Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told Fox News Sunday that he believes the Justice Department is still in ‘cover-up mode,’ over the infamous meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton during the 2016 election.
.@TomFitton: "@TheJusticeDept was a mess under Loretta Lynch. This meeting was an indication or an example of the way it bent over backwards both in appearance & in fact on behalf of @HillaryClinton…This is around the same time they were beginning the targeting of Donald Trump" pic.twitter.com/dOJX34Ehac
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 8, 2018
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Fox Insider reports:
“We still don’t have a full explanation from either her or Bill Clinton about what went on,” Fitton said on “Fox & Friends.” “The Justice Department was a mess under Loretta Lynch. This meeting was an example of the way it bent over backwards — both in appearance and in fact — on behalf of Hillary Clinton and the Clinton regime.”
He added that the Justice Department and the FBI have not been forthcoming with unredacted documents related to the meeting, and Judicial Watch is fighting to get to the bottom of it.
“It’s still cover-up mode on this meeting, which is very interesting,” Fitton said. “Why hasn’t Loretta Lynch been called to Congress or before a grand jury in a significant way about this?”
Last November, Judicial Watch released 29 pages of Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting documents that were previously withheld by the Justice Department.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) December 1, 2017
The new FBI documents show FBI officials were concerned about a leak that Bill Clinton delayed his aircraft taking off in order to “maneuver” a meeting with the attorney general. The resulting story in the Observer is seemingly confirmed and causes a flurry of emails about the source of the article. FBI official(s) write “we need to find that guy” and that the Phoenix FBI office was contacted “in an attempt to stem any further damage.” Another FBI official, working on AG Lynch’s security detail, suggests instituting non-disclosure agreements. The names of the emails authors are redacted. There are no documents showing concern about the meeting itself.