Investigators have been working day and night to clear up the details about the suspicious tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch, the previous attorney general, and former President Bill Clinton, and it seems the hard work is starting to produce new details about the infamous engagement.
A lawsuit was filed against the Justice Department by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), and more than 400 pages of documents related to the meeting were released after a Freedom Of Information Act request by the group.
The meeting has been the center of attention for investigators because it suspiciously occurred while Lynch was in charge of investigating Hillary Clinton for her mishandling of classified information over a private email server.
Attorney for President Donald Trump and Chief Counsel for the ACLJ Jay Sekulow said that the documents reveal correspondence between the FBI, DOJ and the White House – all regarding the supposedly “impromptu” meeting.
The documents have lead to numerous revelations, such as that Lynch used a fake name when emailing the DOJ and that reporters were seemingly reluctant to cover Lynch’s extremely inappropriate meeting with the former president in the first place.
The case at hand “reached the FBI, the Department of Justice,” Sekulow said, adding that within the Department of Justice it “went as high as the attorney general” and at the FBI “at least to the chief of staff to James Comey,” the former FBI director.
“And now we have an email that goes from the Department of Justice to the White House, to the press secretary there,” he said.
One individual named in the emails was Paige Herwig, who served as a counselor to Lynch at that time. Sekulow noted that Herwig, despite the currently ongoing investigation into Lynch’s actions, is currently serving as a top attorney for the Democrats in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Much of the released emails was redacted, including certain “talking points” meant to be used should the media press the White House for answers.
Sekulow confirmed that he would go back to court to get that redacted material then “hand it over in a chronology to the Senate Judiciary Committee, who’s conducting the investigation.”