The DOJ’s Inspector General report on the mishandling of the Hillary Clinton email case contains a juicy tidbit about the infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. This caused a major uproar because Hillary Clinton was under investigation by the FBI. It was bad optics at best and criminal at worst for her husband to have a secret meeting with the Attorney General. But both parties insisted that it was impromptu. Now, we know that is a lie.
On page 203 of the report it is revealed that the private jet meeting was actually set up in advance by Clinton’s Secret Service Detail and the FBI. It took place days before the DOJ was about to close the Hillary Clinton email case.
Clinton claimed he did not hold up his own flight saying, “it’s absolutely not true,” to federal investigators. I literally didn’t know she was there until somebody told me she was there. And we looked out the window and it was really close and all of her staff was unloading, so I thought, ‘she’s about to get off and I’ll just go shake hands with her when she gets off.’”
But the IG report indicates otherwise. Clinton asked for the meeting. Conservative Tribune has more:
“The Senior Counselor said she asked everyone in the van if they knew that former President Clinton was going to be there, and they all said no. The OPA (Office of Public Affairs) Supervisor said that he later learned that former President Clinton’s Secret Service detail had contacted Lynch’s FBI security detail and let them know that the former President wanted to meet with Lynch.
“Although Lynch’s staff was supposed to receive notice of such requests, witnesses told us that they were not informed of the request from former President Clinton.”
So, just so we’re clear: Clinton requested the meeting. Lynch’s FBI security detail knew about it, but none of her staff did. And what was this request for? To chat about grandkids and sports?
A week later then-FBI Director James Comey announced that “no reasonable prosecutor” would charge Hillary Clinton.