Judicial Watch is asking the Justice Department’s inspector general to open an investigation into whether Attorney General Loretta Lynch violated ethics rules by meeting secretly with Bill Clinton this week while his wife is the subject of an FBI investigation.
The conservative watchdog group also noted in a letter to the IG that if recent reports are true, the former president himself may be the center of a Justice Department probe into his family charity, the Clinton Foundation.
“Employees shall endeavor to avoid any actions creating the appearance that they are violating the law or the ethical standards set forth in this part. Whether particular circumstances create an appearance that the law or these standards have been violated shall be determined from the perspective of a reasonable person with knowledge of the relevant facts,” Judicial Watch wrote to the IG, referring to executive orders governing employee ethics.
On Monday, Lynch met privately with Clinton on board her parked airplane on the tarmac of Phoenix’s Sky Harbor International Airport.