In an upcoming interview with “NBC Nightly News,” former Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expected to discuss with anchor Lester Holt her controversial tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton in 2016 and issues surrounding former FBI Director James Comey.
“NBC Nightly News” tweeted about the Monday interview, “Lynch will discuss former FBI Director James Comey, her airplane meeting with President Bill Clinton during the 2016 campaign and more.”
EXCLUSIVE: @LesterHoltNBC interviews former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Lynch will discuss former FBI Director James Comey, her airplane meeting with President Bill Clinton during the 2016 campaign and more.
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) April 6, 2018
The Washington Examiner reported: The tarmac meeting became a major campaign issue in 2016, and was reignited thanks to recent testimony from Comey in the summer of last year.
Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee that Lynch requested he minimize Hillary Clinton’s email investigation and said that Lynch’s spontaneous tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton prompted him to announce that the FBI would not recommend charges be pressed against Hillary Clinton, although he called her actions “extremely careless.”
Lynch, who the first black woman to lead the Justice Department, will appear on TV just before Comey is poised for a media blitz promoting his upcoming book, “A Higher Loyalty,” which is due to be released April 17.