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Speaking of Conflicts

I had missed this item from the New York Times over the weekend. We’re supposed to believe Lynch will be dispassionate and fair about an investigation . . . involving her potential future employer. It’s been widely considered a mystery why Lynch would agree to meet Bill Clinton. Could this have been on her mind?

From the Times:

She hopes to reassure progressives with her executive actions, which would also include new protections for undocumented immigrant parents, as well as her personnel appointments. Having women make up half of her cabinet would be historic (in recent years, a quarter to a third of cabinet positions have been held by women), and Democrats close to Mrs. Clinton say she may decide to retain Ms. Lynch, the nation’s first black woman to be attorney general, who took office in April 2015.


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