Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey raised serious questions about President Obama’s Attorney General this week; saying in his new book that there is damaging material about Loretta Lynch’s role in the Hillary investigation that is still “unknown” to the public.
Comey hinted at the secret information in “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies and Leadership,” saying had the information “become public” it would have raised “serious doubts” over Lynch’s relationship with the Clintons during her botched email probe.
“Had it become public, the unverified material would undoubtedly have been used by political opponents to cast serious doubt on the attorney general’s independence in connection with the Clinton investigation,” Comey writes.
He goes on to say the material is “a development still unknown to the American public to this day.”
While Comey doesn’t divulge the information, many speculate whether the document relates to Lynch’s infamous “tarmac meeting” with former President Bill Clinton just days before her Justice Department exonerated Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing.
REPORT: Loretta Lynch Aide Sent Talking Points to FBI over Tarmac Meeting
A prominent lawyer who worked for former Attorney General Loretta Lynch drafted talking points regarding her secret tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton, sending that information over to the FBI to help bury the controversial story just weeks before the 2016 general election.
According to emails released by the American Center for Law and Justice, the Attorney General’s top lawyer, identified as Paige Herwig, helped edit Obama administration statements relating to the tarmac meeting.
Herwig currently serves as deputy general counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee, the body now probing President Trump’s relationship with Russian officials.
The documents show that DOJ officials began to edit and produce talking points regarding the Lynch-Clinton meeting just two days after news of the secret discussions made national headlines.
“Our talkers on this are below, along with the transcript of the Phoenix presser, where she was asked about this,” said the director of public affairs for the Justice Department. “Happy to discuss further by phone. Please let me know if you get any questions about this. Thanks.”
DOJ officials also asked their FBI counterparts to “flag” stories regarding the meeting that were “gaining traction” around the country.
The “tarmac meeting” between the former Attorney General and Bill Clinton raised serious ethical and legal questions over the FBI’s prosecution of Hillary’s private email server; prompting legislators to question the impartiality of the bureau’s investigation.
MISSING MESSAGES: Hundreds of ANTI-TRUMP TEXTS Vanish from FBI Database
The Department of Justice finally handed-over a trove of messages exchanged between anti-Trump agents at the FBI over the weekend, but admitted it was unable to retrieve at least five months of texts due to “technical reasons.”
The FBI turned over the communications to federal investigators struggling to understand the level of corruption and bias at the bureau during the 2016 election. Late last-year, senior agent Peter Strzok made national headlines when his private text messages to other agents revealed a stunning level of anti-Trump bias throughout the agency.
“The department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, Peter Strzok, was incomplete because the FBI, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months’ worth of communications,” writes Yahoo! News.
According to Sen. Ron Johnson, the Republican chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, the new communications span the spring and summer of 2016 and may shed light on the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server as well as the US presidential election.
The communications also include references to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s infamous ‘tarmac meeting’ with Bill Clinton.
The FBI claims the “missing texts” are a result of “misconfiguration issues related to rollouts, provisioning, and software upgrades that conflicted with the FBI’s collection capabilities.”