(Christian News Alerts) – The words exchanged in a meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on a tarmac in Arizona in 2016 have remained a mystery to this day.
At the time, the FBI denied any existence of emails regarding the meeting that could shed light on what was discussed. Yet according to CNS News, now that former FBI Director James Comey is out, the Department of Justice released over 400 email exchanges it had with the FBI, proving they were lying.
The meeting between Lynch and Clinton occurred while the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized and unsecured private email server, as reported by Fox News. Many have criticized the meeting as evidence of collusion to help Hillary Clinton avoid criminal charges. Lynch claimed the meeting was harmless and they mostly talked about grandchildren and golf.
A week after the meeting occurred, Comey shocked everyone when he said the investigation would not lead to a recommendation to prosecute Clinton, saying that while Clinton had been “extremely careless” in her actions, she was not guilty of any criminal activity.
Many cried foul, and organizations like the American Council for Law & Justice went to work trying to find the truth. Over 400 emails about the meeting were obtained as part of a lawsuit filed by the ACLJ in November against the DOJ after they refused to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request.
When the FOIA was initially sent to the DOJ and FBI regarding the emails, the DOJ never responded, and the FBI replied with a false statement, saying, “No records responsive to your request were located.”
Executive Director of the ACLJ, Jordan Sekulow, said the lawsuit was filed because of the strange reactions from the two departments. “This issue only stood out to us at the time that they made the declaration, now we know that declaration was wrong,” Sekulow said. “The Comey FBI lied to us.”
After receiving over 400 emails from the DOJ, the ACLJ wants to take legal action against the FBI. “This is in direct contravention to the law, and we are preparing further legal action to force the FBI to come clean and turn over all documents related to this matter to us in a timely manner,” a ACLJ statement read.