The FBI released a series of previously unseen emails Friday afternoon, outlining the FBI’s initial response to media reports that Loretta Lynch secretly met with former President Bill Clinton on an airport tarmac just days before Hillary was cleared of any wrong-doing by James Comey.
The documents, dated from July 1 – July 3, 2016, show the agency’s response after a local news affiliate “leaked” the infamous tarmac meeting to the national press; with Obama officials scrambling to get a grasp on the story.
One email, addressed to Andrew McCabe and also then-FBI Director James Comey, shows the internal fall out after early press reports of the meeting.
“I want to flag a story that is gaining some traction tonight […] about a local Phoenix news report about a casual, unscheduled meeting between former president Bill Clinton and the AG,” said one correspondence. “Our [talking points] on this are below.”
Another email shows officials speculating whether a “layman” or member of local law enforcement reported the infamous meeting, suggesting the FBI ask police to sign “non-disclosure agreements” before taking part in federal security details.
The documents continue to show a pattern of corruption and raise new questions over the Clinton-Lynch meeting, as well as why former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was let-off-the-hook by James Comey regarding her illegal use of a private email server.
h/t Town Hall