Judicial Watch, on Wednesday, sued the Department of Justice for their failure to respond to their request for records relating to the meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch while Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton was being investigated by the FBI during the campaign.
The conservative nonprofit watchdog group said in the lawsuit that the Justice Department did not act on their June 29, 2016 request for transcripts, communications and any references to the said meeting as provided by the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
The Daily Caller reports:
Clinton and Lynch met privately on a plane parked at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport on June 27, 2016. The FBI was investigating a private email server Clinton’s wife and then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used during her time as secretary of state. The FBI interviewed her just days after her husband met with Lynch.
Lynch admitted that the meeting “cast a cloud” over the investigation. Clinton was not punished for what FBI Director James Comey called “extremely careless” actions surrounding her server.
It is now the task of the new Trump administration to make sure that those who broke the law are made accountable.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said, “Now it will be up to Attorney General Sessions at the Trump Justice Department to finally shed some light on this subversion of justice.”