The meeting was a chance encounter as the two crossed paths at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, according to Lynch.
“As I was landing, he was headed out,” Lynch said at a press conference Wednesday. “He did come over and say hello and speak to my husband and myself.”
They talked about grandchildren, golf, travel, former Attorney General Janet Reno, the Brexit vote “and things like that,” according to Lynch.
The chat lasted about 30 minutes, according to ABC News affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix, which first reported the meeting.
“It’s being handled by career investigators and career agents, who always follow facts and the law and do the same thorough and independent examination in this matter that they’ve done in all,” she said Wednesday in Los Angeles. “So that’s how that’ll be handled.”
The FBI is in the final stages of its investigation into how Hillary Clinton and her aides handled classified information when she was secretary of state. The investigation stems from her use of a private email server for official correspondence. The FBI will make a recommendation to the Justice Department about whether anyone should face charges, and then Lynch will have the final say.