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U.S. Department Justice
Office Information Policy
Suite 11050
1425 New York Avenue,
Washington, 20530-0001
Telephone: (202) 514-3642
August 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
DRC:ACS
Dear Mr. Marshall:
This final 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). letter dated July 2017, provided you with interim response and informed
you that were continuing process records behalf OAG and ODAG. Our work
your request now complete.
Specifically, have completed our processing additional 315 pages containing
records responsive your request. have determined that all 315 pages are appropriate for
release with excisions made pursuant Exemptions and the FOIA, U.S.C. 552(b)(5) and (b)(6), which pertain certain inter- and intra-agency
communications protected the deliberative process privilege, and information the release
which would constitute clearly unwarranted invasion the personal privacy third parties.
Information has also been withheld behalf the Federal Bureau Investigation pursuant FOIA Exemption 7(C), U.S.C. 552(b)(7)(C), which involves records information
compiled for law enforcement purposes, the release which could reasonably expected
constitute unwarranted invasion the personal privacy third parties.
Please note that the enclosed pages also contain records that are not responsive your
request. Those records have not been processed and are marked accordingly.
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,
Daniel Castellano
Senior Attorney
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RE: Transcript Lynchs QA from Press Conference Today
Please note that this partial transcript, but includes the question the meeting.
Melanie Newman
Director, Office Public Affairs
U.S. Department Justice
Direct: 202-305-1920
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@MelanieDOJ
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Subject: FW: Transcript Lynchs QA from Press Conference Today
See below.
From: Castor, Olivia (OPA)
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
To: Lewis, Kevin (OPA); Newman, Melanie (OPA); Newman, Melanie (OPA)
Cc: Stewart, Rebecca (PAO); James, Kelli (OPA)
Subject: Transcript Lynchs QA from Press Conference Today
Hello, attached copy the transcript for the QA portion the press conference this email, and
have included the text below. Please let know there anything that needs fixed!
Best,
Olivia File: Transcript- Press Conference QA 28JUN16.docx
Document ID: 0.7.9269.5262
June 28, 2016
QA from press conference Attorney General Loretta Lynch
REPORTER have question. President Obama, 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 (inaudible) 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
saying, Look what these people are doing,
implement the same strategies. that the purpose?
(IN AUDIBLE) police departments way
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: are going doing report Community
Policing Tour. going highlighting the best practices that seen the various
departments.
act, having hoping have that done the time the first
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 example, when police department may say, Can you take look
orce policy? and see need anything with that, provide assistance. provide
that assistance part the work the Department, not necessarily 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, able match police
department who may say, you know, really like work our -escalation training,
there department out there can consult 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
Document ID: 0.7.9269.5262
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
rayed that they not able
before incident occurs before relationship becomes
recover from incident. trying reach out and proactive number diferent
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 talked about former Attorney General Janet Reno, for
example, whom both know, but there was discussion any matter pending for the
travels had West Virginia.
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.
involved that implicated that.
And again, the department not
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.
REPORTER you have any update the Justice Department investigation the
Maricopa County Recorder ice the March Presidential Primary election?
Document ID: 0.7.9269.5262
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. hat 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 Courage 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.
act, 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 (RECORDING ENDS)
Document ID: 0.7.9269.5262
Newman, Melanie (OPA)
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Hoffine, Brandi EOP/WHO
FW: Transcript Lynchs QA from Press Conference Yesterday (6/28)
Transcript- Press Conference 28JUN.docx
From: Castor, Olivia (OPA)
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To: Lewis, Kevin (OPA); Newman, Melanie (OPA)
Cc: Stewart, Rebecca (PAO); James, Kelli (OPA)
Subject: Transcript Lynchs QA from Press Conference Yesterday (6/28)
Hello, attached document containing the transcript this email, and included the text below. Please
let know there anything that needs corrected.
Best,
Olivia
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, Oregon, Indianapolis, Indiana, and Fayetteville,
North Carolina. Tomorrow, concluding the tour Los Angeles, California. And each
stop along the way each these cities highlighting one six pillars community
policing, identifying the final report the President task force 21st century policing.
You recall this came out little over year ago. But the report contains number common
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8084
sense adaptable recommendations for communities seeking create more collaborative
approach law enforcement and public safety. And this stop, what has brought
Phoenix today, focusing 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. Now, 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 Offices 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 Courage 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
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 Obama, 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 (INAUDIBLE) 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
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8084 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
departments. fact, having hoping have that done the time the first
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 department may say, Can you take look use
force policy? and see need anything with that, provide assistance. provide
that assistance part the work the Department, not necessarily 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, able match police
department who may say, you know, really like work our de-escalation training,
there department out there can consult 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 from 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. Did the
topic Benghazi come all, can you tell what was discussed?
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8084
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 P.D.
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 (INAUDIBLE)
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.
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 information for 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 Courage 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
Document ID: 0.7.9269.8084
cities where seen this training place, fact seen positive community
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 enforcement
intervention.
So, really example the fact that policing, today, about much more about just
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 find 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?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, awaiting briefing that matter right now, not able share details with you. But, certainly looking into see what,
(INAUDIBLE) 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, what can tell you that often 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.
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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 often asked look potential issues involving criminal procedure,
criminal policy make sure that, fact, going everything compliance with the
appropriate (INAUDIBLE UNTIL 15:10)
REPORTER: And the standards for new recruits are longer above the state minimum
they are now the state level you have suggestions for locally when are having
problems (INAUDIBLE)
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: You know think that would look the overall training
here for all the positive things that providing. don have specific 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,
very effective. And, think that this department focus making sure that officers are able
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,
feel like they (INAUDIBLE) criminal charges stemming from 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 information
think premature right now, and again because open can comment where
what headed towards.
UNKNOWN: Alright, thank you much.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Thank you all.
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ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH: Referring the immigration decision that
came down just few days ago, because that decision was four-four
the decision does even
place the Fifth Circuit injunction against the immigration policies that the president set
forth little over year and half ago. Right now still looking that decision see
legally what the options are don have any update for you that right now.
REPORTER Thank you.
REPORTER Madame Attorney General, was appropriate for you meet with former
President Clinton while your agency
server? the middle investigation his wif email
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
agency investigating his wife.
that gives the appearance any
impropriety while your
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.
