February 24, 2016: Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks about the Justice Department’s role in prosecuting the Clinton email scandal.

Attorney General Loretta Lynch (Credit: Empower Magazine)

Attorney General Loretta Lynch (Credit: Empower Magazine)

Lynch tells a House committee, “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 it. […] 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.” (Politico, 2/24/2016) 

FBI Director James Comey is expected to decide whether or not to recommend indictment of Clinton and/or any of her aides. Then, if any indictment is recommended, Lynch would decide whether to act on it or not. (The Washington Post, 3/2/2016)