Let’s flash back for just a moment.
In 2016, former President Bill Clinton encountered Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac. Clinton boarded Lynch’s airplane and supposedly talked about this and that, grandkids and assorted family matters. Clinton said they didn’t discuss anything pertaining to the e-mail matter; Lynch confirmed Clinton’s account of the encounter.
The Justice Department at the time was investigating the ex-president’s wife and her use of a personal e-mail server while she was secretary of state. Oh, yes! Hillary Rodham Clinton also was running for president.
The right wing became unglued. Clinton sought to influence an on-going investigation, Republican operatives howled.
Should the ex-president have boarded the AG’s plane? No. The optics of it looked bad and President Clinton should have known better.
But then …
Just this week, a Republican politician, Donald J. Trump, “demanded” that DOJ investigate and investigation into Russian meddling in our 2016 election. He has leveled an accusation that the FBI spied on his campaign for “political purposes.”
So, the question is this: Where is the outrage over a sitting president interfering in an active Department of Justice investigation?
Trump’s demand seeks to undermine the DOJ, the FBI and the probe being conducted by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in our electoral process.
No outrage? No calls for yet another probe?