According to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, her unplanned meeting with Bill Clinton earlier this week was “primarily social.” However, the most popular radio show host in America, Rush Limbaugh, isn’t buying the story.
“I did see President Clinton at the Phoenix airport as he was leaving, and he spoke to myself and my husband on the plane,” Lynch told Phoenix news outlet KNXV-TV Monday. “Our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. It was primarily social, about our travels and he mentioned golf he played in Phoenix.”
Rush believes something crooked is going on. Loretta Lynch, who is overseeing an investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server, just so happens to bump into Bill in the desert airport?
“So Bill Clinton just happens to be told that Loretta Lynch is arriving soon when he just happens to be arriving to depart at Sky Harbor International Airport?” Limbaugh asked during his radio show Thursday. “We are supposed to believe here that Bill Clinton, a 70-year-old man with a history of heart trouble, played golf in Phoenix where it was 108, 110 degrees?”
Limbaugh sees it much differently than what Lynch is selling. Rush believes Bill Clinton is strong-arming Lynch.
Limbaugh thinks Bill Clinton met with her to remind Lynch that “Bill was one of the people that told Barack Obama to put you in this job,” adding that he’s been one of her “champions” for “I can’t tell you how long.”
Rush impersonated Bill Clinton when offering a scenario of how the meeting went: “You know this email thing? It doesn’t exist. Just broom it, Loretta. Just forget about it. Ain’t nothing there.”
“Nothing to see. Tell Comey. No matter what he wants, you don’t have any evidence. That’s it. It’s been great seeing you. It was fun playing golf. I hope your grandkids are doing great,” he continued his impression. “I gotta go. Don’t forget what I told you, Loretta. And remember who put you here. Remember how you got here. And remember how easy, Loretta, it would be to send you somewhere else.”
According to the local news report, Lynch was in Phoenix for a planned visit as part of her national tour to promote community policing, and the run-in with the former president was just happenstance. The discussion took place on Lynch’s plane.