It’s been over a year since the infamous tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch, and Americans still don’t know what was discussed.
That might change in light of recent efforts by the American Center for Law and Justice to obtain documents related to the event according to Fox News. Yesterday the ACLJ said in an interview that the FBI has “reopened” the request for documents and is searching for anything related to ACLJ’s investigation.
President of the ACLJ, Jay Sekulow, said he received a letter from the FBI stating they would reopen his Freedom of Information Act requests that he filed last year.
According to an article on the ACLJ website, after the FOIA was initially requested the FBI responded with “No records responsive to your request were located,” and the DOJ just never responded. After filing a federal lawsuit against both departments, the DOJ turned over 400 emails last week revealing email correspondence between the DOJ and FBI, proving the FBI under Comey was lying about the documents’ existence.
Following the lawsuit and the DOJ’s compliance to turn over 400 emails. The FBI responded this week with a letter sent to the ACLJ that states, “records potentially responsive to your request may exist.”
While thrilled with the development, Sekulow remains skeptical of the FBI’s sudden willingness to reopen the request. “While we appreciate that the FBI has ‘reopened’ the case file and is now ‘searching’ for documents responsive to our duly submitted FOIA request from more than a year ago,” Sekulow said, “it stretches the bounds of credulity to suggest that the FBI bureaucracy just discovered that ‘potentially responsive’ records ‘may exist’ on its own accord.”
The meeting between Clinton and Lynch while Hillary Clinton was under investigation has been a nagging mystery. For a while, the only information we had about the meeting was supplied by those involved and further attempts to uncover details have been met with cover-up and secrecy.
According to The Los Angeles Times, when asked about the meeting Lynch responded that “Our conversation was a great deal about his grandchildren. It was primarily social and about our travels. He mentioned the golf he played in Phoenix, and he mentioned travels he’d had in West Virginia. We talked about former Attorney General Janet Reno, for example, whom we both know, but there was no discussion of any matter pending for the department or any matter pending for any other body.”
The FBI has “reopened” the ACLJ’s request for documents pertaining to the Lynch/Clinton tarmac meeting. What did they REALLY talk about?
The timing of the meeting during the Clinton investigation, and the fact that same investigation would be dropped within in a week with no criminal charges, was suspicious. Further suspicions arose when former FBI Director James Comey said he was concerned when Lynch directed him to refer to the Clinton investigation as a “matter” rather than an “investigation.”
Sekulow says the ACLJ will continue to investigate the issue and “press on in our legal fight to ensure that the details of the secret Clinton-Lynch meeting and the subsequent cover-up and withholding of information from the public comes to light.”
Hopefully, with the efforts of organizations like the ACLJ, we will finally learn what really happened on the tarmac.