In 2016, former President Bill Clinton met with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch in secret at a Phoenix airport. For over a year, the FBI claimed to have no documents related to this meeting.
The FBI is now singing a different tune, and says that they have located at least thirty documents concerning Clinton’s suspicious meeting with Lynch, according to The Washington Examiner.
Making matters worse for Clinton and Lynch is the fact that conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is currently suing the FBI in order to have the documents released into their possession.
Judicial Watch (and others) have long suspected that Clinton’s meeting with Lynch on June 26, 2016 was secret because it pertained the then-ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server. Many have even broached the idea that Clinton bribed Lynch in order to put the squeeze on then-acting FBI Director, James Comey.
During his Senate testimony earlier this year, Comey admitted that AG Lynch had encouraged him to call the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton a “matter” rather than a criminal investigation.
Comey admitted that this request made him feel uncomfortable, but did not say whether or not it played a role in the FBI’s decision to not prosecute Clinton for sending and receiving classified information on a non-secure email account.
Another wrinkle to this story is the under-reported saga of “Elizabeth Carlisle,” an alias that Lynch used in many of her emails.
Around the time of her meeting with President Clinton, Lynch was sending and receiving many messages under her Carlisle pseudonym.
This use of a fake name makes one wonder what exactly Lynch was trying to hide? Was it a bribe, or were Lynch and the rest of the Obama administration simply worried about security following the sad story of Hillary Clinton’s poor email security during her time as Secretary of State?
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton believes that the FBI has deliberately obstructed his team’s investigation into the matter. After all, the agency spent months denying that any documents existed on the secret meeting whenever Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
“The FBI is out of control. It is stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit,” Fitton said.
“Judicial Watch will continue to press for answers about the FBI’s document games in court. In the meantime, the FBI should stop the stonewall and release these new records immediately.”
FBI says that they have located at least thirty documents concerning Clinton’s suspicious meeting with Lynch. Will we learn the truth about what happened?
A judge has ruled that the FBI must turn over these documents to Judicial Watch by the end of November 2017.
It remains to be seen what exactly these documents contain. So far, the story has only been vigorously covered by conservative media outlets. The same can be said for the ongoing Imran Awan scandal, which also concerns big name Democrats, poor IT security, and the possibility of massive corruption.
Once these documents are in the hands of Judicial Watch, it is a safe bet that the group will then release these documents to the public.