REPORTER ok. know that you gotten letters
rom the state Louisiana and
members ongress relating New Orleans sanctuary city. accurate that the
Department Justice instructed New Orleans not cooperate immigration policies?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: No, those letters refer questions asking clarify
how the consent decree that have with the New Orleans Police Department and how they
handle people who may undocumented, how they intercept with also the enforcement the
immigration laws. And not only are preparing response indicated prior
hearing think month ago that not view that consent decree advising the city any way disregard ignore the immigration laws. And indicated bef
ore when
the issue has come up, particularly with respect when
comes the issue sanctuary cities release individuals from the Bureau risons custody, and they may have state detainer holder
which happens from time time
and they also have deportation order.
Traditionally, work with our state colleagues and provide and turn these people over
state custody that those cases can handled, and then the immigration matters will follow
thereafter.
There have been instances
and they certainly have been tragic
where those individuals have
not been dealt with regard their state cases, and have not been able follow through
with the immigration case. recently changed the policy that where have individuals
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that are releasing from the Bureau Prisons custody, that have immigration detainer
them, will review those instances first, consult with the state and ensure that they are going ahead and prosecute the case, can track and follow and make sure stay top that. But there nothing the consent decree that mandates directs the city avoid
disregard immigration laws.
KEVIN LEWIS
Have good day.
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Thank you much. see you later today Summer Night Lights.
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RE: Clips: Lynch Trip (as 9:25pm)
There are lot angry people
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Thanks for the heads up!
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To: James, Kelli (OPA); Stewart, Rebecca (PAO)
Cc: Lau, Tiffany (JMD)
Subject: RE: Clips: Lynch Trip (as 25pm) little pre-mature, some more are coming and when Tiffany searched all rather news
google lot stories popped up.
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You can send what you have now and can update later today, needed.
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When would you like the press clips? think are done those for the moment, and wasn sure
you wanted end the day compilation soon possible look.
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That best.
Thank you!
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Subject: RE: Clips: Lynch Trip (as 25pm) think that probably best separate the clips the way you said Kelli, you agree? And yes both
for clips. Thanks!
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To: Stewart, Rebecca (PAO); Jenkins, Vendarryl (OPA); Castor, Olivia (OPA); Jarrell, Matthew (OPA)
Subject: RE: Clips: Lynch Trip (as 25pm) did the Bill Clinton clips separately from the Community Policing ones; hope that okay. There
are bunch, still working them. Will clips well you want them for both
Community Policing and the Bill Clinton meeting?
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And here are all the clips that pulled with the print clips you can just pull clips that have
aired since these ones. Let know you have any questions issues. Thanks much!
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Also, The Kelly File just previewed segment and used clip from today presser:
The Kelly File
FNC 6/29/2016 9:12:27
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MEGYN KELLY: Plus, attorney general the United States supposed leading
criminal investigation Hillary Clinton. why did she have closed-door meeting today with
Mrs. Clintons husband? We, The Kelly File, caught with Attorney General Loretta Lynch
and got ask her. And she was not happy. Stay tuned for that.
[FOX QUESTION FROM THE PRESS CONFERENCE]: You dont believe that gives off
the appearance any impropriety while your agency investigating his wife?
[Commercial]
Thanks,
David Jacobs
Deputy Press Secretary
Office Public Affairs
Department ofJustice
(202) 616-0503
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Department Justice Clips: Lynch Visits Los Angeles Part Community Policing Tour June 29, 2016, 9:25 p.m.
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BILL REILLY: the personal story segment tonight, very interesting situation. just
have the notes here. Okay. apparently the Phoenix airport, there was meeting for
minutes. Thats fairly long meeting between President Clinton, all right, and Attorney General
Loretta Lynch. Now, this took place earlier this week and, you know, the attorney general
investigating Hillary Clinton.
Heres what the said.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH: 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 primarily social and about our travels. REILLY:
Wow. So, Eboni Williams and Monica Crowley join us. was surprised. Werent
you surprised? minutes. could see hey, how are you, you have got polite. They know
each other. minutes about the grandchildren? ONICA CROWLEY Heres whats interesting are just hearing about today
Wednesday. Apparently this meeting took place Monday. hours has gone since
have heard about it. The Attorney General said was social, that they talked about their
grandchildren and president Clinton golf game Phoenix. REILLY:
Yeah, golf.
CROWLEY: Sort like Mrs. Clinton deleted emails were all about her yoga schedule and
Chelsea wedding. REILLY:
No. You are creeping into that partisan realm here, what you say?
CROWLEY: know cant speculate because werent the plane. This highly
irrelevant.
EBONI WILLIAMS: Loretta Lynch the chief law enforcement officer our country. hats very important the importance impropriety. Credibility very important.
Monica point its hard intelligent people that the president waited the tarmac her
arrive discuss this. even its true what does tells us. doesnt care all abo her
credibility but she should care. think that you absolutely hit it. That the appearance, when you are under- when
you are supervising investigation, for minutes, and then you dont really say anything right REILLY:
away, she should have.
CROWLEY: You have avoid the conflict interest the appearance conflict interest. REILLY: the appearance of-
CROWLEY: This isnt just any target. REILLY:
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You know, but makes feel bad.
CROWLEY: You know
nominee for president.
the former Secretary State, who the presumptive democratic REILLY: Here what makes bad. dont want call Loretta Lynch liar. don
eel
actually admired the woman when she was here New York City Attorney because
she did some very, very good work that went against the political grain. Alright? And was
happy when she was nominated. So- but, this case, mean, she made mistake. Right. big
mistake.
WILLIAMS: Its her, Bill. She has protect her credibility all cost. REILLY: But its shot now, isnt it, Eboni? Isn shot now?
WILLIAM Its being chipped away how would analyze it. REILLY: mean really damaged.
WILLIAMS: Its being damaged more and more. REILLY: really damaged.
CROWLEY: raises red flag. Getting the plane and spending minutes with Bill
Clinton- REILLY: lot Americans feel that this investigation the tank anyway. Alright?
WILLIAMS: That why she has delicate. But can rehabilitated, Bill. you right
and its tanked now, its way rehabilitate ones credibility. And think she has work
that moving forward. REILLY:
And will continue this story. Thank you, ladies. Miller Deck. bizarre
story.
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BILL REILLY: And tomorrow,
going look into this Loretta Lynch thing- Bill
Clinton thing. This bothers me, you know. Very serious investigation going with Hillary
Clinton and the attorney general overseas it. And youre meeting with Mrs. Clintons husband for minutes airport hangar and you dont say anything about for two days? Not good. are it. Were it. Well have all the details. speculation tomorrow. Thank you for
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watching tonight. Bill Reilly. Please remember that the spin stops here.
Were looking
out for you.
