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July 3, 2016 5:58 am

AG Lynch: Politics Won’t Affect Clinton Investigation

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US Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Photo: US Department of Justice.

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Photo: US Department of Justice.

Yahoo – Attorney General Loretta Lynch said Friday that she will take a step back from the decision whether to charge anyone in the Hillary Clinton private email server probe. But a Justice Department spokeswoman quickly clarified her remarks, telling Yahoo News that top political appointees will remain involved in the investigation and that the attorney general will be “the ultimate decider.”

Lynch told Washington Post journalist Jonathan Capehart in an interview at the Aspen Ideas Festival that she will accept whatever recommendations the FBI and career prosecutors make. (Career prosecutors are Justice Department lawyers who were not appointed by the president.)

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