Lynch: meeting with Clinton "cast shadow' on email probe

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch says she won't overrule the findings of an FBI-led investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email server.

She also acknowledged that an impromptu meeting this week with Bill Clinton that caused a political firestorm is not something she would do again.

Her pledge seems aimed at tamping down criticism that the investigation is politically tainted.

Lynch addressed her part in the investigation at a conference in Colorado.

She said she understood that her private meeting with Clinton aboard her plane in Phoenix "cast a shadow" over the public perception of the neutrality of the investigation.

That get-together has been criticized as inappropriate by Republicans and some Democrats. The government is probing Clinton's handling of emails while she was secretary of state.

The Justice official says "determinations as to whether to charge any individual, as well as the findings of the investigation, will be made by career prosecutors and investigators."

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