In June of 2016, Bill Clinton met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on the tarmac at the Phoenix International Airport just days before the latter announced that Hillary Clinton would not face charges.
The Gateway Pundit reported that Jay Sekulow, an attorney for President Donald Trump, just spoke out to slam the Department of Justice for blaming a “glitch” for withholding “missing” Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting docs from the ACLJ. The The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) previously filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ in order to obtain these documents. However, Sekulow said the DOJ never ended up turning these documents over.
When Sekulow and the ACLJ teamed up to try and get these documents again, the DOJ responded by saying a “glitch” prevented them from locating the documents.
“That document showed that within minutes of top officials in the AG’s office getting media inquiries about then-Attorney General Lynch’s surreptitious meeting with former President Clinton (in the final days of the DOJ/FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton), the DOJ alerted the FBI to the growing scandal,” Sekulow said. “We only learned about the DOJ’s lie and that it withheld this information from us as a result of a separate lawsuit we filed against the FBI for any documents it had about the meeting.”
“As we told you, we have gone back to court demanding the missing documents from the DOJ and questioning the adequacy of the DOJ’s search for responsive documents,” he added. “Late last week, the DOJ responded in federal court claiming that a ‘glitch’ in its ‘sophisticated’ software prevented it from locating that document. First, to claim the software system is “sophisticated” and then blame a ‘glitch’ is oxymoronic. What is more, it didn’t even attempt to explain the so-called ‘glitch’ in technical terms. It only stated that after learning (from ACLJ court filings) that there was a missing document, it discovered and fixed the ‘glitch’ and that no other responsive documents were withheld by the ‘glitch’ – just the one we already knew about.”
“The #DOJ just absurdly claimed that a ‘glitch’ is to blame for withholding Clinton-Lynch documents from the @ACLJ. Read & RT. ‘The American people deserve more than grade school excuses,'” Sekulow added on Twitter.
The #DOJ just absurdly claimed that a “glitch” is to blame for withholding Clinton-Lynch documents from the @ACLJ. Read & RT. “The American people deserve more than grade school excuses.” https://t.co/uf6adRwSPQ
— Jay Sekulow (@JaySekulow) January 16, 2018
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