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Lynch Promises 'Independent' Review of Any Hillary Charges

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We shall see. Still, just the fact that she’s forced to even entertain the possibility that the putative Democrat “front runner” for the presidential nomination may well end up accused by the FBI of serious national-security violations ought to give the donkeys pause as they rush to nominate her:

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday promised that any Justice Department review of possible criminal charges connected to Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information would be “independent,” without regard to politics or outside influence.

While a recommendation from the FBI about how to proceed could be months away, Lynch promised House lawmakers that the Justice Department’s course of action will be guided by the law alone.

“That matter is being handled by career independent law enforcement agents — FBI agents — as well as career independent attorneys in the Department of Justice,” Lynch told a House Appropriations subcommittee. “They follow the evidence, they look at the law and they’ll make a recommendation to me when the time is appropriate.”

“This will be conducted as every other case, and we will review all the facts and all the evidence and come to an independent conclusion as to how to handle it,” she maintained. Lynch’s comments echo those of FBI Director James Comey, who has previously pledged to Capitol Hill that his bureau doesn’t “give a rip about politics.”

Problem is, it’s not the career investigators and Justice lawyers we’re worried about — it’s the political appointees of a corrupt and lawless administration that rewards its friends and punishes its enemies.

The attorney general refused to comment on the progress of the Clinton probe, which has dragged on for months. Clinton’s personal email server is now in the hands of the FBI, and some law enforcement veterans have called for the Justice Department to charge the former secretary of State or her top aides with mishandling classified information.

Not to mention slow-walking the entire process until it’s too late for anybody to do anything about it.