Loretta Lynch is being sued, in a stunning role-reversal for the nation’s top lawyer.
The U.S. Attorney General has been slapped with a federal lawsuit demanding details of her secret airport tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton just days before the FBI decided not to recommend an indictment against his wife Hillary Clinton.
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed the lawsuit against the Department of Justice on Wednesday, saying the public has a right to know what exactly happened during Lynch’s meeting, the Daily Mail reported.
As Attorney General, it was Lynch’s job to decide whether Hillary Clinton should be indicted for mishandling classified information when she used a private, unsecured email server to conduct State Department business.
Lynch was widely slammed after news leaked that she had secretly met with Bill Clinton for more 30 minutes on the tarmac of an Arizona airport on June 27, 2016.
The suspicious timing of the meeting cast a damning shadow on whether Lynch could remain unbiased toward Hillary Clinton. Both Lynch and Bill Clinton claimed they only discussed grandchildren and golf during their rendezvous.
“Our conversation was a great deal about grandchildren, it was primarily social about our travels and he mentioned golf he played in Phoenix,” Lynch said at the time.
But critics from all sides pounced on the poor optics of the secret meeting. Less than a week later, FBI Director James Comey (whose boss is Loretta Lynch) announced the FBI would not recommend an indictment against Clinton.
Meanwhile, Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ, slammed Lynch and the Obama Administration for their “arrogance and inappropriate actions.”
‘This Administration has gone out of its way to hide information from the American public – information that is extremely troubling,” he said. ‘The stakes are high. The American people deserve a Justice Department with integrity.”
On October 30, 2016, conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the FBI related to its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email server.
In its FOIA request, Judicial Watch is seeking “all records related to the meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton on June 27, 2016.”
Last week, the FBI reopened its criminal probe into Clinton’s email server.
Former DOJ attorney and ex New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said the evidence that Clinton intentionally broke the law is overwhelming. “You’d have to be almost stupid not to realize it,” Giuliani said.
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