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Watch Jake Tapper grill Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her meeting with Bill Clinton

CNN's Jake Tapper on Sunday grilled outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch about her July meeting with former President Bill Clinton, an impromptu conversation many argued seriously undermined her Justice Department's claim to impartiality in its investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while in office.

"Looking back, do you wish that, when he came over, you said, 'We really shouldn't talk; it would be really inappropriate'?" Tapper asked, and Lynch expressed worry over how the meeting was interpreted. "I do regret sitting down and having a conversation with him, because it did give people concern," she said. "And as I said, my greatest concern has always been making sure that people understand that the Department of Justice works in a way that is independent and looks at everybody equally."

Tapper later asked Lynch if she believed her meeting may have influenced electoral outcomes by limiting her options in directing FBI Director James Comey in the emails investigation, a suggestion Lynch denied. Watch their comments in context below. Bonnie Kristian