In contrast to earlier statements, the FBI now says it found documents dealing with the tarmac meeting at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.
The meeting on a private jet on the tarmac was held at the height of the 2016 presidential race while then-candidate Hillary Clinton was being investigated by the FBI over her private email server and raised serious questions about the integrity of the government probe.
Fox News reports:
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch said Friday that the FBI has uncovered 30 pages of documents related to the controversial 2016 tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
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The newly uncovered documents will be sent to Judicial Watch by the end of November in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, a spokesman for the group told Fox News.
Judicial Watch originally filed a FOIA request in July 2016 — which the Justice Department did not comply with — seeking “all records of communications between any agent, employee, or representative” of the FBI for the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server use, and all records related to the June 27, 2016 meeting between Lynch and Bill Clinton.
The Daily Caller adds:
The FBI had informed Judicial Watch last October that the bureau did not have any records related to the June 27, 2016 meeting between Clinton and Lynch. That encounter, which occurred on the tarmac at Phoenix’s airport, was significant because it took place while the Justice Department was investigating Hillary Clinton’s potential mishandling of classified information on her private email account.
Loretta Lynch is scheduled to meet with Congressional Committees soon with regard to the efforts by Russia to influence the 2016 presidential contest.