Hundreds of emails released by the Department of Justice revealed that former FBI Director James Comey had lied about the existence of emails regarding the tarmac meeting between Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton during the FBI’s email server investigation, CNS News reports.
The documents were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the American Center for Law and Justice. They said the documents, dumped by the Department of Justice last Friday, are proof that “the Comey FBI lied to us.”
“Last July, we sent FOIA requests to both the Comey FBI and the Lynch DOJ asking for any documents related to the Clinton Lynch plane meeting. The FBI, under the then directorship of James Comey, replied that ‘No records responsive to your request were located,’” a press release from the ACLJ last week said.
“The documents we received today from the Department of Justice include several emails from the FBI to DOJ officials concerning the meeting. One with the subject line ‘FLAG’ was correspondence between FBI officials (Richard Quinn, FBI Media/Investigative Publicity, and Michael Kortan) and DOJ officials concerning ‘flag(ing) a story . . . about a casual, unscheduled meeting between former president Bill Clinton and the AG.’ The DOJ official instructs the FBI to ‘let me know if you get any questions about this’ and provides ‘(o)ur talkers (DOJ talking points) on this’. The talking points, however are redacted.