After claiming there were no official records related to the the infamous summer 2016 meeting between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch on her private plan in Phoenix, the FBI is now admitting documents do exist and there are dozens of them.
Government watchdog Judicial Watch has been pursuing the documents for months and will receive them at the end of November after issuing a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Bureau. The lawsuit was filed after the Bureau refused to turn them over earlier this year.
"The FBI originally informed Judicial Watch they did not locate any records related to the tarmac meeting. However, in a related case, the Justice Department located emails in which Justice Department officials communicated with the FBI and wrote that they had communicated with the FBI," Judicial Watch found. "As a result, by letter dated August 10, 2017, from the FBI stated, 'Upon further review, we subsequently determined potentially responsive documents may exist. As a result, your [FOIA] request has been reopened.'"
Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Justice Department has refused to releaseunredacted internal talking points developed in response to the meeting. The meeting took place just days before then FBI Director James Comey announced he would not refer Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to DOJ for prosecution. Lynch had previously asked him to call the FBI's criminal investigation of Clinton a simple "matter."
Source: Town Hall