The FBI has located 30 pages of documents related to the June 27, 2016 airport tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, even after the FBI claimed that they had no records related to that meeting, reports Judicial Watch.
The conservative watchdog group had tried earlier to request information about the meeting where Clinton and Lynch met on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport, which also coincided with the Justice Department investigating Hillary Clinton and her potential mishandling of classified information with her private email account.
At that time the FBI told Judicial Watch that they didn’t have records related to the meeting, the DOJ has revealed that some of their officials had been in contact with FBI officials about the Clinton-Lynch encounter:
“The FBI is out of control. It is stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit,” stated Judicial Watch Tom Fitton. “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.”
This case has also forced the FBI to release to the public the FBI’s Clinton investigative file, although more than half of the records remain withheld. The FBI has said that they anticipate completing the request by July 2018.
There has been significant controversy about whether the FBI is giving preferential treatment to Clinton and other witnesses, like the Obama administration has done for a number of staff in the State Department.
“We presume they are new documents. We won’t know what’s in them until we see them, unfortunately,” Fitton told Fox News in an email Friday. “The fact they just ‘found’ them is yet another scandal.”
Former FBI Director James Comey has even said that the meeting between Clinton and Lynch is troublesome when he testified before the Senate in June.
Judicial Watch is expecting the documents by November, so until then will we know what really happened on that tarmac.