into
any cases things like that. And didn raise anything about that.
REPORTER: You don believe that gives
your agency investigating his wife.
off the appearance any impropriety while
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: agency involved matter looking State
Department policies and issues. being handled career investigators and career
agents, who always follow facts and the law, and the same thorough and independent
examination this matter that theyve done all. thats how thatll handled.
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