Hillary Clinton's campaign staff discussed her friendliness with Attorney General Loretta Lynch in March 2015, just a few months before the FBI opened a criminal investigation into Clinton's private email use.
The conversation, which was included among the roughly 9,000 emails stolen from the inbox of campaign chair John Podesta that have been published by WikiLeaks, involved a debate over whether Clinton should issue a statement in favor of Lynch's confirmation as attorney general. The process had been held up thanks to a legislative battle over provisions in a human-trafficking bill.
"She knows Loretta. Not an extremely close relationship and don't remember last time they connected," wrote Huma Abedin, vice chair of Clinton's campaign, of the candidate's relationship with Lynch.