Pelosi: Clinton's Meeting With Lynch "Completely Different" Than Sessions, That Was "Serendipitous"

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At a press conference in the Capitol Thursday, House minority leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters that the much talked-about meeting between Jeff Sessions and the Russian ambassador is very different from the meeting former President Bill Clinton had with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at an Arizona airport during the election.

In the wake of Sessions' recusal from all 2016 matters, some have pointed out that Attorney General Lynch never recused herself despite her personal relationship with the Clintons.

"Attorney General Lynch had a social encounter -- serendipitous, some might say, but -- when former president of the United States came by to say hello and they discussed their grandchildren. She did not have a major role in the Hillary Clinton campaign. This is a completely different thing," Pelosi said.

She repeated: "This couldn't be more stark in terms of relationship to the campaign and who the attorney general was speaking to. No, they're completely different, day and night."

Politico reported Friday that the Democratic House leader met with the Russian ambassador in 2010.

QUESTION: So obviously, you -- you think that Attorney General Sessions can step aside...

PELOSI: Yes, I said that last night.

QUESTION: Right, is there though -- is there consistency during the Democratic side on this when there were issues with Attorney General Lynch and Bill Clinton and her context on whether or not she should have stepped aside? Is there consistency or not?

REP. NANCY PELOSI: Well, let me -- thank you for your question, because there couldn't be a starker difference.

Attorney General Lynch had a social encounter -- serendipitous, some might say, but -- when former president of the United States came by to say hello and they discussed their grandchildren. She did not have a major role in the Hillary Clinton campaign.

This is a completely different thing.

The reason we have been saying that the Attorney General Sessions should step aside and maybe should never have been confirmed is because he was a surrogate. He was a very important part, one of the first people in the Congress to endorse President Trump.

And now we see that he -- he has not told the truth about it; had conversations with a Russian official, which why didn't he -- if they were innocuous, why didn't he admit it instead of lying about it?

So this -- this couldn't be more stark in terms of relationship to the campaign and who the attorney general was speaking to. No, they're completely different, day and night.


(Via Breitbart)

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