In the wake of no charges being recommended by the FBI in the investigation into Hillary Clinton, here is a brief rundown on the people involved: President Barack Obama, FBI Director James Comey, and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Last Saturday, Clinton met with the FBI, a meeting first reported on Friday by The Daily Caller. Campaign spokesman Nick Merrill said in a statement after the interview, “Secretary Clinton gave a voluntary interview this morning about her email arrangements while she was Secretary.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Interviewed For Nearly Four Hours At FBI Headquarters)
On Tuesday, the FBI Director James Comey said “no charges are appropriate” for Clinton. In May of 2016, Comey said, “There’s no special set of rules for anybody that the FBI investigates.” (RELATED: FBI Recommends ‘NO CHARGES’ For Hillary Clinton [VIDEO])
Early last week, former president Bill Clinton met with Lynch at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.(RELATED: Report: FBI Agents Are ‘Livid’ That Lynch And Bill Clinton Met [VIDEO])
After facing strong criticism from the the right, left, and from FBI agents, Lynch said, “I certainly wouldn’t [meet with Clinton] again because I think it has cast this shadow over what it should not.” (Loretta Lynch Regrets Private Meeting With Bill Clinton [VIDEO])
During that same interview in Colorado, Lynch said that the investigation into the former secretary of state was “being handled by career agents and investigators with the Department of Justice.”
Lynch also said that she “will be accepting” the FBI’s recommendation on whether or not to proceed with charges in the investigation into Clinton.
Overshadowing the Clinton relationship and the investigation is the report that Hillary Clinton is considering keeping the Lynch on as Attorney General if she is elected president. (RELATED: Report: Hillary Is Considering Keeping Loretta Lynch As Attorney General)
The president himself has repeatedly commented on the investigation into Clinton. Last April, Obama claimed that Clinton “has not jeopardized America’s national security” by operating a private email server while she was secretary of state. (RELATED: Obama: Hillary ‘Has Not Jeopardized America’s National Security’ With Her Private Email Server)
Last week, White House press secretary Josh Earnest claimed that Obama’s “view” on the FBI investigation into Clinton was “not relevant.”
On Tuesday night, Obama is set to campaign with Clinton in North Carolina. (RELATED: Undeterred By FBI Investigation, Obama To Campaign With Hillary)