New documents confirm the FBI ran cover-up for Clinton

December 4, 2017

New documents confirm the FBI ran cover-up for Clinton Gage Skidmore / CCL

While Bill and Hillary  Clinton are linked to an ever-growing list of scandals that go back decades, they still manage to evade justice thanks to the endless support they receive from their followers. Now, more information has come out showing just how far some government agencies will go to help the Clintons escape what they deserve.

Documents released by Judicial Watch on Thursday show that the FBI tried desperately to hide the details of Bill Clinton’s tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch – even going on an all-out hunt for the leaker.

You can’t make this stuff up.

The tarmac meeting

In the summer of 2016, Hillary Clinton was not only the heavily-favored Democratic candidate for the presidency — she was also at the center of an investigation into unauthorized, private email servers in her bathroom. Clinton was using the servers to send and receive classified information outside of regular protocols that would archive her communications as public records.

Around the same time, former President Bill Clinton secretly met with Lynch on the tarmac at Phoenix International Airport. Their 30-minute clandestine meeting was leaked to the press,

Clinton and Lynch claimed it was a totally coincidental meeting, and all they discussed was their grandchildren; it was completely unrelated, of course, when a few days later, FBI Director James Comey said he would not recommend charging Hillary in regard to the emails.

Watchdog group Judicial Watch filed requests under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in attempt to learn more about the meeting. And while the FBI claimed in October 2016 that no records pertaining to the meeting existed, emails unearthed in a related lawsuit forced the FBI to admit in August that “potentially responsive documents may exist.”

And not only did they exist, they were highly damning.

FBI only cared about the leak

The documents revealed that the tarmac meeting threw the FBI into a panic. The problem was that they didn’t care about the meeting itself or its implications — the agency only cared about who leaked it to the press.

“We need to find that guy,” read one email from a blacked-out source, referring to the whistleblower who leaked the meeting to the press. “[I]n an attempt to stem any further damage.” Another message called a news article about the meeting “infuriating.”

Another email said of the press article:

This is exactly why our Discretion and Judgement are the foundation of the AG’s [Attorney General’s] trust in our team, which is why we can never violate that trust, like the source did in this article.

The documents also showed that the Phoenix FBI office was contacted with guidance as to how agents could help cover up details of the meeting.

This evidence plainly shows the FBI was — and maybe is — involved in a cover-up to protect Hillary Clinton. Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton says, “These new documents confirm the urgent need to reopen the Clinton email scandal and criminally investigate the resulting Obama FBI/DOJ sham investigation.”

Luckily, watchdog groups like Judicial Watch are poised to ensure that every rock is overturned.

Kit Perez

Kit Perez is a Conservative Institute contributor. She is an intelligence analyst with a dual specialty in counterintelligence and HUMINT. She writes on national security, tech, and privacy issues. Kit has a B.A. in Counterintelligence and an M.A. in Intelligence Studies from American Military University.