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Lou Dobbs Tonight FBN 6/29/2016 TRANSCRIPT
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LOU DOBBS: want get your reaction Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill
Clinton meeting Phoenix, Arizona. Actually, boarding one the private aircraft the two
and talking private meeting. How inappropriate that appears and what the implications
are. ROLLINS: Well certainly appears very inappropriate this particular time.
Particularly because the Benghazi report just came through and particularly where she going
basically have FBI report coming her very soon and basically going have big
impact his wif And basically say all did was sit down have cup cofee and talk
about our grandkids not believable.
DOBBS: And what the world is, you know, this country waiting now almost year,
the FBI complete investigation that began earnest with 100- reportedly 100 and some
odd agents involved. hat are supposed with the presumptive nominee Democratic
Party under federal investigation and most- most saying the face all that she has violated
regulations that were put place. Therefore she is, law, she breaking laws.
ROLLINS: The FBI director and the Justice Department
the people who are going question
her apparently are ready. They asked the sessions. She obviously claims she busy, but
you know, this very important thing the country. And the quicker get done the better will and she will she does not get indicted.
DOBBS: She very fortunate many ways that not director the FBI. Telling that
you are busy probably wouldn the answer that would most sympathetic with. don
know about James Comey but-
ROLLINS: Well, they certainly are prepared question her. And they certainly know what the
acts and
igures this whole issue are. So, see.
DOBBS: Alright, Rollins, always great have you. Thank you.
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LOU DOBBS: Attorney General Loretta Lynch, tonight, under fire after she met with President
Bill Clinton Phoenix earlier this week. This comes Hillary Clinton under investigation
the Department Justice over her email scandal, yet the attorney general United States claims
their meeting was simply crossing paths. LORETTA LYNCH: did see President Clinton the Phoenix Airport was leaving.
And spoke myself and husband the plane, but there was discussion any matter
pending before the department any matter pending before any other body. There was
discussion Benghazi, discussion the State Department e-mails way example.
DOBBS: You wonder prosecutor she would have balked what she just said.
interesting answer.
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CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley 6/29/2016 TRANSCRIPT
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JOSH ELLIOTT: Attorney General Loretta Lynch confirms she had impromptu discussion
with Former President Bill Clinton onday night the Phoenix Airport. The former president
boarded her government plane. Lynchs Justice Department investigating the handling
classified information Hillary Clintons private e-mail server. Lynch says the two did not
discuss the investigation.
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FOX News: the Record with Greta Van Susteren 6/29/2016 TRANSCRIPT
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GRETA VAN SUSTEREN Whats this? private meeting private plane. Talking about
former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch meeting the ground private
plane phoenix airport. The meeting was yesterday. Just hours before the release the
Benghazi reported and the local Phoenix ABC station got tip that the meeting was going
happen. After the meeting news conference, attorney general lynch confirmed the meeting
with the president had taken place.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH: When was landing the airport did see
President Clinton the Phoenix airport. was leaving and spoke myself and
husband the plane. Our conversation was United States deal about his grandchildren there
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was discussion about any matter pending before the department any matter pending before
any discussion Benghazi State Department emails way example.
VAN SUSTEREN Radio host and editor and chief Lifezette Laura Ingraham goes the
record.
LAURA INGRAHAM Thats big deal, Greta. You guys are conspiracy you think
something happened theorists. this meeting? Who knows. maybe they were just discussing
gifts for grandchildren and burden burping techniques. always the grandchildren.
Hillary during the Benghazi things you want know about yoga routines the emails.
yoga routines and plans for daughters wedding. hat you mean about the emails
VAN SUSTEREN unbelievable how tone deaf either one them are this. investigating
the emails and server and everything else and criminal investigation according Josh Earnest
the white house and you have got the president the united states married candidate who
being investigated and they meet privately airplane even its 100 percent innocent. How
could you tone deaf?
INGRAHAM
Well goes back all the problems the Clinton scandals during his time
the White House. Everyone always said how can this stupid and learn more this
secret service agents book how stupid was and how just blatant was about not just
appearance impropriety but actual impropriety. People walking him when was with
other people. dont know why any are surprised. There brazen effort undermine
sorry U.S. law and the very least the appearance impropriety and ethical considerations
which you and know lawyers people take very seriously.
VAN SUSTEREN: have got the head the investigation and the spouse the person who
something investigated. she being investigated dont know did she the target. Meeting
private plane for minutes.
INGRAHAM The appearance conflict can just damaging and poisonous case
times conflict itself. actual conflict. Thats why you avoid situations like this. The last
thing they need any further undermining the objectivity this investigation which
course called security review until she was corrected the FBI director. dont know what
they are talking about security reviews. this actual investigation. the appearance
conflict interest lynch now, think there doubt about it.
VAN SUSTEREN What you think Obama thinking tonight, finding out that his chief
lawyer did this and what you think Secretary Hillary Clinton thinking about the fact that her
husband met with her and this is.
INGRAHAM Depends she asked him talk her. mean, who knows.
VAN SUSTEREN cant believe she would that stupid. honestly.
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INGRAHAM How would you stupid enough find out one was going find out about private email server time where when your family foundation was soliciting donations
from foreign governments. That like the definition stupid. yet, she did that.
VAN SUSTEREN Its amazing me. Its though they are giving their political opponents
ammunition every single day.
INGRAHAM Every single day find out about emails held back other witnesses taking
the fifth. Again, just adds the publics lack belief and good faith this investigation.
And today was just another instance being chipped away again and again its not surprising
given the Clintons and their brazen behavior.
JOSH EARNEST: The president when discussing this issue each stage has reiterated his
commitment this principle that any criminal investigation should conducted independent
any sort political interference and that people should treated the same way before the law
regardless their political influence. Regardless their political party, regardless their
political stature and regardless what political figure has endorsed them.
INGRAHAM Think the power the former President the United States private
meeting with anybody. And big deal figure. And who knows what was said, Greta.
Maybe nothing. Maybe was all about baby clothes.
VAN SUSTEREN doesnt even matter what was said. Thats the thing.
innocent. really doesnt matter because its profoundly could totally
INGRAHAM shows you how disconnected they are from public perception any concern public perception integrity the investigation.
VAN SUSTEREN She should know better, too.
INGRAHAM
that either.
Yes, she should. that appearance down Orlando, not surprised
ter
VAN SUSTEREN
INGRAHAM
Laura, thank you.
Thanks.
