Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI, demanding the release of any and all information relating to a meeting Bill Clinton had with Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac on June 29, 2016. The meeting took place in secret at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix only days before FBI Director James Comey announced that Hillary Clinton would not face prosecution for her mishandling of classified information.
Details of the meeting have been scarce for a good reason: no one was around to listen in. Both Clinton and Lynch have denied any impropriety – but then again, that’s not exactly conclusive proof. The two met for nearly 40 minutes, in private, and the official story – that they talked “golf and grandchildren” – doesn’t pass the laugh test.
Far more likely, Clinton offered Lynch a place in his wife’s administration if she tilted the email decision towards exoneration. For many observers, that’s the only thing that would explain the outcome of the investigation, since it is clear beyond all doubt that Hillary deserved to be prosecuted.
With the FOIA lawsuit, Judicial Watch is hoping to find out exactly what the FBI knows about the meeting.
“FBI Director James Comey’s promise to the American people of transparency about the FBI’s investigation of Clinton was an empty promise – otherwise we wouldn’t be in federal court seeking this information,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “An air of corruption surrounds the FBI/Justice Department investigation of Hillary Clinton and so, through this lawsuit, Judicial Watch is investigating the investigators.”
Perhaps realizing that his reputation – and perhaps even his freedom – is at stake, Comey announced Friday that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into Hillary’s server. The announcement came as a result of emails agents found on devices belonging to Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
As of Sunday, no hard details had been released about the contents of the emails; reports suggest that the FBI has not yet obtained a warrant to review them. Investigators have told news agencies that there is “no chance” such a review will take place before election day. The news has thrown the election into disarray with less than two weeks to go until voters go to the polls.