Durham-raised Loretta Lynch nearing the end of time as U.S. Attorney General

Posted January 17

Durham-raised Loretta Lynch is nearing the end of her nearly two years in office as United States Attorney General.

Her father, Lorenzo Lynch, said he knew his daughter was going to do amazing things once she started lecturing him when she was just a little girl. He said she was usually right. But he said he's ready for her to move on.

"What is going through my head is she has one of the toughest jobs available," he said. "And to see it come to an end is a sigh of relief."

But his pride for his daughter, and her job, is evident from the many framed photos of her covering his living room. She was the first African-American female to serve in the position. Her father sees her biggest achievement as attorney general as battling an issue he believes has been a problem for a long time.

"She has made some dent in an the American age-old problem that is police brutality," he said.

He said it's unlikely his daughter will move back to Durham, where she was raised. But he said even he doesn't know what's next for her.

"I have no idea, except I heard whatever is ahead is not discussable while she's in the positive," he said. "Like most parents, I'm a little nosy. I did a little snooping."

Donald Trump's pick for Attorney General is Jeff Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama.


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  • Wayne Smith Jan 18, 10:18 a.m.
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    Sigh the Obamites will defend her, the Trumpers will berate her. In the final analysis she was never fair and objective. As the top law enforcement officer in the country she over saw a period where rank and file law enforcement were marginalized, to the point that violence was enacted against them. As she leaves law enforcement and their families everywhere will breathe a sigh of relief. What does that say about her tenure?

  • Carrie Hurrelbrink Jan 18, 6:37 a.m.
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    Good riddance

  • Anna Temple Jan 17, 10:26 p.m.
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    Just as Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was about to investigate good ol Trump U for fraud, low and behold a donation for her reelection showed up from the tax-exempt 'Donald J. Trump Foundation'. Mercy prevailed with a $25,000 smile.

  • David Lisle Jan 17, 9:43 p.m.
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    What? As far it known right now, no one in president elect Trumps proposed administration is under any federal investigation. Hillary Clinton was under federal investigation at the time former president Clinton met with the outgoing Attorney General. And Just to boot because the Clinton's will no longer have any favor to curry they are sadly shuttering the Clinton Global Initiative. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/16/clinton-global-initiative-lays-off-22-as-donations/
    Good riddance

  • Anna Temple Jan 17, 9:07 p.m.
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    Russia and Putin did not want another American Patriot in the White House, so they helped put a more manageable Reality TV Host in there with a proud Socialist Republic of Slovenia wife.

  • Cameron Horn Jan 17, 8:55 p.m.
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    American Patriot?? That’s a stretch

  • Cameron Horn Jan 17, 8:47 p.m.
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    She is an embarrassment to North Carolina. Go home already

  • David Lisle Jan 17, 7:55 p.m.
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    No more meetings with bill Clinton on a private jet while his wife was was under Federal investigation. As an Attorney General she put herself in great jeopardy and in much disregard. As her predecessor, Eric Holder did, she only inflamed the racial divide. Again, BYE BYE.