Attorney General Loretta Lynch was cagey yesterday when asked whether she’d be willing to file charges against Hillary Clinton if the FBI investigation into the former Secretary of State’s bathroom email server, telling the Senate Judiciary Committee that she would consult with “officials” before she did anything rash, like cross Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
On the subject of whether she’d considered indicting Climate Change heretics for their crimes against groupthink, she was less evasive.
During Lynch’s testimony at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said that he believes there are similarities between the tobacco industry denying scientific studies showing the dangers of using tobacco and companies within the fossil fuel industry denying studies allegedly showing the threat of carbon emissions…[he]concluded his comments by posing a question to the country’s top law enforcement officer.
“My question to you is, other than civil forfeitures and matters attendant to a criminal case, are there other circumstances in which a civil matter under the authority of the Department of Justice has been referred to the FBI?” he asked.
“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch answered. “I’m not aware of a civil referral at this time.”
I suspect what they’ve considered, rather than a massive court case against an entire industry, is the RICO charge suggestion posed by a few dedicated climate scientists and the New York Attorney General, forcing companies and organizations to turn over financial information to see whether they’ve pushed an anti-Climate Change legislation policy agenda, “disrupting” the government’s ability to effectively address the issue of global warming with industry-crippling regulations that would do more to punish administration dissidents than they would to curb carbon emissions.
Such a lawsuit would also feed the administration’s need to investigate so-called “dark money” webs, that fund conservative organizations through SuperPACs and donor services, which has, at least in the second half of the Obama Presidency, become quite the administration pastime.