Profile of Loretta Lynch

John Perazzo, Discover the Networks, November 11, 2014

Loretta Lynch was born in 1959 in Greensboro, North Carolina. In 1981 she earned an A.B. from Harvard College, where she was an original member of Delta Sigma Theta, a newly formed African-American sorority chapter; another noteworthy original member was Sharon Malone, who subsequently went on to marry Eric Holder.

After completing her undergraduate studies, Lynch in 1984 earned a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was a member of the Black Law Student Association. From 1984-90 she was a litigation associate for the New York-based firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.


From 1990-2001, Lynch worked in various capacities for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. In 1999 President Bill Clinton appointed her as U.S. Attorney for that District, a position she held until the end of the Clinton administration in January 2001.

In 2000, Lynch was a member of the trial team in the highly publicized United States v. Volpe civil-rights case against a New York City police officer who had brutalized a black Haitian immigrant named Abner Louima. Also during her years in the U.S. Attorney’s office, Lynch was a frequent instructor in the Justice Department’s Criminal Trial Advocacy Program, and she worked as an adjunct professor at the St. John’s University School of Law during the fall 2000 semester.

From October 1994 to January 1998, Lynch was a partner with the Connecticut-based Ujamaa Investment Group. “Ujamaa” is a Swahili term signifying a commitment to the practice of “shared wealth” and a repudiation of economic inequality.

Lynch has long opposed capital punishment because of its alleged bias against blacks and Hispanics. “Apply the death penalty to securities fraud prosecutions [committed mostly by whites] and [you’ll] wipe out [the racial disparity] just like that,” she said sarcastically during a 2002 roundtable discussion. But when the defendants of certain crimes are mostly poor and minority, she charged, “you don’t have anybody there on the floor of Congress saying, ‘Wait a minute.’”

Loretta Lynch

Loretta Lynch

By Lynch’s reckoning, capital punishment would be immoral even if it were applied without any racial bias at all–because of the disparate impact it would continue to have on nonwhites, who commit homicides (i.e., the crimes subject to the death penalty) at much higher rates than whites: “That, to me, has always been the problem with the death penalty. Because you can be as fair as possible in a particular case, but the reality is that the federal death penalty is still going to hit harder on certain groups.”

In 2002 Lynch began an eight-year stint as a partner with the New York law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where her practice focused on commercial litigation, white-collar criminal defense, and corporate compliance issues. From 2003-05 she served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

In 2008 Lynch initially supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. But after Mrs. Clinton was defeated in the Democratic primaries by Barack Obama, Lynch donated a combined $9,200 to Obama For America (later known as Organizing For America and Organizing For Action) and the Obama Victory Fund.

In May 2010, President Obama appointed Lynch to the same post she had held towards the end of the Clinton administration—U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. In that capacity, she was responsible for overseeing all federal and civil investigations and cases in Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island.

During her four-and-a-half years as U.S. Attorney, Lynch developed a close relationship with Attorney General Eric Holder. In early 2013 she was named chair of Holder’s advisory committee, and she collaborated with the AG in a high-profile Justice Department investigation that ultimately (in July 2014) forced Citigroup to pay a $7 billion fine for having helped trigger the financial crisis of 2008. Specifically, Citigroup was charged with: (a) making mortgage loans that had material defects and a high probability of default, and (b)securitizing and selling pools of these defective loans to investors. Said Lynch: “[A]fter collecting nearly 25 million documents relating to every residential mortgage-backed security issued or underwritten by Citigroup in 2006 and 2007, our teams found that the misconduct in Citigroup’s deals devastated the nation and the world’s economies, touching everyone.” By contrast, Lynch made no mention of the various government policies–most notably the Community Reinvestment Act–which, in the name of social and economic justice, had required banks to knowingly lend money to underqualified borrowers, particularly nonwhite minorities.

In 2012, when the 66-year-old Shiite imam Kareem Ibrahim was sentenced to life-in-prison for the role he had played in a failed plot to firebomb New York’s JFK Airport five years earlier, Lynch said that Ibrahim had “abandoned the true tenants [sic] of his religion” by participating in the conspiracy.

During a 2013 speech which she delivered at the Martin Luther King Center in Long Beach, New York, Lynch asked the young people in the audience: “What is it that makes you feel oppressed? Is it the prison of racism?”

