Attorney General Loretta Lynch was brought before the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday to answer questions on the Hillary Clinton email scandal.
However, both Lynch and the committee Democrats had other plans.
During her opening remarks to the committee, Lynch focused on the recent string of police shootings and terrorist attacks that have plagued the United States and garnered national headlines:
“As we grapple with the aftermath of these events, the Department of Justice will continue to do everything in our power to build bonds of trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the communities we serve. That work has never been more difficult — or more important.”
Only at the end of her statement did Lynch comment on the Clinton emails:
“While I understand that this investigation has generated significant public interest, as Attorney General, it would be inappropriate for me to comment on that further — on the underlying facts of the investigation or the legal basis for the team’s recommendation.
But I can tell you that I am extremely proud of the tremendous work of the dedicated prosecutors and agents on this matter.”
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