Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton in Arizona for roughly 30 minutes Tuesday amid an ongoing Justice Department investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.
The private meeting took place aboard Clinton's parked private plane at Phoenix' Sky Harbor International airport, according to a report by ABC15.
Lynch confirmed the meeting when reporters asked her about it during a news conference later Tuesday at the Phoenix Police Department. The attorney general was in Phoenix as part of her national tour to promote community policing.
"I did see President Clinton at the Phoenix airport as he was leaving and [he] spoke to myself and my husband on the plane," Lynch said.
She said the two did not discuss anything about the Justice Department investigation into Hillary Clinton's emails or the GOP-led congressional committee's report on the attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi while Clinton was secretary of state, which came out just hours later.
Lynch said the conversation with the former president on the tarmac was largely personal in nature.
"Our conversation was a great deal about grandchildren, it was primarily social about our travels and he mentioned golf he played in Phoenix," she told reporters in Phoenix.
"There was no discussion on any matter pending before the [Justice] Department or any matter pending with any other body, there was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of State Department emails, by way of example I would say it was current news of the day, the Brexit decision and what it would mean."
The meeting came about after former President Clinton, who was visiting the Phoenix area and just about to depart, was informed that Lynch would be arriving soon at the same airport, according to the ABC15 report. Clinton then said he would wait for her arrival and sent word to Lynch that he would like to meet.
As attorney general, Lynch is in charge of leading the ongoing potentially criminal investigation involving Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her entire State Department tenure.