Lynch believes that voter ID laws are part of a racist effort to suppress minority turnout at the polls. “Fifty years after the civil rights movement,” she said in 2013, “we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so much of what Dr. [Martin Luther] King fought for. . . . People try and take over the State House and reverse the goals [gains] that have been made in voting in this country.” In line with this view, Lynch emphasized that she was “proud” of the Justice Department for having filed suit against North Carolina’s voter ID laws that “seek to limit our ability to stand up and exercise our rights as citizens.”

Lynch has also suggested that school discipline policies, which result in higher rates of suspension and expulsion for nonwhite children than for whites, are racist. “The dream is still continuing not only in the courts but in our schools,” she told a mostly black audience in 2013. “And we all know, education is the key. And we understand that discipline is important. We understand that rules are important, but we also know that when we sit and look at schools that have these zero-tolerance programs, they are often used, and they take our babies, minority children, black children, Hispanic children, and they put them out of school before they have a chance to learn.” Building on this theme, Lynch praised the Department of Justice for having “gone into the South, although we’re looking further, and brought the first . . . ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ cases against school districts in Alabama.”


In August 2014 Lynch spoke about the need to “eliminate,” from the American criminal-justice system, all forms of “racial discrimination” against “the most vulnerable members of society.” She stated that she and Eric Holder were focused “not just on the prosecution of crime, but on eradicating its root causes as well as providing support for those re-entering society after having paid their debt to it.” Lamenting that the U.S. “currently . . . imprisons approximately 2.2 million people” who are “disproportionately people of color,” Lynch emphasized the need to “reform . . . this aspect of our criminal justice system,” which she described as a “drain on both precious resources and human capital.”


On November 8, 2014, President Obama nominated Lynch to succeed Eric Holder, who had recently announced his intent to step down from the post of attorney general.

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  • D.B. Cooper

    Not one of you freaking republicans are even trying to block her appointment? She should give you something to really cry about.

    • me

      Tammy Faye Bohner! He’d better grow a pair and stop Obongola and his posse of anti-White Negroes.

      • Bossman

        Tammy Faye Bohner!!! Why didn’t I think of that?

    • Kenner

      Sessions wants to know her position on Obama’s planned unconstitutional amnesty.

    • George Costanza

      Rand Paul opposes her nomination because of her stance on immigration.

      • withcaution

        Rand Paul opposes her nomination because he knows most Americans oppose immigration and he wants to be president.

  • Rick O’Shea

    Of course the death penalty (and any other penalty for crime) disproportionately impacts blacks. So what? They engage in criminality at a ridiculous rate. Everything about them results in worse outcomes at all levels of life and that is precisely why we have so many set asides and handouts for them carried out by our government and society now.

    Personally, I’m sick and tired of the disproportionate impact blacks have on our society.

    • connorhus

      I was reading an article about heating assistance in my state the other day and saw a guy comment that it wouldn’t help Whites. He was attacked of course but the rules for being eligible included owning no property, and having less than 3K saved, either in a bank account or IRA/401K type account.

      When I pointed out that Whites are more liable to have IRA/401ks from previous jobs or own property while being unemployed and the rules were in fact disparate impact on Whites all the Multi-Culters of course attacked me for race baiting.

      You can’t even reason with them when you use their own logic so we will never get anywhere with actual logic.

  • Mary

    Holder is out. Holder’s twin sister is in.

    • Im seriously wondering if this is, in fact, just holders’ cross dressing alter ego, i mean this looks just like him in a wig.

      Maybe for years hes been playing both roles, and this is Obummer and his idea of a brilliant plan, have him “step down” and his replacement is him in a wig.

      If not, then i gues just dear lord is that one disgustingly ugly female … right up there with moochelle and DiBlasio’s musclebound freak of a “wife”. Thre living examples of their higher testosterone.

  • [Guest]

    Concerning “disparate impact”:

    The claim that the death penalty unfairly impacts blacks and minorities is a deliberate fraud. The majority of those executed since 1976 have been white, even though black criminals commit a slim majority of murders. If the death penalty is racist, it is biased against white murderers and not blacks.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, blacks committed 51.5 percent of murders between 1976 and 1999, while whites committed 46.5 percent. Yet even though blacks committed a majority of murders, the Bureau of Justice Statistics reports: “Since the death penalty was reinstated by the Supreme Court in 1976, white inmates have made up the majority of those under sentence of death.” (Emphasis added.) Whites continued to comprise the majority on death row in the year 2000 (1,990 whites to 1,535 blacks and 68 others). In the year 2000, 49 of the 85 people actually put to death were whites.

