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Lynch deflects questions about Clinton emails

By Jill Ornitz Tribune News Service

WASHINGTON – Republican lawmakers Tuesday lambasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch over her refusal to discuss the details of the Justice Department’s recent decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton for using a private email server as secretary of State.

As a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee stretched into the afternoon, GOP representatives grew frustrated and angry as they pushed Lynch – without success – to answer questions about the probe.

Lynch responded time and time again that she had accepted the recommendation of agents and prosecutors, but said it would be “inappropriate to comment further” on the case.

GOP lawmakers Tuesday accused Lynch of failing to live up to her constitutional duty.

“The buck stops with you,” Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., said.

At one point, Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., told Lynch he was frustrated with the lack of ownership within the Department of Justice.

“I miss Eric Holder,” Collins said, referring to Lynch’s predecessor.

Democrats accused Republicans of politicizing the email scandal.

“We are beating this email horse to death.” said Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La.

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