Loretta Lynch Won’t Answer Colbert’s Most Important Question: Could Hillary Clinton Still Be Indicted?

Attorney General Loretta Lynch joined Stephen Colbert on "The Late Show" last night to discuss law enforcement, privacy and Hillary’s emails. “How is the law doing?” Colbert asked Lynch, "America’s top law person."


“American law and law enforcement are great. The law is what we use to chart the progress of this great country,” Lynch told Colbert. “I’ve got the best job in the world.”

One of Lynch’s most interesting ventures is a nationwide police tour which she embarked on last month. She said the purpose of the tour is to build community trust and highlight the areas where police and community members are working together effectively. 

“I’m not sure that everyone knows you're the attorney general,” Colbert admitted. “Have you ever been pulled over for driving while black or anything like that?”

“No,” Lynch told him, adding, “When you have a security detail, you tend not to get pulled over,” while attributing her positive relationship with law enforcement to being a prosecutor for over 20 years.

Lynch had a less straightforward answer when it came to Hillary’s ongoing email problems.

Colbert asked, “Last night in the debate, Jorge Ramos asked Hillary Clinton, if she is indicted by the justice department, would she drop out of the race, and she said there is no way that’s ever going to happen. Can you say as the attorney general that there is no way that Hillary Clinton will be indicted in this investigation that’s ongoing?”

Lynch laughed. “The answer is we don’t talk about ongoing matters that are under review in the justice department.”

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Lynch emphasizesd that not even the Democratic frontrunner is above the law. “No matter if someone is famous or you’ve never heard of them before, we do our investigations the same way every single time,” Lynch told Colbert. “I think we’re at a time of great change in how we look at law enforcement in this country and whenever there’s great change there’s often a lot of tension,” she added. “I think incidences have happened that have given people a lot of concern with how law does its job and we have those situations in this country."

Watch the full segment below:

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