Brown: Lynch Meeting With Bill Clinton Was ‘Unfortunate’

• July 3, 2016 10:14 am


Sen. Sherrod Brown (D., Ohio) said on ABC's This Week that former President Bill Clinton's private meeting with Attorney General Loretta Lynch was "unfortunate."

"It was unfortunate. You've all made that case and I think that others have made it, too," Brown said. "I wish it hadn't have happenen, but I think the FBI will do its job."

Brown said that he expects the federal investigation will continue on without political involvement and that he did not expect a indictment coming.

Lynch's integrity came under fire after reports of her meeting with the former president on her private plane last week. Both parties have maintained that meeting was a social call and that only golf and grandkids were discussed.

Lynch told Jonathan Capehart at the Aspen Ideas Festival that she understands why the private meeting had bad optics. Clinton herself would not say the meeting was inappropriate, but she did say hindsight is "20-20" and that both her husband the attorney general acknowledged they wouldn't do it again.

The FBI completed an interview with the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton on Saturday. The interview lasted three and half hours and took place at the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. The interview has indicated that the federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is coming to a close.

Brown is reported to be on the list of Democrats being vetted by the Clinton campaign to be her running mate. He dodged questions about being on any such list during his interview with Raddatz.