The government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit to force the Department of Justice to release documents related to the now infamous meeting between the former Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, on the tarmac of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport
The meeting sparked controversy because it took place only days before Hillary Clinton spoke with the FBI about using a private email during her time as the Secretary of State. The FOIA request was filed almost immediately after learning about the meeting in June 2016.
Among them were records and transcripts between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in 2016. As well, they seek all recorded communication between the Attorney General’s office and the former President’s office.
In addition, they want all communication records between the staff of both individuals in the last calendar year and a few other things. Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton, said the following in a public statement about the issue,
“The infamous tarmac meeting between President Clinton and AG Lynch is a vivid example of why many Americans believe the Obama administration’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton 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.”
Many eventually cited these interactions as one of the reasons that Lynch handed full control of the investigation to FBI Director James Comey. Comey ultimately decided not to press charges. Lynch and the Clintons vociferously denied that anything nefarious went down during their conversation.
Although Lynch denied discussing anything inappropriate at that meeting, the appearance of impropriety is even worse than the act itself