House Republicans were left deeply unsatisfied Tuesday after a five-hour committee hearing in which Attorney General Loretta Lynch deflected questions at least 74 times about her decision to not bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton for her handling of classified emails.
Lynch also faced harsh criticism from the GOP and some Democrats over a private meeting she had on an Arizona airport tarmac with former President Bill Clinton days before the results of an investigation of the former first lady were made public.
Members of the House Judiciary Committee grew so frustrated that one Republican asked a staffer to keep a tally on how many times Lynch avoided answering a question, which totaled 74 instances. Another GOP member openly pined for Lynch’s predecessor, Eric Holder.Lynch was asked to appear before the committee less than 24 hours after FBI Director James B. Comey announced he would not recommend prosecuting Hillary Clinton after the FBI found she mishandled classified information on a private email server while serving as secretary of state.
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