    So how can abolitionists claim that the death penalty unfairly punishes black people and other minorities? The statistics they cite are often technically accurate (though not always), but they don’t mean what most people assume they mean. Abolitionists often start by analyzing the race of the victims rather than the murderers. Because most murders are intra-racial (white murderers mostly kill other whites and most black murderers kill other blacks), imposing the death penalty more frequently on white murderers means that killers of white people will more likely be executed. In essence, abolitionists playing the race card argue that black murder victims are not receiving justice because only the murderers of white people are punished with the death penalty. Death penalty proponents may consider this denying justice to black people.

    New “hate crimes” laws are likely to worsen the hypocrisy. A “hate crimes” mentality translates into tougher sentences for interracial “hate crimes.” Because white people are killed by black people 2.6 times more frequently than black people are killed by white people, more killers of white people will be susceptible to receiving the death penalty than killers of black people.

    Source: Thomas R. Eddlem

    • George Costanza

      “The claim that the death penalty unfairly impacts blacks and minorities is a deliberate fraud.”

      We all know that it is and so do they, it’s nothing more than a power grab. Just a larger part of institutionalized white discrimination. In nyc they want to stop arrest more marijuana possession because it “unfairly” targets blacks and hispanics, but the truth is police flood high crime areas that are mostly non white and this is why they bust more non whites for pot possession and other crimes.

      But they know that, they don’t think about the safety of there communities, they don’t think about the safety of there children, because for them it’s really all about repudiating White authority

      • [Guest]

        I agree. What gets me is that so many white people seem not to care or to approve. Contrary to what some people claim, white people have either orchestrated all of this or have stood by silently watching.

    • Olorin

      This is the approach I use when the topic comes up. I wait till everyone has emptied their cannon…then I say quietly, “So, you agree that murderers of whites should be punished more harshly than murderers of blacks?”

      The Zen-slap-upside-the-head can take many forms.

    • archer

      Don’t forget the FBI used to or still does classify many crimes comitted by latinos as being comitted by white people.

  • D.B. Cooper

    Think of what we have to look forward to.

    • Samuel Hathaway

      You mean this photo of Africans are really occupying the Presidency and the First Ladyship of the U.S.A? Isn’t this creating an embarrassment for the rest of the world to see? Isn’t our national image at stake as the world sees this imagery and goes, “tsk, tsk, tsk.”?

  • So, Loretta Lynch is a black crackpot.

    I didn’t need any of this to know this. All I needed to know is that a black crackpot appointed her.

  • Christorchaos

    “That, to me, has always been the problem with the death penalty. Because you can be as fair as possible in a particular case, but the reality is that the federal death penalty is still going to hit harder on certain groups.”

    You bet! And that group is: HEINOUS MURDERERS.

    • phorning

      Her joke about applying it to securities fraud should be a disqualifying statement. Does she not understand the difference between violent crime and insider trading?

      • Vyncennt

        A better question might be, “Can she even define what an inside trader is?”

      • Ohmy!

        As a lawyer, you’d think she’d know the difference between “violent crime and insider trading,” but amazingly, she seems to be clueless.

  • Jessica Lee

    meet the new boss, same as the old boss

  • Truthseeker

    So basically, she’s another anti-White Communist. We all knew whoever succeeded Holder would be just as bad if not worse. This comes as no surprise.

  • Summarizing, and cutting out the bull in this article, “Lorreta Lynch is an anti-white racist hater cut from the same cloth as her pal Eric Holder.” She needs to undergo tough questioning at confirmation hearings. Being as dumb as a box of rocks, with all her stupid theories of whites oppressing blacks, she come off looking dumb. I’m looking forward to it.

  • Luca

    Yes Loretta, the death penalty certainly does have a disparate impact on non-whites.

    The same way heroin overdoses have a disparate impact on heroin users, or how AIDS has a disparate impact on gays, or how drownings have a disparate impact on non-swimmers.

    The riskier the behavior you indulge in, the more likely you are to be impacted by it.

    • none of your business

      Daily shaving has a disparate impact on men. We must end this horrible disparaty.
      I’ve applied for a federal grant to fund my non profit to examine the effects of this horrible disparate impact on men.

  • Jesse_from_Sweden

    “Ujamaa” is a Swahili term signifying a commitment to the practice of “shared wealth” and a repudiation of economic inequality.

    In other words, it’s african for communism….
    The whole “shared wealth” thing is kind of typhical. Especially since they like to share other people’s wealth….

    • kikz2

      yeah, White’s.

  • libertarian1234

    “Pick for Attorney General thinks death penalty has disparate impact.”