VAN SUSTEREN Should Loretta Lynch recuse herself take herself off the case the email
investigation. Ted Williams and former prosecutor Katie Phang. Ted, first you. the chief
lawyer this case and criminal investigation, should she take herself off it?
TED WILLIAMS: Let say friend, Laura Ingraham too nice regards what she has
had say. think the Attorney General has compromised the integrity any independent
decision that she could make this investigation. Greta, dont care how private
grandmotherly was. Its the appearance. Hillary Clinton under investigation the FBI.
Loretta Lynch the position where she going have some stage make decision one
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way another concerning the prosecution Hillary Clinton. And meet with the presidents with the potential candidates husband under this circumstance she needs recuse herself and
guarantee you the drums are going beat lookout for her so.
VAN SUSTEREN Katie?
KATIE PHANG You have avoid the appearance impropriety attorney and
especially the Attorney General the United States. How much more important would
for her avoid this? She ultimately the decision maker whether not Hillary Clinton
going prosecuted for what happens with the Benghazi scandal. Hillary has said she just
like you really think just before the Benghazi report comes out they only talked about
grandchildren and golf? Think about this, guys. They are having this private meeting. they dont
disclose anybody. you had nothing hide. not let people know from the very
beginning that you met and that you talked about nothing all.
VAN SUSTEREN You know, what dont understand that this one isnt even close.
Its not one those gray areas.
PHANG: No.
VAN SUSTEREN Because there nothing that whole the thing that branded all
us, the appearance impropriety have the person going make the decision whether not
this goes grand jury, goes step farther not, have that person meet with the spouse the
person who under investigation plane.
PHANG: Former president less.
VAN SUSTEREN Even they talk about grandchildren, this one isnt even close. hat
the world was that woman thinking? mean. hat that attorney general saying? blame her.
WILLIAMS: When got the call this afternoon from Cory Howell, one your producers, the
first thing said this stuck stupid. you are the Attorney General for the United States. You
know better. William Jefferson Clinton.
VAN SUSTEREN What she doesnt know better. Thats even scarier.
WILLIAMS: This not dumb woman. She smart woman. She knew she shouldnt have
met with him. She tries walk back met and talked about family matters. the
appearance its the appearance. And this what going hurt this whole thing. She needs
recuse herself.
VAN SUSTEREN Actually the thing are giving them the benefit the doubt that was innocent discussion. havent even got tonight fact that some people lot are suspicious
that this wasnt just appearance impropriety issue that there something going down
this. But are giving them the benefit the doubt and absolutely all scandalized by. This
stuck the fact that Ted just said that she was bed with Bill Clinton.
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Putting side, even
giving the benefit the doubt, maybe Loretta Lynch actually take back the maybe. She
has got remove herself from this case and let somebody else decide. Why allow any question
into the objectivity the ultimate investigations results.
this high level. Its bad idea.
You should never that especially
VAN SUSTEREN Its not close question me. she should get off this case close
question for you, Katie?
PHANG: Not all get off the case.
WILLIAMS: Clearly not close question for me. She has get off the case because, trust me,
you are going heart drums beat and see Donald Trump with something this right away.
mean.
VAN SUSTEREN surprised havent heard already the emails. dont kno one
lawyer can think of, dont care democrat republican, who would not scandalized this.
WILLIAMS: talked federal judge afternoon. and was beside himself. said no. matter fact, talked two federal judges and they both were beside themselves and said no,
the Attorney General did not this.
VAN SUSTEREN
See, think thats what the viewers have understand.
Even nothing
happened all, the new discussion about emails Benghazi, this was profoundly against the
code professional responsibility.
PHANG Exactly.
The appearance impropriety.
WILLIAMS: smells and stinks. Its simple that.
VAN SUSTEREN
Ted and Katie, thank you both.
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will the Benghazi report hurt
GRETA VAN SUSTEREN The burning political question
Secretary Hillary Clinton. the the record political panel here from the York Post,
Daniel Halpern, and from the Washington Times Stephen Dinan. This private conversation
lets assume
the tarmac between the Attorney General Loretta Lynch and President Bill Clinton
they just talked about being grandparents. that appalling the legal the legal world are
upset. are outraged.
STEPHEN DINAN talked about this the past imagine the FBI recommends prosecution
and the Justice Department says are not going pursue that after conversation like this
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comes light. thats where things get really tough for everybody. looks bad. looks bad
matter whether legal profession not.
DANIEL HALPERN once appalling. the same time goes into Donald Trumps
talking points which that the system corrupt. says all areas. Including the legal and
justice system and think anybody would look this and suggest something you guys said
earlier, the very least looks bad and think fits right into his narrative and really hurts
Hillary Clinton.
VAN SUSTEREN cant get over either one them, either the attorney general the
president doing even its just sort of.
HALPERN: You can understand why the president would want the attorney general
should know better.
VAN SUSTEREN Lets face it, Clinton friendly type guy. talks everybody. thats
bill Clinton should smart enough not that, knowing that feeds into his political
opponents.
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FOX News: The Five 6/29/2016 TRANSCRIPT
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KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE Well you probably heard about this today, but you didn you
should pay attention. The Justice Department still investigating Hillary Clinton for possible
criminal wrongdoing regarding her private e-mail server. why would the woman charge
that investigation meet privately with Clinton husband? well, happened Monday. Heres
Attorney General Loretta Loretta Lynch.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH: did see President Clinton the Phoenix
airport. was leaving and spoke myself and husband the plane.
conversation was great deal about his grandchildren. was primarily social and about our
travels. there was discussion any matter pending before the department.
KIMBERLY GUILFOYLE Now, FOX told the meeting was not previously scheduled and
was described crossing paths. Tomorrow and Friday 2:00 p.m. eastern,
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for Gretchen Carlson.
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FOX News: Special Report with Bret Baier 6/29/2016 TRANSCRIPT
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BRET BAIER meeting Phoenix between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney
General Loretta Lynch raising questions about potential conflict interest. She confirmed
she spoke with Clinton the airport Phoenix but said was not planned meeting. She
insisted they spoke about grandchildren and golf, and current news events but did not discuss the
Benghazi the e-mail investigations. you know, the FBI finds evidence that Hillary
Clinton one her top aides mishandled classified information lied under oath, and then the
FBI referred indictment, all accounts, will lynch who will have decide whether
move forward with prosecution.
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MARC COTA-ROBLES: just heard from attorney general loretta lynch, here highlight
law enforcement efforts use social media their advantage. meeting with officers and chief
charlie beck. behind the scenes and gave idea how law enforcement using
technology and social media. whether were dealing with criminals our own community the
intel that can gathered from sites like facebook and twitter can critical law enforcement
investigations.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH The challenge for law enforcement today and
21st century policing, how ensure were using the best, most innovative tools available
protect the people, ensure the well-being our community.
