Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page appears to confirm what many have suspected for some time, that the "chance" meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on a tarmac in Phoenix in 2016 resulted in more than idle chat about their grandkids.

Fox News says according to newly-released transcripts of Page's closed-door testimony before the House Judiciary Committee last year, Lynch seems to have instructed the FBI not to charge Hillary Clinton, then the Democrat nominee for president, with gross negligence in her handling of top-secret government email as Secretary of State.

This is further evidence that the DOJ may have improperly interfered with the Clinton investigation.

It has been abundantly clear for some time that Barack Obama's Department of Justice attempted to shield Clinton while looking for ways to prevent Republican nominee Donald Trump from being elected president. The Russia collusion investigation was built as an "insurance policy" in the event Trump won. It has failed miserably.

Why were so many people with so much to lose willing to go to such lengths to protect Clinton and prevent Trump from taking office? Who was calling the shots? Does this lead all the way back to Obama? It certainly gets close.

Demand that Attorney General William Barr actively pursue all leads in this case and appoint a special counsel that will get to the bottom of all of this once and for all.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.