    Of course she would think that. She’s black. And blacks are unable to reason in logical, coherent terms.

    She also thinks blacks who commit the vast majority of crimes and serious infractions in schools are punished more than whites, and she thinks whites commit the same kind of crimes and infractions.

    Her problem is in having a black mind that is still in the primitive stages of evolution.

    She has no business being in charge of ANY office in this country. …..nor does any other black for that matter.

    Every black run city and country is an abysmal failure due to black stupidity and their propensity for crime and an inability to comprehend even the least difficult issues.

  • superlloyd

    Capital punishment hits harder on blacks because they commit the most heinous crimes per capita. The willingness of blacks to engage in savage, violent criminality is not foisted on them. Their freedom of will and action allows them to choose to act in these despicable ways. It’s no use crying later when they’ve been caught and the consequences of their crimes are brought home to them. The rules of the ‘game’ are clear even to dumb, feral hood rats before they act.

  • dave

    The Republicans will give her a pass so they won’t be called racists. Cowards.

  • A Freespeechzone

    She will continue the government sanctioned violent, unprovoked attacks on Whites by blacks in the name of ‘justice’.

    Furthermore, Whites who are vindicated for invoking self defense will be fair game for bounties and rewards for their murder—another policy that will be continued by this negress.

    Congress needs to reject this anti-White devil.

  • George Costanza

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

  • disqus_Xz3UA6obwj

    Disparate impact is just a new name for racial discrimination. The liberals can’t come right out and save their favor racial discrimination so they repackage it under this new name. The logic behind it is literally insane. There is no justification to even care let alone change the law just to suit the racial group that commits the most crime. When exactly did equal rights for all morph into forced equality for blacks? If blacks can’t act civilized and have the laws applied equally to them, then they should go back to Africa and enjoy their uninhibited natural behaviors in their homeland.

    • none of your business

      Equal rights for all morphed into forced equality for blacks in 1968 by a law passed by congress and signed by the president and was strengthened by 2 supreme court rulings in I believe 1972 and 73,before many amrem posters were even born.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    A racist, AA, ABW to replace Holder and who will uphold policies of racial vengeance.

    She has a degree from Harvard Law where she learned ideology and activism, not law.

    Blacks do not want to be free from the “prison of racism” – better to live a life of victimhood, blame Whites and accept government handouts, otherwise they’d have to take responsibility for their lives and actions.

    Let her be Borked.

    • Petronius

      Clearly Harvard Law has a lot to answer for.

      • none of your business

        Harvard’s endowment should be seized, every professor, alum, student and employee should be sent to California, Florida and other states to pick the crops under armed guard and housed in migrant labor camps, and its buildings changed back into a celebration of White European culture.
        Keep the library and science labs. But remove every copy of “Of Mice and Men and “To Kill a Mocking Bird” along with every non hard science book written since 1965.

    • WR_the_realist

      What Malcolm X said about blacks then applies to whites now.

      The problem is that the alternative, the Republican Party, is entirely phony.

  • SolStans

    It seems that Obama is following one rule with his vibrant cabinet and nominations: don’t pick cotton.

  • Petronius

    “From 1984-90 she was a litigation associate for the New York-based firm of Cahill, Gordon & Reindel.”

    So over the course of seven years at Cahill she failed to make partner — that’s pretty sketchy. Normally an associate makes partner after five or six years; otherwise the associate is asked to move on, or she is made “of counsel” and placed on straight salary.

    And so she moved on. And her career after 1990 appears to be almost entirely political.

    Her suggestion of applying “the death penalty to securities fraud prosecutions” is downright scary.

    Securities fraud is a nonviolent, eye-of-the-beholder, white-collar crime. It involves the making of a “materially misleading” statement in a prospectus for a bond offering. Such mistakes are often unintentional and are easily made. These securities documents are reviewed by attorneys and auditors for both the issuing company and the underwriters; any misstatements or mistakes that slip through are thus generally technical in nature and occur between Wall Street experts and specialists.

    • Yves Vannes

      You’ve done a nice job of revealing just who she is. Hate and resentment. She must be a stellar mediocrity, a black woman who couldn’t make partner? They bend over backwards to add someone like her to their stable, yet she failed to make the cut as office furniture. Must be dumb as hell. Looking forward to a cascade of moronic answers at her hearing.

      • Petronius

        Hate and resentment yes, but she is probably neither dumb nor moronic; she may be an average New York lawyer, or even an above average trial lawyer.

