Newly released transcript information of former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s congressional testimony about her infamous June 27, 2016, tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton suggests the meeting was not accidental, but rather planned by Clinton.
As detailed in a bombshell report from RealClearInvestigations, reporter Eric Felten reveals that he was allowed to review the transcript of Lynch’s testimony before the House Judiciary and House Oversight and Government Reform committees.
Felton reports that after reviewing the transcripts of Lynch’s testimony, it’s clear to him that Bill Clinton set-up the meeting, where he boarded Lynch’s plane in Phoenix, Arizona, in the summer of 2016.
The timing, of course, is crucial because the “accidental meeting” took place just days before the FBI interviewed Hillary Clinton about her email server.
Not only are Bill and Hillary Clinton married, it was also suspicious that the former president was meeting with Lynch, who at that time was playing a role in the FBI’s investigation into Hillary’s private email server and her handling of classified information.
After the fall-out, Lynch told the public that she and Clinton did not discuss topics pending before the Department of Justice.
“There was no discussion on any matter pending before the department or any matter pending with any other body, there was no discussion of Benghazi, no discussion of State Department emails,” Lynch said at the time.
Here’s more from the RealClearInvestigations report:
DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz reported that during Clinton’s day in Phoenix, he attended several campaign fundraisers.
Clinton told IG investigators he debated with his chief of staff whether it was a good idea to engage Lynch at the airport.
“I just wanted to say ‘hello’ to her and I thought it would look really crazy if we were living in [a] world [where] I couldn’t shake hands with the Attorney General, you know, when she was right there,” he is quoted as saying in the IG report.
Lynch stuck to her account that she and Clinton did not discuss pending DOJ topics when she testified before Congress in December, Felten reported.
She told lawmakers she did not really have time to think about whether it was wise to meet with Clinton before he invited himself on her plane.
Lynch related that of the 20 or so minutes the meeting reportedly lasted, the two specifically spoke about 10 minutes. Clinton also chatted with her security detail, the flight crew and her husband.
During their conversation, Lynch said, Clinton asked her about her recent travels and what brought her to Phoenix, and they discussed what he had been doing in town.
Felton wrote that even if Lynch was unaware of what Bill Clinton was doing, she still lacked the awareness that she should not meet with the husband (Bill) of the woman (Hillary) under investigation by the DOJ.
The point is that Clinton appears to have conned Lynch into the meeting and tried to discuss the FBI and DOJ’s investigation into Clinton’s email scandal.
It’s unclear what Lynch told him on that plane, but it’s still a major scandal that Americans want answers to.