COTA-ROBLES There are credible threats the U.S., but that the U.S. stands with Turkey
and were all this together. ayor Eric Garcetti was also here this afternoon. They all left
about minutes ago. busy afternoon with more discussions the way. and the
department discussing how the LAPD using social media and their investigation and reacting what occurred yesterday Turkey. More that coming 5:00 p.m. Eyewitness
News. For now, live downtown Los Angeles, Marc Cota-Robles, ABC7, Eyewitness
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ANCHOR: Can police officers and tech used fight crime? The Attorney General came
here promote something already the LAPD. But even her community policing tour
attracted attention also attracted controversy. And John Klemack has more.
JOHN KLEMACK: Yeah, chuck, its here where the wanted learn little bit more about
what LAPD was doing. And there are innovative ways what they say called community
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policing. you see its success, others see the wrong type oversight. She the top
attorney the country and today complime nting the police department, the office she inherited
once cracked down on.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH: And this kind row active and inclusive
approach particularly arising out history tensions one were encouraging around the
country.
KLEM ACK: U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch says are facing this challenge that will
generate safer communities but also connected the police department.
KLEMACK: And they learned how the department using social media combat crime and
keep the community safe. But outside the center, others are protesting saying there are continued
complaints racism.
PROTESTER Continue lead the nation murders people color. reward them reward the most murderous organization its shame.
KLEMACK: They stopped short calling for changes.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Look, they raise issues concern all us. And think were going look all the problems and issues that law enforcement faces they are very
important voice and they have very important things say.
KLEMACK: The Police Chief Charlie Beck said wanted see firsthand what the
department was doing.
POLICE CHIEF CHARLIE BECK This police department that learned many hard
lessons. And some the things learned about building community trust, some the things learned about keeping difficult city safer can help other cities, then have achieved our
mission.
KLEMACK: The Attorney General staying here overnight. Tomorrow she will Playa
Vista meet with others about how theyre connecting with the communities here. From Los
Angeles, John Klemack, NBC News.
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lynch getting ready sit down with jonathan capehart. might well listen theyre
getting started. msnbc contributor, thank you for being here this morning. attorney
general, thank you for being here. walter said, you have reputation having the highest
integrity, utmost, solid judgment, when people heard people heard what went down
phoenix, lot people were like, mean, friends, supporters, backers, saying, what earth was thinking? talking bill clinton? what earth were you thinking? what happened?
well, think thats the question the day, isnt it. think its perfectly reasonable question,
think thats the question that called what happened phoenix because people have also
wondered and raised questions about role the ultimate resolution matters involving the
investigation into the state department e-mails. and the extent that people have questions about
that, about role that, certainly meeting with him raises questions and concerns,
believe me, completely get that question. and think the question the day. think the
issue is, again, what role how that matter going resolved? let clear how
that going resolved. have gotten that question lot times. but think important
that people see what that process like, have always indicated, the matter being handled career agents and investigators that have handled since the beginning. which predates
your tenure attorney general. they predate tenure. that team will make findings, that stay that will come with chronology what happened, the factual scenario, they will
make recommendations how resolve what those facts lead to. the recommendations will reviewed career supervisors and the fbi director, and they will present and
fully expect accept the recommendations. you say you fully expect accept their
recommendations, one thing people were saying when the news broke was that you were
recusing yourself from having any kind role the final determination, that the case?
recusal would mean that wouldnt even briefed what the findings would be. coming
with those findings making those recommendations how move forward, will briefed and will accepting their recommendations. this must the journalist the
linguist me, that would meaning, here madam attorney general, here are our findings
and you accept them whole heartedly and issue them the public, you accept them and look
them over and make your own determination what the final determination will be. the
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ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: No, the final determination how proceed will
contained within the recommendations report whatever format the team puts together,
that has not been resolved, whatever report they provide me, there will review their
investigation, there will review what they have found and determined have happened occurred and will their determinations how they feel that the case should proceed.
CAPEHART: And when you say there will review, you mean the review will done
you once you accept the recommendations and determinations are you talking about the
process the review getting that point?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH talking about the initial process how this case will resolved. This case will resolved the team thats been working it, from the
beginning. Supervisors always review matters, this case that review will career people
the Department Justice, and also the FBI will review it, and including the FBI Director
and that will the finalization not just the factual findings but the next steps this matter.
CAPEHART: And find interesting, several times you have made point saying career
prosecutors, career officials within the justice department. are you making that very hard
distinction, that description?
LYNCH: think lot the questions that have gotten over the past several months, frankly,
about role this investigation and what would likely be, was question concern about
whether someone who was political appointee would involved deciding how
investigate matter what something meant how should the case proceed going forward?
And have always said, this matter would handled the career people who are
independent. They live from administration administration. Their role follow the facts
and follow the law, and make determination what happened and what those next steps
should be. But, you know, role attorney general, there are cases that come me, informed them from time time. This case, you know, has generated lot attention.
Ill informed those findings, opposed never reading them never seeing them, but
will accepting their recommendations and their plans for going forward.
CAPEHART: the New York Times reported this morning that the Justice Department
officials said back April that what youre talking about right now was already being
considered, and the question before President Clinton boarded your plane Arizona, had
you already made the determination that what youre announcing today was indeed what you
were going do?
LYNCH: Yes, had already determined that, that would the process. And large part
because, sure you know journalist, get this question lot. And have said
occasions why dont talking about ongoing investigations terms whats being
discussed and whos being interviewed, preserve the integrity that investigation. And
also don typically talk about the process which make decisions, and provided that
response too. But this situation, because did have that meeting, has raised concerns, feel.