        But the point is there are literally hundreds of thousands of U.S. lawyers and judges who are much better qualified to be Attorney General.

        • DonReynolds

          Clearly, our system of government has flaws and the clowns we see in the past six years in the Federal government are proof of those flaws.

  • Samuel Hathaway

    I oppose the Mulatto Lynch, quite frankly, just because she’s half-black.

    I’m tired of power-hungry mulattos helping themselves to positions of influence in a society created by whites.

    • Whitesneedtobebrave

      I don’t think her mom is white. Her dad and mum are both Negroes.

    • Yancy Derringer

      Surprise, surprise — they want another black in there. First priority: Skin color. Second priority: Racial activist.

      • kikz2

        agreed..where’s that diversity they love to yammer about?

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    WOW this Negress, or Al Sharpton lookalike has really stuck her head into racism and cannot seem to get it out.

  • Yancy Derringer

    We should always roundly reject “cause-oriented” (activist) candidates for AG. Lynch seems to be as much of a racial activist as Holder. He was wrong for the job and she would be wrong for it too.

    • Ohmy!

      I agree. This woman is wrong for the job.

  • WR_the_realist

    Why am i unsurprised that Obama has nominated a female version of Eric Holder to be attorney general?

  • BillMillerTime

    In August 2014 Lynch spoke about the need to “eliminate,” from the American criminal-justice system, all forms of “racial discrimination,” Lamenting that the U.S. imprisons “disproportionately people of color.”

    WOW! That sounds like the same kind stupidity ones hears from Ron Paul and Rand Paul.

  • laatmijbinnen

    Reality has a disparate impact.

  • SolStans

    Fox News tried for a second to spout off about how Obama should wait until the next session of Congress begins before seeking this high-yellowess’ approval. As if that would matter. I wish I could be more hopeful about the new GOP-led Senate, but they never vote like they campaign. Even if 0 did wait, the n00bs in the Senate would beat each other over the head for the chance to be the first to say “yessuh, missa Obama. Prissy gon’ be jus fine as AG.”

    • TXCriollo

      Obama has a short window to get what he wants done. I have a feeling lots of fun will start in Washington come next year

      • SolStans

        I hope/fear you are right.

    • none of your business

      Her father and grandfather were preachers. That is all Fox needs to pronounce her
      a good, religious conservative like the rest of their pet blacks.


    If she is against income inequality, why did she go to college and accept high-paying jobs?

    “Apply the death penalty to securities fraud prosecutions [committed mostly by whites] and [you’ll] wipe out [the racial disparity] just like that,”

    I have a difficult time with equating fraud and murder. There is a solution no one ever mentions: stop committing capital offenses, and [you’ll] wipe out [the racial disparity] just like that.

    “The Color of Death Row”
    States biased against white suspects cluster in the South, and stretch west into Texas. Moving north, a band of race-neutral states materializes. Only one state, Pennsylvania, is biased against black suspects. The pattern of bias is mapped in Figure 2.

    lagriffedulion. f2s. com/DP. htm

  • DonReynolds

    She is nutty.
    The only group adversely impacted by laws that punish felonies are those CRIMINALS who do the crimes.
    Unless you are willing to argue that the laws that punish murder are secret laws that no one is aware of, except the police……then we must assume that those who murder are aware that it is a capital crime and depending on the state, they may face execution.
    Everyone should get what they deserve, especially if they know what to expect.

  • DonReynolds

    Of course, “disproportionate impact” only matters when they need a club to beat whitey out of the change in his pocket. None of the liberals whine about the lack of diversity in professional basketball or football. That is different, they say. Does not matter when whitey gets the shaft. We only care when one of our pets feels slighted.

  • kikz2

    why is she wearing a triskelion? hoping to control the juju by adopting her enemy’s symbols?

  • kikz2

    disparate…….not disproportionate…….

  • kikz2

    good eye 🙂

  • PvtCharlieSlate

    Is that Al Sharpton on the right?

  • Christorchaos

    FWIW, I know in-house counsel who wont hire fat attorneys. “You cant control your weight, you cant control my case.”

  • Christorchaos

    FWIW, I know in-house counsel who wont hire fat attorneys. “You cant control your weight, you cant control my case.”

  • Christorchaos


  • none of your business

    Those of you who follow the Bill O’Reilly mantra that black church going will produce nice, conservative blacks who are reasonable on racial issues should know that she credits her preacher father and preacher grandfather for educating her on racial issues as a child and young woman. In other words, her preacher Father and grandfather educated her to hate Whites.