Untangling the knots of corruption in the Obama-Clinton administration is hardly over, and we continue to pursue the truth diligently and deliberately.
In that regard, we have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting held between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2016 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00421)).
We sued after the agency failed to respond to a June 29, 2016, FOIA request seeking:
- All records and/or transcripts of a meeting held between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016.
- All records of communication sent to or from officials in the Office of the Attorney General regarding the meeting.
- All records of communication sent to or from officials in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General regarding the meeting.
- All references to the meeting held between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton contained in day planners, calendars and schedules in the Office of the Attorney General.
Lynch met privately Clinton on board a parked plane. The meeting occurred during the investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s email server and only a few days before the FBI interviewed her. Reacting to public outrage, Lynch quickly admitted that the meeting with Bill Clinton “cast a cloud” over the Justice Department/FBI investigation. The plane meeting confirmed to many that the Clinton investigation was wired. Sure enough, not long afterward, FBI Director James Comey called Hillary Clinton’s actions “extremely careless” but did not recommend charges.
The infamous tarmac meeting is a vivid example of why many Americans believe the Obama administration’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s activities was rigged. Now it will be up to Attorney General Sessions at the Trump Justice Department to finally shed some light on this subversion of justice.
We previously requested that the Justice Department’s Inspector General investigate the tarmac meeting. No action there, of course.
In October, we filed a lawsuit seeking FBI “302” documents, which are reports of FBI investigation interviews, from the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s email practices related communications and records regarding the June 2016 meeting between Lynch and Clinton. Documents in response to this lawsuit are being regularly posted on the FBI website here.
Once again, it will be up to Judicial Watch to get to the real truth on this major Obama-Clinton scandal. Stay tuned.