A federal lawsuit filed against the Justice Department on Wednesday seeks to force Attorney General Loretta Lynch to reveal the details of her secret airport meeting with former President Bill Clinton, which took place amid the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton private email scandal.
On June 27th, Lynch held a suspiciously timed meeting with former President Bill Clinton on her private airplane on the tarmac of the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The next week the FBI and Justice Department agreed no charges should be brought against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her “extremely careless” handling of classified information on a private email server.
The American public might not even know about the meeting if it weren’t for media spotting Clinton exiting his own jet.
The American Center for Law and Justice is now seeking more information about the controversial meeting by suing Lynch.
Lynch previously claimed that her half-hour discussion with Bill Clinton was merely friendly and personal — but her critics didn’t buy it.
“Our conversation was a great deal about grandchildren, it was primarily social about our travels and he mentioned golf he played in Phoenix,” Lynch said at the time.
Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ, said in a statement:
“We are currently in ongoing litigation against the Obama Administration over the Iran lie, inaction on genocide, collusion with the Clinton Foundation, and now the secret meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. We are also winning in multiple federal lawsuits against the Obama Administration’s IRS over its unlawful targeting of conservatives groups.
The stakes are high. The American people deserve a Justice Department with integrity. We must demand accountability for corruption. If we don’t, a constitutional crisis is imminent. The corruption must have consequences.”
Lynch later admitted the meeting was a mistake and she “would not do it again” because it had the potential to “cast a shadow” over the Clinton email investigation. The attorney general then essentially recused herself from the case when the DOJ’s objectivity was questioned because of the meeting.
Everything that has happened so far in the Clinton email saga could be a moot point as the FBI has relaunched its probe into the matter after thousands of new potentially relevant emails were discovered on a laptop shared by Clinton aide Huma Abedin and Anthony Weiner.
The FBI is also reportedly “actively and aggressively pursuing” an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. Two separate sources told Fox News that they believe an indictment in case is “likely,” pending acts of obstruction.
Editor’s Note: this article was edited for content after publication.