Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is considering keeping Attorney Gen. Loretta Lynch in her current position, The New York Times reports
The report comes amid speculation of Clinton's plans at the start of her presidency if she wins the November election.
One of the expectations is that she would want to balance a desire for bipartisan cooperation at the start of her presidency without losing the support of the progressive branch of her party, which would likely want her to capitalize on a decisive victory over an unraveling Republican Party and not be so compromising.
One way she could hope to please the more liberal branch is by having women make up half of her cabinet, according to the New York Times. In recent years, the percentage has been between a quarter and a third. As part of that goal, Lynch, who started her tenure last year, would retain her post.
That desire to retain Lynch could, however, becomes problematic, as illustrated by the recent controversy over the revelation of a secret meeting between former president Bill Clinton and Lynch
on a Phoenix tarmac, even as there is an ongoing federal investigation into Hillary's use of a private email server while she was serving as secretary of state.
Hillary Clinton admitted to NBC News
that the meeting gave the appearance of impropriety, but insisted that it was merely a chance encounter and the subject of her emails was not even discussed.
But the incident has been used to attack Clinton, with presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump stressing that it showed her untrustworthiness, an area that is sensitive to her because surveys consistently show that the public has a problematic perception of Clinton's honesty.
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