And feel that while can certainly say, this will handled like any other, has always
been, and going resolved like any other, was always going be. think people
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need the information about exactly how that resolution will come about order know what
that means, and really accept that and have faith the ultimate decision the Department
Justice.
irst question, the what were you thinking question. But let
CAPEHART: back
put different spin and ask, when youre your plane, from having been Washington
for while and knowing how the protocol works: you land, folks get off for all sorts reasons,
but very Youre your plane and walks the
ast.
ormer presid ent the United States,
what were you thinking that moment?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH Well, have said, you know, said hello and
basically said hello and congratulated him his grandchildren, people tend and that
led conversation about those grandchildren, who sound great. And that led
conversation about his travels and told what had been doing Phoenix and various
things, and then spoke about former Attorney General Janet Reno, but really was social
meeting. And really was that regard. spoke me, and spoke husband for some
time the plane, and moved on. And said bef though, think that matter
ore
how viewed it, understand how people view it. And think that because that and because the fact that has now cast shadow over how this case may perceived, matter how its
resolved, its important talk about how will resolved. Its important make clear that
that meeting with President Clinton does not have bearing how this matter going
reviewed, resolved and accepted me. Because that the question that raises. again,
matter how viewed the meeting, whats important how people view the Department
Justice because that meeting. How people view the team that has worked this from the
beginning, because this meeting? How people view the work that everyday
behalf the American people, which strive with integrity and independence. that
the question for me, and thats why felt was important talk about what impact that meeting
would have the case.
CAPEHART: Now, you known President Clinton long time, hes the one who
nominated you and appointed you U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District 1999.
wondering you have relationship what trying get terms long standing
prof
essional relationship. you would well within your right say, Um, get plane.
what are you doing here? you regret not telling the
ormer President the United States
leave the premises?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: have said, may have viewed certain light, but
the issue how does impact the work that and the work that the Department Justice
does. certainly wouldnt again. Because think has cast shadow over what should
not, over what will not touch. Thats why said, think its important talk about how this
matter will resolved, and how the review and how the determinations and the decisions will made. can say, have said, its going handled career people and then can
make announcement what is. But unless people have some insight into that process,
theyre not going able evaluate that. The most important thing for Attorney
General the integrity the Department Justice. The fact that the meeting that had now
casting shadow over how people are going view that work something that take seriously
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and deeply and painfully. think its important provide much information can
that people can have full view how our work and why our work and how this
case going resolved well how all the cases that look are going resolved.
CAPEHART:
And course, what happened result this, people who are out there
the world are saying, See, this example the system thats rigged against the rest us.
And you just said that this whole incident has been painful, one the words, one the
words you used. hat would you say the American people who might who believe that,
yes, indeed, this example Washington rigged against them?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: think that people have whole host reasons have
questions about how government our business and how handle business and how
handle matters and think that, again, understand that meeting the plane with former
President Clinton could give them another reason have questions and concerns also. And that something that and thats why said its painful me. Because the integrity the
Department Justice important. And what would say people look the work that do. Look the matters that work every day, whether they involve high profile
matter, matter where you have never heard the person. Look the victims that deal
with every day, look the people that protect every day because thats our mission. And
the extent that this issue has overshadowed that mission yes, thats painful me. And
think its important that provide much information can people can have faith and
confidence the work the department and the work the people who carry this work
every day.
CAPEHEART: And last question this. when might expect your acceptance these
findings and determinations? Are looking weeks, months, days?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: terms timing, actually dont know that. Because
again, dont have that insight into, would say, the nuts and bolts the investigation this
point time. Theyre working it. They working very hard. Theyre working sure that theyre thorough they can be, that they have looked every angle, that they
looked every issue. Theyre doing the work that the people the Department Justice
every single day, and could not more proud that work. And could not more proud
present that work the American people when this matter resolved, and can let people
know the outcome this investigation.
CAPEHEART: Moving on.
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Transcript Aspen Ideas Forum (President Clinton State Dept. Emails
July 2016
JONATHAN CAPEHART: the way, Jonathan Capehart the Washington Post and
MSNBC contributor. Thank you for being here this morning. Attorney General, thank you for
being here. Walter said, you have reputation having the highest integrity, utmost, solid
judgment, when people heard what went down Phoenix, lot people were like, mean,
friends, supporters, backers, saying, what earth was she thinking? Talking Bill Clinton?
what earth were you thinking? hat happened?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, think thats the question the day, isnt it. think
its perfectly reasonable question, think thats the question that called what happened
Phoenix because people have also wondered and raised questions about role the ultimate
resolution matters involving the investigation into the State Department e-mails. And the
extent that people have questions about that, about role that, certainly meeting with
him raises questions and concerns, and believe me, completely get that question. And think the question the day. think the issue is, again, what role how that matter going resolved? And so, let clear how that going resolved. have gotten that
question lot over time and usually don into thos deliberations, but think
important that people see what that process like, have always indicated, the matter being
handled career agents and investigators, with the Department Justice, they had since
the beginning.
CAPEHART: Which predates your tenure Attorney General? LYNCH: predates tenure Attorney General. the same team and they are acting
independently. They follow the law, they follow the facts. That team will make findings, that say they will come with chronology what happened, the factual scenario, they will
make recommendations how resolve what those facts lead to. The recommendations will reviewed career supervisors the Department Justice and the FBI and the FBI
Director, and then, the common process, they will present and fully expect
accept the recommendations.
CAPEHART: Now, what interesting here you say you
ully expect accept their
recommendations, one thing people were saying this morning when the news broke was that you
were, quote recusing yourself
rom having any kind role the
inal determination that
the case? that what you saying?
Document ID: 0.7.9269.6121 LYNCH: Well, recusal would mean that wouldnt even briefed what the findings
were what the actions going
orward would be. And while don have role those
indings coming with those findings making those recommendations how move forward,
will briefed and will accepting their recommendations.
CAPEHART: And when you say again, this must the journalist the linguist me,
accepting would mean; Here Madam Attorney General, here are our
indings and you
accept them whole heartedly and issue them the public, you accept them and look them
over and then make your own determination what the final determination will be. LYNCH: No, the final determination how proceed will contained within the
recommendations report whatever format the team puts together, that has not been
resolved, whatever report they provide me, there will review their investigation, there
will review what they have found and determined have happened occurred and
will their determinations how they feel that the case should proceed.
CAPEHART: And when you say there will review, you mean the review will done
you once you accept the recommendations and determinations are you talking about the
process the review getting that point? LYNCH talking about the initial process how this case will resolved.
This case
will resolved the team thats been working it, from the beginning. Supervisors always
review matters, this case that review will career people the Department Justice, and
also the FBI will review it, and including the FBI Director and that will the finalization not just the factual findings but the next steps this matter.
CAPEHART: And find interesting, several times you have made point saying career
prosecutors, career officials within the justice department. are you making that very hard
distinction, that description? LYNCH: think lot the questions that have gotten over the past several months,
frankly, about role this investigation and what would likely be, was question
concern about whether someone who was political appointee would involved deciding
how investigate matter what something meant how should the case proceed going
forward? And have always said, this matter would handled the career people who are
independent. They live from administration administration. Their role follow the facts
and follow the law, and make determination what happened and what those next steps
should be. But, you know, role attorney general, there are cases that come me, informed them from time time. This case, you know, has generated lot attention.
