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Attorney general says she regrets meeting with Bill Clinton

Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted her private meeting with Bill Clinton "cast a shadow" on her own claim to impartiality in the Justice Department's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while in office.

"I certainly wouldn't do it again," Lynch said, arguing that though it may have suggested the appearance of impropriety, her conversation with the former president was mainly social in nature.

When probed on her thought process in the run-up to her talk with Clinton, Lynch refused to speak specifically about why she allowed the meeting to occur at all. "I completely get that question," she commented, "and I think it is the question of the day."