Loretta Lynch (born 1959) served as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States. She was nominated to succeed Eric Holder in the position by President Barack Obama on November 8, 2014. On April 23, 2015, she was confirmed by a 56-43 vote in the United States Senate. She was sworn in on April 27, 2015.
Lynch served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York from 1999 to 2001 and again from 2010 until becoming Attorney General.
Lynch/Clinton tarmac meeting
On June 27, 2016 Bill Clinton met with Attn. Gen. Loretta Lynch in a face-to-face meeting on board her plane at an airport hanger in Phoenix, an environment eliminating a paper trail and to avoid NSA electronic metadata collection. It is said Lynch authorized the Justice Dept. to proceed with a FISA warrant application after this meeting.
On June 29 the Obama Justice Dept. and FBI began efforts to kill the story about the Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch tarmac meeting and Lynch's conflict of interest with regard to a decision on prosecuting Hillary Clinton for gross negligence and mishandling classified information. The Obama Justice Dept. then sought a FISA warrant to eavesdrop on Donald Trump, Carter Page, Paul Manafort, and Boris Epshtyn. The FISA court initially denied the request. It is improbable that Attn. Gen. Lynch acted on her own against a presidential nominee of another party without consulting President Obama.
- "Trump 'compromising' claims: How and why did we get here?", BBC, Jan. 12, 2017.