Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records on AG Lynch and Bill Clinton’s Tarmac Meeting Last Year Prior to Election
WHAT WOULD WE DO WITHOUT THE FINE WORK OF THOSE AT JUDICIAL WATCH …
Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for the records on Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton’s meeting on the tarmac at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport prior to the 2016 presidential election and during the time in which then candidate Hillary Clinton’s email server was supposedly being investigated by the FBI. The FOIA request asks for all records related to the meeting held between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2016.
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking all records its has on the June 27, 2016 meeting between President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in her airplane, a meeting that occurred while the FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, a potential national security crime.
Yeah, no conflicts of interest here or gross appearance of impropriety here, move on.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting held between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2016 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-00421)).
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agency failed to respond to a June 29, 2016, FOIA request seeking:
- All records and/or transcripts of a meeting held between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016.
- All records of communication sent to or from officials in the Office of the Attorney General regarding the meeting held between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016.
- All records of communication sent to or from officials in the Office of the Deputy Attorney General regarding the meeting held between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016.
- All references to the meeting held between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton contained in day planners, calendars and schedules in the Office of the Attorney General.
Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton on board a parked plane. The meeting occurred during the then-ongoing investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s email server, and only a few days before she was interview by the FBI. Lynch later admitted that the meeting with Bill Clinton “cast a cloud” over the Justice Department/FBI investigation. Not long afterward, FBI Director James Comey called Hillary Clinton’s actions “extremely careless” but did not recommend charges.
“The infamous tarmac meeting between President Clinton and AG Lynch is a vivid example of why many Americans believe the Obama administration’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton was rigged,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Now it will be up to Attorney General Sessions at the Trump Justice Department to finally shed some light on this subversion of justice.”
Judicial Watch requested the Justice Inspector General investigate the tarmac meeting.
MSNBC OVER HYPES THEY HAVE TRUMP TAX RETURN FROM OVER A DECADE AGO …
Its exactly this type of investigative journalism that has MSNBC with less viewers than blogs do readers. In an effort to embarrass and destroy President Donald Trump, they instead have unwittingly helped him. Trump’s 2005 tax returns showed he made a lot of money. We already knew that, Trump is a successful business man. The 2005 return also shows that he paid a lot of taxes, $38 million to be exact.
The White House said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump paid $38 million in federal income taxes in 2005 — on $150 million in earnings — offering a small glimpse at the president’s personal finances, which Trump has so far kept almost entirely private.
The administration offered those details in a statement after journalist David Cay Johnston published two pages of tax information about the president, apparently from Trump’s 2005 return. The revelations were simultaneously broadcast on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow” show, which included an interview with Johnston. Based on the information on the two pages, Trump paid an effective tax rate of about 25 percent.
If MSNBC wanted to do real investigative journalism, maybe they might want to discover how a private citizen’s tax return was illegal gotten?
Mark Levin: “The Question is: Was Obama Surveilling Top Trump Campaign Officials During the Election?” (Audio)
IF THE MSM MEDIA WANTS THEIR WATERGATE, THEY NEED TO INVESTIGATE THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION …
During Conservative talk show radio host Mark Levin’s show he stated the following as Democrats, the LEFT, the MSM and weak kneed Republicans went after ridiculous charges against AG Jeff Sessions,“There’s a much bigger scandal here: We have a prior administration. Barack Obama and his surrogates, who are supporting Hillary Clinton and her party, the Democratic Party. Who were using the… intelligence activities to surveil members of the Trump campaign, and to put that information out in the public.”
Thus we had a sitting president going after a political enemy using the FISA court and the powers fo the federal government. The below is a must listen to audio tape. Please inform yourself and do so. As Instapundit opines, I THINK TRUMP NEEDS TO APPOINT A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO INVESTIGATE. THIS IS A VERY SERIOUS CHARGE. Mark Levin: Was Obama Using NSA Against Trump During 2016 Campaign? LBJ used government resources to spy on opponents. Why should we think Obama wouldn’t?
About Obama’s efforts against Trump: “There’s a much bigger scandal here: We have a prior administration. Barack Obama and his surrogates, who are supporting Hillary Clinton and her party, the Democratic Party. Who were using the… intelligence activities to surveil members of the Trump campaign, and to put that information out in the public. Those are police state tactics. Nothing Flynn or Sessions has done is even in the same category as that,” Levin said.
