Josh Gerstein | Obama’s Attorney General non-committal on Clinton email prosecution

Josh Gerstein, Politico:

Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) told Lynch that some of his constituents wanted him to raise the issue with her because they were concerned that the probe might be tainted by politics.

“If the FBI makes the case that Hillary Clinton mishandled classified information and put America’s security at risk, will you prosecute the case? Do you know of any efforts underway to undermine the FBI investigation,” Carter asked.

Lynch didn’t say anything new about the inquiry, except to confirm that she has yet to receive any request from her staff to act one way or another on the case.

“With respect to our investigation into how information was handled by the State Department, how they handled classified information, as I’m sure you know that matter is being handled by career, independent law enforcement agents, FBI agents as well as the career, independent attorneys in the Department of Justice. They follow the evidence. They look at the law. And they’ll make a recommendation to me when the time is appropriate,” Lynch said.

Lynch said concerns about improper pressure on prosecutors or agents were unfounded, at least to her knowledge.

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