Jonathan Capehart ‘Interviews’ Attorney General Loretta Lynch

• July 1, 2016 3:36 pm


Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart interviewed Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Friday at the Aspen Ideas Festival. This week Lynch was under fire after a local reporter discovered the attorney general and former President Bill Clinton had a private meeting. The private meeting raised numerous questions about conflict of interest and impropriety because of the ongoing FBI probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server when she was head of the State Department. The meeting caused an uproar on both sides of the political isle.

This was the first time Lynch was interviewed since the controversy erupted. Capehart started the interview with a preface on how Lynch has a reputation of having the "highest integrity" and the "utmost solid judgement." This led Capehart to focus on her meeting with Clinton and ask her what her thought process was behind meeting Clinton.

"What were you thinking?," Capehart asked, smiling, multiple times throughout the interview. On few occasions, Capehart giggled when he repeated the question to Lynch. Capehart made some of the following comments.

"Get off my plane," Capehart said as a suggestion for what Lynch should have said to President Clinton.

"Do you regret not telling the former president of the United States to leave the premise," Capehart asked.

"Of course what's happened as a result is this. There are people, out there in the world, who are saying, ‘see this is an example of a system that is rigged against the rest of us,'" Capehart said.

At one time, Capehart said it must be the "journalist" in him asking all the questions.