Ill informed those findings, opposed never reading them never seeing them, but
will accepting their recommendations and their plans for going forward.
CAPEHART: the New York Times reported this morning that the Justice Department
officials said back April that what youre talking about right now was already being
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considered, and the question before President Clinton boarded your plane Arizona, had
you already made the determination that what youre announcing today was indeed what you
were going do? LYNCH: Yes, had already determined that, that would the process. And large part because, sure you know journalist, get this question lot. And have said occasions why dont talking about ongoing investigations terms whats being
discussed and whos being interviewed, preserve the integrity that investigation. And
also don typically talk about the process which make decisions, and provided that
response too. But this situation, because did have that meeting, has raised concerns, feel.
And feel that while can certainly say, this will handled like any other, has always
been, and going resolved like any other, was always going be. think people
need the information about exactly how that resolution will come about order know what
that means, and really accept that and have faith the ultimate decision the Department
Justice.
irst question, the what were you thinking question. But let
CAPEHART: back
put different spin and ask, when youre your plane, from having been Washington
for while and knowing how the protocol works: you land, folks get off for all sorts reasons,
but very Youre your plane and walks the
ast.
ormer president the United States,
what were you thinking that moment? LYNCH Well, have said, you know, said hello and basically said hello and
congratulated him his grandchildren, people tend and that led conversation about
those grandchildren, who sound great. And that led conversation about his travels and
told what had been doing Phoenix and various things, and then spoke about former
Attorney General Janet Reno, but really was social meeting. And really was that regard. spoke me, and spoke husband for some time the plane, and moved on.
And said bef though, think that matter how viewed it, understand how
ore
people view it. And think that because that and because the fact that has now cast
shadow over how this case may perceived, matter how its resolved, its important talk
about how will resolved. Its important make clear that that meeting with President
Clinton does not have bearing how this matter going reviewed, resolved and
accepted me. Because that the question that raises. again, matter how viewed the
meeting, whats important how people view the Department Justice because that
meeting. How people view the team that has worked this from the beginning, because
this meeting? How people view the work that everyday behalf the American
people, which strive with integrity and independence. that the question me,
and thats why felt was important talk about what impact that meeting would have the
case.
CAPEHART: Now, you known President Clinton long time, hes the one who
nominated you and appointed you U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District 1999.
wondering you have relationship what trying get terms long standing
prof
essional relationship. you would well within your right say, Um, get plane.
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what are you doing here? you regret not telling
the former President the United States
leave the premises? LYNCH: have said, may have viewed certain light, but the issue how does
impact the work that and the work that the Department Justice does. certainly wouldnt again. Because think has cast shadow over what should not, over what will not
touch. Thats why said, think its important talk about how this matter will resolved, and
how the review and how the determinations and the decisions will made. can say, have
said, its going handled career people and then can make announcement what is. But unless people have some insight into that process, theyre not going able
evaluate that. The most important thing for Attorney General the integrity the
Department Justice. The fact that the meeting that had now casting shadow over how
people are going view that work something that take seriously and deeply and painfully. think its important provide much information can that people can have full
view how our work and why our work and how this case going resolved well how all the cases that look are going resolved.
CAPEHART: And course, what happened result this, people who are out there
the world are saying, See, this example the system thats rigged against the rest us.
And you just said that this whole incid ent has been painful, one the words, one the
words you used. hat would you say the American people who might who believe that,
yes, indeed, this example Washington rigged against them? LYNCH: think that people have whole host reasons have questions about how government our business and how handle business and how handle matters and
think that, again, understand that meeting the plane with former President Clinton could
give them another reason have questions and concerns also. And that something that and
thats why said its painful me. Because the integrity the Department Justice
important. And what would say people look the work that do. Look the
matters that work every day, whether they involve high profile matter, matter where
you have never heard the person. Look the victims that deal with every day, look the
people that protect every day because thats our mission. And the extent that this issue has
overshadowed that mission yes, thats painful me. And think its important that
provide much information can people can have faith and confidence the work
the department and the work the people who carry this work every day.
CAPEHEART: And last question this. when might expect your acceptance these
findings and determinations? Are looking weeks, months, days? LYNCH: terms timing, actually know that. Because again, don have
that insight into, would say, the nuts and bolts the investigation this point time. They
working it. They working very hard. They working sure that they
thorough they can be, that they have looked every angle, that they looked every issue.
They doing the work that the people the Department Justice every single day, and
could not more proud that work. And could not more proud present that work the
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American people when this matter resolved, and can let people know the outcome this
investigation.
CAPEHEART: Moving on.
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CAPEHART: Moving on. So. Keep mind, this sitdown has been the books for several
several weeks, few months. And were here because you were going talk about criminal
justice reform.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Yes.
CAPEHART:
You been out west and making your way back east, going various
communities, talking about some the findings and things that people are doing vis-a-vis the
president Task Force 21st Century Policing. And reading the report actually read there was quote there that think captures why this commission was important. And came
from commision member, Susan Lee Rahr she executive director the Washington State
Criminal Justice Training Commision. And she wrote, 2012, began asking the question,
why are training police officers like soldiers? Although police officers wear uniforms and
carry weapons, the similarity ends there. The missions and rules engagement are completely
different. The soldier mission that warrior conquer; the rules engagement are
decided before the battle. The police oficer mission that guardian protect; the rules engagement evolve the incident unfolds. How did get from police being guardians who
protect what many you police being basically domestic military force occupying
neighborhoods?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH:
You know, think going different every
community, but been one the underlying concerns that heard traveled the
country Community Policing Tour community residents who say, don have
connection with our local police force. They simply patro and they don connect with us. And goal, the tour that just finished, both 2015 and 2016, was find those communities
where communities and law enforcement were working together, and were making positive
change, and were working the format where the police are, fact, the guardians the
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community. think there whole host reasons why training went one way. mean
certainly, were talking, some point and time several years back, about huge influx
narcotics our communities. And that has certainly led host consequences that are
trying now alleviate with criminal justice reform and sentencing reform. But also led
view that aggressive policing was really necessary order deal with not just narcotics, but
also the violent crime that often comes along with it. And there are those who said the pendulum
swung too far that direction, think find ourselves now situation where say that
there is, sort of, frayed relationship trust between law enforcement and many communities,
particularly minority communities, the understatement this generation. what been
working and this one, fact, one priorities, looking communities that have
had that frayed relationship, that have had things break down, that have had the violence
Baltimore, terrible incident involving someone losing their life the hands police
officer, even Department Justice (DO case against them and looking how they are
couple years after that. Have they managed use the tools that tried provide them,
and fact create positive working relationship between law enforcement and the community.
