Hillary Clinton claims the controversial meeting between her husband and Attorney General Loretta Lynch — in the midst of the federal probe into Clinton’s email scandal — was just one of those chance encounters one has on an Arizona airport tarmac.
“It was a short, chance meeting,” she said twice during a phone call to NBC’s “Meet the Press” — her first interview after a three-and-a-half hour meeting Saturday with the FBI over her emails.
“They did not discuss the Department of Justice review.”
Former President Bill Clinton and Lynch brewed a new scandal last week after news broke that the two met at a Phoenix airport Friday and spoke on a government plane for about half an hour.
Both insisted the unannounced meeting was a coincidence and that the talk was idle chatter — never broaching the investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of state. And both said — after the fact — that the meeting may not have been the best idea.
Clinton repeated both of those claims on “Meet the Press,” and said she only learned about the meeting “in the news.”
“They said hello, they talked about grandkids,” Clinton said, calling the chat “purely social.”
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