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FBI Reopens FOIA Request of Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting

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Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch (AP Photo)

By    |   Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017 03:31 PM

The FBI has "reopened" a Freedom of Information Act request for records of the meeting last summer between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.

Lynch and Clinton spoke on an airport tarmac last year, just before then-FBI Director James Comey said he could not recommend filing charges against President Clinton's wife, Hillary Clinton.

In a letter sent this week, FBI Section Chief David M. Hardy told the American Center for Law and Justice that its "request has been reopened... as the FBI has determined records potentially responsive to your request may exist. We are currently in the process of searching for any responsive material."

The center's president, Jordan Sekulow, said in a statement "While we appreciate that the FBI has 'reopened' the case file and is now 'searching' for documents responsive to our duly submitted FOIA request from more than a year ago, it stretches the bounds of credulity to suggest that the FBI bureaucracy just discovered that 'potentially responsive' records 'may exist' on its own accord.

"We will press on in our legal fight to ensure that the details of the secret Clinton-Lynch meeting and the subsequent cover-up and withholding of information from the public comes to light. We will continue to legally hold the FBI's feet to the fire and demand an expeditious and thorough search for all documents responsive to our request. We know they exist, and we're willing to go to court to get them if necessary."

The ACLJ released hundreds of emails related to the case earlier this month, which included conversations about the meeting and the former attorney general's email alias.

"It is clear that there were multiple records within the FBI responsive to our request and that discussions regarding the surreptitious meeting between then AG Lynch and the husband of the subject of an ongoing FBI criminal investigation reached the highest levels of the FBI," Sekulow wrote.

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