Hillary Clinton may keep Loretta Lynch as attorney general should she be elected president, according to the New York Times.

Quoting "Democrats close to Mrs. Clinton," the Times notes Clinton intends for women to make up half her Cabinet and reports Lynch may be one of them.

The story is certain to be interpreted by some as an attempt by unknown Clinton associates to influence the Justice Department decision about whether to indict Clinton for possible crimes related to her use of a private email server while secretary of state. Lynch has indicated she would accept the recommendation of the FBI and career DOJ officials in the matter, but she has not formally recused herself from the case.

The FBI interviewed Clinton over the weekend.