Loretta Lynch better get her story straight before she is dragged before Congress once again.
Many are accusing former Attorney General Loretta Lynch of lying under oath after a citizen investigation uncovered that Lynch was using a pseudonym to perform official Department of Justice business. The Independent Journal Review reports that a 2016 video of Representative Trey Gowdy (R-SC) catches Loretta Lynch very possibly lying under oath when asked two specific questions.
Trey Gowdy asked then-Attorney General Lynch two questions which, at the time, appeared inconsequential but are now being viewed in a new light.
“So you use official email to conduct official business?” asked Representative Gowdy. “Yes, sir,” Lynch said in response. Gowdy followed up asking, “Do you ever email, send, or receive classified information on personal email?” to which Lynch answered, “I do not.”
The American Center for Law and Justice recently obtained a document dump after suing the Department of Justice for information related to Loretta Lynch’s infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
Loretta Lynch met with Bill Clinton during the height of the Hillary Clinton email investigation on a private tarmac at the Phoenix Airport. Many suspected that Bill Clinton convinced Lynch not to pursue charges against his wife during the meeting.
Fired FBI Director James Comey even admitted under oath that the infamous tarmac meeting was the “deciding factor” in his decision to break longstanding Justice Department rules and act on his own to make public the investigation update. He testified before Congress that while Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server was “extremely careless,” the FBI would not recommend prosecution, according to Fox News.
Citizen investigators poring over the 413-page document dump noticed multiple references to one “Elizabeth Carlisle.” However, the name did not correspond to any known employees of the Justice Department. Instead, it was revealed that “Elizabeth Carlisle” was Loretta Lynch’s grandmother’s name.
The heavily redacted document dump features multiple email chains between Elizabeth Carlisle and other Justice Department employees discussing how to handle the fallout from the tarmac meeting. Many of the emails addressed to Elizabeth Carlisle’s email account are addressed in the body of the email to “AG Lynch.”
Fox News reports that top officials maintain using an alias itself is not illegal. However, lying under oath is. It appears that Lynch lied while answering at least one of the two Trey Gowdy questions. Additionally, it would undermine government transparency if the aliases were being used to avoid FOIA requests.
Lynch was not the only member of President Obama’s administration to rely on an alias for conducting official business. The Independent Journal Review reveals that relying on aliases was a disturbingly common trend under Obama.
Loretta Lynch used a fake name to send classified information on her personal email. Under oath, she denied it. Should she face charges for lying?
Loretta Lynch’s predecessor, former Attorney General Eric Holder, relied on at least three pseudonyms for conducting officials business. One of his aliases was the birth name of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, while another was a combination of names from members of the Temptations.
Infamous former IRS division chief Lois Lerner, ex-EPA administrator Lisa Jackson, and even Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea relied on fake names for official business. The number one trendsetter, however, was the big boss himself. Former President Obama was caught using a yet-undisclosed alias to email Hillary Clinton’s private server.
The irony here is that the Obama administration continually insisted that they were the “most transparent” administration in US history.