Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch opened-up about her infamous ‘Tarmac Meeting’ with President Bill Clinton Monday; saying Hillary’s husband boarded her plane simply to “say hello” and avoid the hot temperatures.
Lynch was speaking with NBC’s Lester Holt when she was asked to comment on the inappropriate meeting; holding a private conversation with the former President just days before the DOJ cleared Hillary Clinton of any wrongdoing related to her email server.
“It was still a 107 degrees outside and I was told that he wanted to come on the plane and say hello,” said the former Attorney General.
“Did a part of you go, ‘Oh, no. Turn him around?’” asked Holt.
“At first, my thought was I speak to people all the time, people in public life, people not in public life,” she fired-back.
“But his wife was under investigation by the Justice Department,” pressed the NBC reporter.
“I will say that in the course of the conversation we spoke, and it seemed that we were going to say hello and move on, and then the conversation would continue… I knew that it was going to raise questions in people’s minds,” she added.
Watch the exchange above.
TARMAC TELL ALL: FBI Releases SECRET EMAILS Showing FALL OUT After Clinton-Lynch Meeting
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
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.