Morning Joe Blasts Lynch for Private Meeting With Bill Clinton Amid Email Probe

June 30, 2016

MSNBC's Morning Joe panel ripped Attorney General Loretta Lynch for privately meeting with Bill Clinton this week, despite his wife being under federal investigation for her private email server as secretary of state.

"You can't make this up," host Joe Scarborough said as the panel discussed the news.

Lynch claimed the discussion, which took place aboard her government plane between her and the former president on Monday, only concerned social matters like grandchildren.

Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked what Clinton could have possibly needed to know that required a private conversation on a plane.

"There is no way you let him come on your plane and talk privately," Scarborough said. "There's no way."

"It's her decision," said panelist Mark Halperin. "I mean, she shouldn't have let him on the plane. He shouldn't have wanted to get on the plane. I understand they're friends. They have a lot to talk about."

"No. There's nothing else to talk about but the one thing," Brzezinski said.

The panel mocked the idea that Clinton also wanted to talk about "community policing," rather than the specter of the investigation that's loomed over his wife's campaign since she launched last April.

Co-host Willie Geist said the talk shouldn't have happened.

"Do you really think they were talking about community policing?" Brzezinski asked, laughing.

"No, I don't," Geist said.

Brzezinski dismissed the notion that Lynch should have been advised better, saying it should have been obvious to her.

"I bet you they didn't talk about it," Halperin said.

"Come on, stop! Everybody stop," Brzezinski said. "OK. Well, this is why this is never going to be a problem for Hillary Clinton. People are too afraid to talk about the truth and the fact that this was wrong from the get-go."

Lynch has insisted there is no conflict of interest in the Department of Justice's investigation of Clinton, who President Obama has endorsed for president.