Attorney General Loretta Lynch dodged questions Wednesday over whether the Justice Department will pursue prosecution of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server to send classified documents.
Speaking during a House Appropriations Committee hearing, Lynch would only say:
This will be conducted as every other case and we will review all the facts and all the evidence and come to an independent conclusion as to how to best handle ii.
Lynch offered very little to Rep. John Carter (R-TX) who raised a concern shared among his colleagues who are worried that politics have affected the investigation, when he asked, "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?"
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.
In January, former U.S. House Majority leader Tom DeLay said that his sources inside the FBI said they were ready to indict Clinton and had plenty of evidence to back up the charges.
So far, Lynch has been consistent in declining requests by Republicans to pursue this case in any meaningful way, or appointing a special prosecutor, preferring to believe that the entire ordeal is politically motivated.