Last summer, the internet was aghast with news that former President Bill Clinton and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch met in secret on the tarmac in Phoenix. The story was covered up, but the truth might be coming out soon.
According to the Daily Caller, after months of stonewalling, the FBI has made an about-face, and has admitted that they possess about thirty documents regarding the meeting between Clinton and Lynch.
The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which is currently suing the FBI to release these documents to the public, claims that they first contacted the Justice Department about the meeting back in the summer of 2016.
At that time, the FBI told Judicial Watch that they did not have any documents related to the meeting.
Such stonewalling was in keeping with the general cloud of silence that was placed over the entire affair. Indeed, the only reason this story even got out was thanks to a local journalist who filmed the interaction.
Christopher Sign of KNXV-TV said that the FBI officials in Phoenix warned bystanders not to take pictures or record any video of the secret meeting.
“The former president steps into her plane. They then speak for 30 minutes privately. The FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones,” Sign told Bill O’Reilly back in late June 2016.
When the story was initially passed around to all the major national news outlets, they all declined to cover it. Some conservatives even claim that the media actively tried to suppress the story.
Since August, however, the FBI has decided to play along by acknowledging that they do, indeed, have documents relating to the secret meeting. However, these documents have yet to be released.
“The FBI is out of control,” says Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
“It is stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit.”
Despite the duplicity of the FBI, Fitton promises that Judicial Watch will continue to press the Justice Department to cooperate, and be as transparent as it claims to be.
“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,” Fitton said.
Judicial Watch is currently suing the FBI in order to get these documents released to their organization. A federal judge recently ruled that the FBI has until November 30th to turn over these newly recovered documents to Judicial Watch.
FBI has admitted that they possess about thirty documents regarding the tarmac meeting between Clinton and Lynch. Is the FBI out of control?
So far, not much speculation has come forth about what these thirty documents may contain. At the very least, they will show that the FBI knew full well about the secret meeting, and may have suspected that Lynch and Clinton were both motivated a desire to suppress the then ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.
This suspicion was but confirmed when former FBI Director James Comey told the Senate that Lynch encouraged him to call the FBI’s investigation of Clinton a “matter” rather than a criminal investigation.
It remains to be seen if the corruption went deeper than this.