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FBI Source Tells Fox News Agents Are ‘Livid’ About Clinton-Lynch Meeting

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, right, talks during a conference at the Aspen Institute in Aspen, Colo., on Friday, July 1, 2016. Lynch acknowledged Friday that her meeting with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal investigation "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case playing heavily into the presidential campaign. (AP Photo/Jordan Curet)

FBI agents are “livid” about the clandestine meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton, Fox News chief intelligence correspondent Catherine Herridge reported on Fox News’ Special Report. “It has created an outcry because Bill Clinton is a potential witness in the FBI probe,” Herridge said, noting that the criminal investigation into Clinton’s email practices expanded in January to include public corruption involving the Clinton Foundation.

According to Herridge’s “well-placed FBI source,” agents are livid about the meeting because it “appears to be more political interference in the criminal investigation.” Lynch’s public statements in the wake of the meeting “did nothing to diffuse the situation, but made it more toxic,” Herridge said. “There is real anger and frustration among FBI agents who have lost faith in the Justice Department and they’ve lost faith in the White House for exerting political pressure.”

A reporter from ABC-15 told Bill O’Reilly last night that “Bill Clinton seemed to orchestrate the encounter.” He also noted that the FBI  instructed everyone on the tarmac not to take pictures. No cell phones were allowed.

Judicial Watch on Thursday called on the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General to investigate the highly suspicious meeting between Clinton and Lynch.

“Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with Bill Clinton severely undermined the already low public confidence in her agency’s criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “In addition to this IG investigation, Judicial Watch has already sent Freedom of Information Act requests about this scandalous meeting.”