Attorney General Loretta Lynch will face extensive questioning from the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday about her meeting with former President Bill Clinton, Rep. Darrell Issa said Monday.
"I think it's up to her to answer with something other than a half-hour talking about grandchildren," the California Republican, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, told Fox News' "Fox and Friends
The private meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton, just days before an announcement that Hillary Clinton would not be facing criminal charges in connection with her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, has been widely greeted with condemnation, especially considering Hillary Clinton was under criminal investigation.
"These are two sophisticated lawyers in addition to being highly regarded public officials," Issa said. "So, does the former president know he's not supposed to do that? You better believe it. Let's remember, President Clinton was disbarred, for a time or suspended from the bar, because of his lying to an investigation. So this is not something that people should take lightly, the fact that Hillary Clinton in no uncertain terms repeatedly said she did not — she not only did not move classified information, but she said she didn't move information marked classified. Both turn out to be untrue."
Issa, whose new book "Watchdog: The Real Stories Behind the Headlines from the Congressman Who Exposed Washington's Biggest Scandals
" comes out Tuesday, said it is an "interesting coincidence" that the book will come out talking about other scandals, including the Benghazi attack, the Fast and Furious weapons scandal, and other investigations he has led over the years.
"It really does see the prediction of exactly what's going to happen tomorrow, that a misrepresentation by Hillary Clinton and others of the Benghazi attack leads to a recognition that she committed a relatively small crime," said Issa. "In other words, the crime of violating the Federal Records Act, but in deliberately violating a law enacted by Congress and signed by the president, she then turns out, sent, received highly classified information, 2,000 of them, 100 of which had specific markings so that any layman would know they were top secret or confidential."
And then, Issa noted, "she removed them from federal custody when she left office. Took them with her. So the question tomorrow obviously for the attorney general is, there was intent to commit a small crime. There were a series of crimes committed by Hillary Clinton and then by her own admission 300 people who saw these classified documents being sent and received by her."
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