CNN’s Don Lemon claimed that Loretta Lynch recused herself from the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation after meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac. Of course this isn’t true. Loretta Lynch never recused herself, rather she said she would accept whatever the FBI recommended.
Don Lemon: “Loretta Lynch recused herself from any decision regarding Hillary Clinton because of that meeting of Hillary Clinton and Loretta Lynch, who was attorney general at the time, on the tarmac.” (Lynch actually met with Bill Clinton)
Dana Bash was on the panel and interrupted by saying, “Loretta Lynch, she did say she wouldn’t be involved in the decisions, but didn’t completely remove herself from the investigation, which could be an example of why (the Trump White House) potentially need to do it differently this time.”
Don Lemon misspoke AND falsely reported Loretta Lynch’s recusal. Lynch never recused herself from the investigation. She simply said that she would accept whatever the FBI recommended.
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