Updated at 12:03 p.m. ET
NEWS BRIEF Attorney General Loretta Lynch testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in a hearing that vacillated between lawmakers expressing concern over the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and their concerns about recent shootings.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte kicked off the hearing with a moment of silence for the law-enforcement victims of last week’s killings in Dallas and the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, both by police. Lynch followed with an acknowledgment of her own.
“Our hearts are literally broken for the families and loved ones of those we lost in these tragic events,” Lynch said in her opening statement. “As we grapple with the aftermath of these events, the Department of Justice will continue to do everything in our power to build the bonds of trust and cooperation between law enforcement and the communities that we serve. That has never been more difficult nor more important.” She added the department “will continue to give local departments the tools they need and training they require to come home safely, from funds for bulletproof vests to training in officer health, safety, and wellness.”