Months before her secret airport meeting with Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016, Attorney General Loretta Lynch went on television and promised the American people that Hillary Clinton would not receive special treatment.
On March 10, Lynch appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The host asked Lynch if Clinton would be indicted for risking national security by setting up private servers to conduct government business while at the State Department.
Lynch assured Colbert and his audience that her Justice Department would act “fairly” and “independently” and that anyone with a “famous name” or “political interest” would be treated not at all differently from someone “you’ve never heard of before.”
“Americans look at what we do,” she said, “and have to have that faith in the Department of Justice.” Lynch also stated that “we don’t talk about ongoing matters under review in the Justice Department.”