Remember when Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton tried to say their meeting on a tarmac in Arizona was just a “catch up” session about their grandkids and golf?
My goodness, who on earth would believe that nonsense?
The meeting took place just prior to disgraced former FBI Director James Comey issued his findings in the (joke) email investigation of Hillary Clinton, where he found “no cause” for prosecution.
Complete political hack job.
Now, however, we’ve got PROOF Lynch lied.
As it turns out, new documents show Lynch had to be “prepped” on tarmac talking points after the fact.
If it was just about grandkids and golf, why would anyone need “prepping?”
PHOENIX – Newly released documents reveal former Attorney General Loretta Lynch was prepared for questions about the now-infamous tarmac meeting at Sky Harbor International Airport with former President Bill Clinton.
The private meeting happened in Phoenix on the evening of June 27, 2016, a matter of hours before the Obama Department of Justice decision on whether then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had revealed classified information when using a private email account while secretary of state.
ABC15’s Christopher Sign broke the story of the tarmac meeting two days later, prompting a chain of events that would include an unprecedented news conference by then-FBI Director James Comey.
Documents reveal Department of Justice staffers were given a ‘heads-up’ that ABC15 had learned about the meeting, and assisted the Attorney General on how to address any potential questions from reporters.
Large portions of the hundreds of emails have been redacted, but what remains gives rare insight into the crisis-mode reaction by the DOJ. At least ten high-level staffers were involved in an e-mail chain discussing how to handle the situation, crafting talking points for the Attorney General.
The flurry of emails were among the 413 pages of documents released by the Justice Department after a lawsuit from conservative Judicial Watch and the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ). Black squares cover the “talking points” prepared for Lynch. Judicial Watch and the ACLJ have indicated they’ll continue working to uncover exactly what those talking points were, and whether more documents exist.
Lynch had arrived in Phoenix for a scheduled tour and photo opportunity with the Phoenix Police Department over community policing. While the tour and photo op started on time, the news conference that followed started nearly an hour late for reasons that at the time were not explained. It would now appear likely the delay was to give DOJ staff time to go over talking points with Lynch prior to facing the press.