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Rep. Chaffetz: AG Lynch Playing a Political Game, It's 'Theater of the Absurd'

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By    |   Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 08:11 PM

GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz ripped Attorney General Loretta Lynch's appearance on Capitol Hill Tuesday, saying she was "being obstructionist" when questioned about Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information as secretary of state.

In an interview on Fox News' "On the Record," the Utah lawmaker said Lynch was asked "simple questions" at her appearance before the House Judiciary Committee.

"I had five minutes," said Chaffetz, who is chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. "I asked her very basic, simple 101 questions. And she didn't answer one of them."

"Is it legal or illegal to share classified information with somebody without the security clearance? She couldn't say yes or no," Chaffetz complained. "She is playing this political game. I think she is being obstructionist. It's the theater of the absurd. And I think the American people are fed up with it."

Chaffetz also slammed her response to the impromptu airplane meeting with former President Bill Clinton — hours before the special House Benghazi Committee released its report on the 2012 Libyan attacks.

"She didn't explain it, she didn't give the vital details," Chaffetz said. "It's a public meeting. If the attorney general is meeting somebody, there is actually supposed to be notes from that meeting. She says they didn't talk about anything."

"I think she is a professional at filibustering," he added. "I think that's why the Obama administration really likes her."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz ripped Attorney General Loretta Lynch's appearance on Capitol Hill Tuesday, saying she was being obstructionist when questioned about Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information as secretary of state.
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