It isn’t customary for “innocent” people to try and hide their conversations and meetings. But new emails prove that is exactly what the FBI wanted to do with the now infamous, Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting.
This past week, the government watchdog group, Judicial Watch, released a series of damning emails. All 29-pages pertain to the rendezvous between then-Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, and former President, Bill Clinton.
At the time of their now infamous meeting, then-Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was under investigation by the Justice Department. A source inside the bureau leaked word of the private get-together to New York’s Observer.
As word began to spread about Clinton and Lynch, Republicans started to question the legitimacy of the Hillary investigation. Days after the gathering, former agency director, James Comey, announced the FBI would not charge Hillary. Comey later testified before the Senate that he felt the meeting was problematic.
However, according to JW President, Tom Fitton, the leak was a much bigger problem for the FBI. “These new FBI documents show the FBI was more concerned about a whistleblower who told the truth about the infamous Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting than the scandalous meeting itself,” he said in a statement.
Several emails, dated July of 2016, show FBI officials were actively pursuing the source of the leak. “We need to find that guy,” read a July 13 email. Another document suggested the leaker should be barred from working security details.
None of the emails, said Fitton, addressed the meeting between Clinton and Lynch. In addition, many names were redacted from the documents. So, conveniently, there is no definitive way to identify everyone involved in the bureau cover-up.
Earlier this year, President Trump fired Comey for his handling of the Clinton email debacle. The Senate Judiciary Committee subsequently launched a separate investigation into Lynch. She testified that she regretted the meeting saying, “I certainly wouldn’t do it again.”
South Carolina Congressman, Trey Gowdy, is currently looking deeper into the actions of both Hillary and Comey. Specifically, he is seeking answers as to why Comey decided not to prosecute Hillary before he interviewed a single witness.