President Obama wants Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General. Eric Holder wants Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General. Lindsay Graham and John McCain want Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General.
Now that should tell you all you need to know about Loretta Lynch, but Ryan Lovelace has “the rest of the story.” You really should follow the link and read the whole mess, but here’s the highlights.
In April 2013, Paul Cassell, a former federal judge and law professor at the University of Utah, testified before the House Judiciary Committee, urging the committee to investigate potential wrongdoing by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York in its handling of a stock-fraud case, U.S. v. John Doe. Though he didn’t mention Lynch by name, Cassell alleged that her office had failed to comply with important provisions of the Crime Victims’ Rights Act and the Mandatory Victims Restitution Act. The provisions require federal prosecutors to notify victims of criminal proceedings against those who wronged them, so as to guarantee them their legal right to pursue full and timely restitution against the accused. According to Cassell’s testimony, the restitution in question amounted to over $40 million.
It appears that Lynch cut a deal with the perp. He ratted out some other bad guys and he got probation and he got to keep the $40 million.
Oh, and it looks like he got to go back out on the street and defraud more people.
It will be interesting to see if the Republican led Judiciary Committee will even call any of the witnesses who’ve previously testified about Lynch’s conduct.