It was a perfectly legitimate question and as representatives of a joint investigative function of the Congress, Rubio and Pompeo had every right to ask the question. Lynch is, after all, the chief legal officer of the United States and it is her primary responsibility to insure that actions taken by the government are in compliance with American legal requirements and practice. By taking the equivalent of the Fifth, she has thumbed her nose at the very body that is responsible for oversight of her department and appropriation of funds.
Lynch is the same official who raised eyebrows not long ago by meeting in private with former President Bill Clinton on the tarmac at Los Angeles International Airport just days before her subordinate, FBI Director James Comey announced his decision not to request prosecution of Clinton's wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, for violation of laws governing email receipt and transmission of classified material.
It has now also been learned that prior to Comey reopening the Clinton case yesterday and advising Congress of the same, Lynch had suggested that he not do that. It appears that Comey, understanding the seriousness of the newfound information and the stain that he has already left on the reputation of the nation's chief investigative agency by his earlier inaction, wisely refused to follow her suggestion. He was facing a possible mutiny by many of his agents since they had expected a request for prosecution due to their findings.
Over the last several years we have had a number of high ranking officials either take the Fifth or clearly "fudge" their answers on serious questions of legality concerning their actions. The agencies have included the Department of State, Justice, Homeland Security and the IRS and it appears that the Clinton case is bringing added public awareness of the corruption enveloping so much of this Administration in thought, word and action.
Pay attention, America, the short period between now and election day is going to be a very bumpy ride. And what will happen after the election is done? Well, we'll just have to wait and see.
Sadly things are becoming, to use an old saw, "rotten in the State of Denmark", except ........ we are talking instead about the United States of America. We all need to pray and ask for God's blessings on the United States and turn our hearts back toward Him in this critical time. Freedom and liberty are difficult to maintain as weak humans so often put personal gain above the duties they are sworn to uphold. But freedom and liberty are worth the effort, difficult as it might be, for once lost, they usually never return.