And actually have been very hear tened what seen across the country.
CAPEHART: was going ask you how have police departments been how receptive have
they been these recommendations, particularly the one that says that police departments need
lict that they generated, that has generated the distrust own their past, need own the conf
between the law enforcement and the community. How are police departments responding
that? Owning their responsibility?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH:
Yes, that excellent point because often talk
community members who will say, you know, things are great with this police chief
actually making very positive strides. But community members will say, but you know, five
years ago this incident happened me, even years ago, saw this happen older
sibling parent. And that remains people consciousness and afects how they interact with
the police. Couple the jurisdictions visited was actually Los Angeles just yesterday,
and also went Miami, and was Portland. And was visiting those jurisdictions because
they actually were still the middle resolving problems. mean, the Los Angeles Police
Department history, think, well documented, and the issues that they had. They were under consent decree the 2000s. They come out that now, but think certainly residents
recall those days. And was very heartened see discussions, both with police
still
leadership and community members, that one was ignoring the past, that people are saying,
you know, have own the past, and have acknowledge that have contributed. We,
law enf
orcement, have contributed these problems, and here what are doing
accountable, transparent, responsible, pull community members in. Because
without that acceptance responsibility, there won trust the new either regime policies
going forward.
CAPEHART: Now few years ago, FBI director James omey delivered race pretty
spectacular speech race where talked about how law enforcement needed own its past.
One the things another thing that Director omey has said multiple occasions that
believes there so- called Ferguson ect law enforcement jurisdictions. you agree
with him? there Ferguson Efect, meaning that result what happened Ferguson
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and Charleston where people are videotaping what police officers what law enforcement
actions that police officers are now wary actually their jobs, for lack better
description but patrol neighborhoods and continue make them safe. spike crime.
And that resulted
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well the FBI director has spoken about that, and
spoken about the context that people have relayed him. And so, you know, spoken
about that context. have not seen that. And fact, had recent study, and the
conclusion was: need more information, most studies are But think and that statistics
for you but think what seen, you know, talked police departments across the
country and community members across the country lot change law enforcement. lot change the level training, lot change the community involvement, movement
away from over-policing, movement towards getting know members the community,
getting understand people and their problems. And certainly think the hope all law enforcement that that will lead not only reduction crime, but certainly could lead reduction the number arrests. have not seen police officers shirking their
responsibilities. have not seen police officers backing away from the hard issues that come
from patrolling very difficult and often very dangerous communities. seen them moving
towards that. seen them come the Department Justice and say, you know, have use
orce policy that really old can you help make sure mine date? seen them
come the department and say want set community board you have some
examples that can look that don have situation like seen other police
departments. seen lot positive action from both community members and law
enforcement this regard.
CAPEHART this trip, you went San Bernardino.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH Yes.
CAPEHART: Was that yesterday? Two days ago?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well was Los Angeles, but met with the team
agents, investigators, police officers and lawyers who had worked the San Bernardino
investigation and are continuing work it.
CAPEHART: And recall, that was December, mass shooting, people were killed. And
there are couple currents that shooting also you tie Orlando and what happened last
olks who have high capacity weapons kill
month, where people were killed you got
lots people, but you also have people who, from reports, are inspired ISIS. can you talk
about the challenge that those twin things cause for you and the department? Mass shootings but
also terrorism.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Yes, yes. Well you know the challenge something that been talking about some time now looked how the threat our homeland
has changed and morphed over the years since 9/11. Obviously, still are looking
investigating the orchestrated attacks like that, but what are seeing now are more the
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homegrown extremists, those individuals often who were born here, who become radicalized usually online and act out that radical ideology. The challenge not only finding those
individuals, investigating and preventing their actions; also have dual challenge how break that chain the violent ideology that people consume online? The Internet free and
open, and should remain free and open, but the place that many people and find
information that dates back years. And you see the tracking many the investigations
that have people who start out looking Qaeda types videos and documentaries
move into ISIS supported ideology and videos well. How reach those individuals and
either give them alternative reason for their thought processes break that chain violent
ideology? those are the twin challenges that face.
CAPEHART: Alright. looking the clock. got less than seven minutes left, got lots stuf cram here. May you announced that the Justice Department
was suing orth Carolina for its so- called Bathroom Bill And one point, very powerful
moment your remarks, you directed them directly the transgender community. And won
read the entire quote, but one piece jumped out me, and that was when you said that,
see you transgender Americans. did you feel was important say those words that
community such public forum?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Because when talk about different groups this
country who are victimized and who are marginalized, the way which often happens
people are made feel invisible. Because someone invisible, you don have
look their concerns their issues. they invisible, you don have hear about the
problems that they have. And think this time great social change this country think
for the good, think for the better. think moving towards what Dr. King called the
Beloved Community But with change often comes lot uncertainty and fear the part
other people, who find challenging say the least. And think there often desire deal
with someone some issue that you find different shoving out sight. And are
really going have the open and free society that the birthright every American, that the
right everyone who comes here and lives here, this country, then everyone deserves the
right stand the light. has been concern also, with respect the Orlando shooting,
that members the LGBT community may that saf don come out. Maybe
eel saf stay the shadows. That not the country live in. not the America chosen over 200 years ago, not the one that any want. And everyone deserves stand the light and truly seen for who they are. That what diversity is, and me,
that what America is.
CAPEHART: What did Eric Holder tell you about this job?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: [Laughs]
CAPEHART:
What the one thing you wish had told you?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Where the lock the plane door was.
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CAPEHART: [Laughs] Good answer. understand that every leaves letter for his
her successor. What did Attorney General Holder leave for you? What did say his letter?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: Well, those letters are private CAPEHART: come on, just little.
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH: won into the exact letter. But what will say
that Holder has been
riend some time and had the privilege working with him,
both U.S. Attorney two separate administrations, and working with him Attorney
General was privilege. And has always been supportive, has always talked about
the privilege being attorney general and the privilege serving the American people, and
working ensure that every way which the Department Justice works, that the highest
standards integrity are upheld. That something that been part career since joined
the department.
And has always been that voice that for well.
CAPEHART: being harder black, harder woman your job?
ATTORNEY GENERAL LYNCH:
You know, not sure how you separate the two me.
[Laughs] You know, think that