UPDATE: ACLJ Documents included at bottom of post.
Everyone knew that the Obama administration and for AG Loretta Lynch’s talking points about the infamous not-so-coincidental meetup with Bill Clinton on the tarmac last year was a lie and thanks to the ACLJ, we now have proof.
The ACLJ has obtained a cache of documents about the notorious tarmac meeting. (Expect Crooked Hillary to cry “sexism” and Lynch to invoke the race card and cry “sexism” but the facts remain.
VICTORY: We obtained crucial docs in our investigation of former AG Lynch’s secret meeting with former Pres Clinton. https://t.co/4ZylYX6eud
— ACLJ (@ACLJ) August 5, 2017
ACLJ by Jay Sekulow
First, the Comey FBI lied to us. Last July, we sent FOIA requests to both the Comey FBI and the Lynch DOJ asking for any documents related to the Clinton Lynch plane meeting. The FBI, under the then directorship of James Comey, replied that “No records responsive to your request were located.”
The documents we received today from the Department of Justice include several emails from the FBI to DOJ officials concerning the meeting. One with the subject line “FLAG” was correspondence between FBI officials (Richard Quinn, FBI Media/Investigative Publicity, and Michael Kortan) and DOJ officials concerning “flag[ing] a story . . . about a casual, unscheduled meeting between former president Bill Clinton and the AG.” The DOJ official instructs the FBI to “let me know if you get any questions about this” and provides “[o]ur talkers [DOJ talking points] on this”. The talking points, however are redacted.
Another email to the FBI contains the subject line “security details coordinate between Loretta Lynch/Bill Clinton?”
On July 1, 2016 – just days before our FOIA request – a DOJ email chain under the subject line, “FBI just called,” indicates that the “FBI . . . is looking for guidance” in responding to media inquiries about news reports that the FBI had prevented the press from taking pictures of the Clinton Lynch meeting. The discussion then went off email to several phone calls (of which we are not able to obtain records). An hour later, Carolyn Pokomy of the Office of the Attorney General stated, “I will let Rybicki know.” Jim Rybicki was the Chief of Staff and Senior Counselor to FBI Director Jim Comey. The information that was to be provided to Rybicki is redacted[…]