“The question is: Was Obama surveilling top Trump campaign officials during the election?” he asked.
“We absolutely know this is true, the FBI did a preliminary criminal investigation based on a potential connection between a server in Trump Tower and a couple of Russian banks. That turned out to be a dry hole, but one of the most outrageous things I’ve ever seen… totally uncovered by the media. Instead of closing the investigation, the Obama administration tried to turn it into a FISA court investigation in June . Apparently the first application they submitted named Trump.”
“Even the FISA court said no. There wasn’t enough evidence to make out probable cause involving Donald Trump,” he said. “In the middle of the campaign the administration was actively having Trump investigated.”
The MSM continually wants their WATERGATE, yet they only want it if it is the GOP that is being investigated. NOTE TO MSM … INVESTIGATE OBAMA AND YOU WILL HAVE YOUR WATERGATE!!!
If the reports are true — and they certainly appear to be — Obamagate is 100 times bigger than Watergate.
In short, a sitting president wiretapped the nominee of the opposition party, before the election, using the security apparatus of the federal government.
SESSIONS CONFIRMED …
As reported at the Hill, Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be the next attorney general. The vote was 52-47, with only one Democrat voting for Sessions, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Many Democrats seem to think that Sessions will not act independently of President Trump; however, they had no issue when former AG’s Eric Holder and Lorretta Lynch marched in lockstep with Barack Obama. With Sessions now the new AG, his senate seat needs to be filled and according to the Politico, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley will name Luther Strange, Alabama’s attorney general, on Thursday morning to replace him in the Senate.
The Senate voted Wednesday night to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) as attorney general, capping a vicious debate that left Democrats and Republicans alike seething at times.
No Republicans went against Sessions in the 52-47 vote. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) was the only Democrat to back Sessions.
While Republicans broke out into applause after the vote closed, Democrats largely stood silently. A handful of Democratic senators — including Manchin, Sen. Joe Donnelly (W.Va.) and Robert Menendez (N.J.) — went over and shook Sessions’s hand after the vote. Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), who didn’t support Sessions, hugged him on the Senate floor.
The fight over Sessions escalated this week, when Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) read a letter that Coretta Scott King had written in 1986 that accused Sessions, a U.S. attorney at the time, of using the power of his office to prevent blacks from voting.
President Donald Trump Sets Amazing & Fast White House Pace in First days of Presidency Because He is a Business Man, Not a Politician
AT THE RATE TRUMP IS GOING, HE MIGHT ONLY NEED ONE TERM TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT MOST PRESIDENTS DO IN TWO …
If you wanted politics as normal, political correctness and inefficient government, you elected the wrong candidate. President Donald J. Trump has hit the presidency running in a way that has even made the Energizer Bunny a bit envious. But he has a lot, to make up for after the last 8 years of Barack Obama that can only be described as a fiasco for the American people. Trump has much to deconstruct of the Obama years so to Make America Great Again. Trump is a business man, not a politician. He believes in having the projects come in on time and under budget. That is in direct opposition with Washington, DC, federal government and politicians. The MSM and certainly Washington has never seen anything like Trump and this is exactly why he was voted into office in an electoral landslide. Trump has through executive action begun to undo Obamacare, acted on illegal immigration, affected trade and acted upon so-called climate change. The 2016 was a change election and President Donald J. Trump is the agent of that change!
In his first days in office, President Trump is taking on a dizzying schedule that is decidedly different from those of his immediate predecessors.
Trump is in the Oval Office to take meetings earlier than President Obama, and he’s worked through dinner to stay in the West Wing later than President George W. Bush, who would generally return to his residence at 6 p.m. sharp.
Trump’s pace is a bit more frantic, and many of his daily events are being captured by television cameras in his first week in office.
The 70-year-old is living as a weekday bachelor in the 132-room mansion, as the first lady, Melania Trump, is set to be in New York through the school year with the couple’s son, 10-year-old Barron. Melania will be back for weekends and may come to live in Washington, after the school year.
“It’s a robust schedule,” one White House aide said. “He isn’t wasting any time. He said he was going to go to work for the American people, and that’s what he’s doing.”
This week, Trump has packed his days with meetings with business leaders and auto industry executives and calls to world leaders, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.