Breitbart Attacks The Wrong Loretta Lynch for Purported Tie to WhiteWater

AP

Conservative news site Breitbart on Saturday criticized President Obama’s nominee for attorney general, Loretta Lynch, over her supposed involvement in the Whitewater corruption investigation.

There’s just one hitch: the Loretta Lynch Obama nominated to his cabinet and the Loretta Lynch who served as one of Bill Clinton’s defense attorneys during the Whitewater probe are two entirely different people, as Media Matters pointed out on Sunday.

In a story published on Saturday, Breitbart cited a New York Times piece and claimed that Obama’s attorney general nominee served as an aide on Bill Clinton’s campaign and then defended him during the Whitewater investigation while Clinton was governor of Arkansas in the 90s. The Clintons were never convicted over the controversy. That Loretta Lynch (pictured above) also served as the California Public Utilities Commissioner.

The Loretta Lynch that Obama nominated on Saturday never worked for the Clinton campaign. She started serving as a federal prosecutor in 1990 and now serves as the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Breitbart recognized its mistake and updated the two stories on its site that referred to the wrong Loretta Lynch, but both stories are still up.

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