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FBI Reopening Clinton-Lynch Tarmac FOIA Request, Jay Sekulow: ‘Very Significant, I’d Give It A Ten’ [VIDEO]

Jay Sekulow sat down with Sean Hannity and Greg Jarrett on Fox News last night to discuss the ongoing efforts by the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) to compel the U.S. government to turn over documents pertaining to the infamous ‘tarmac’ meeting between then Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton during the 2016 election. Sekulow is both president Trump’s attorney and chief council to the ACLJ.

Last year, the ACLJ approached the FBI for documents pertaining to the clandestine Lynch-Clinton meeting – which the FBI lied about possessing – telling the organization that the documents didn’t exist.

After being stonewalled by the FBI, the ACLJ approached the Department of Justice with the same request. When they didn’t hear back, a federal court order was obtained demanding the release of information.

Then, two weeks ago, the ACLJ took possession of 481 pages of heavily redacted emails which were full of communications between the FBI and DOJ about the tarmac meeting among other things – including communications received by James Comey’s chief of staff with ‘information on talking points on how to handle the Clinton-Lynch meeting in Arizona.‘. (link here to PDF)

The emails also revealed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch used her grandmother’s name as an alias while communicating over government email systems.

With their lie exposed, the FBI bends the knee:

As a result of the 481 pages of communications now proven to exist, Sekulow told Hannity that the FBI had agreed to a new FOIA request for documents pertaining to the tarmac meeting.

In short: the FBI lied about the documents, the ACLJ has proof the lied thanks to a court-ordered production of email records, and now the FBI has agreed to search for more documents pertaining to the case.

Sekulow also added [T]he letter Letter from FBI denying there was any info relevant to us was signed by same section chief who came back and now has said “whoops, we’re going to go back and check” because they know we’ve got those documents.”

The FBI lied or they’re stupid

Fox anchor and attorney Greg Jarrett said there are three possibilities as to why the FBI lied about the documents.

Either they lost the documents and they’ve suddenly been found, or they lied when they said there are no documents, or they didn’t understand the request. –Greg Jarrett

Jarrett also said that the precedent cited to justify the heavy redactions is legally inappropriate.

Scale of 1-10

Finally, when Hannity asked how big this is, Jay Sekulow responded “I think this is very significant, I give it a 10. And I’ll tell you why. Just think about what took place on that tarmac. That is not the way equal justice under the law is supposed to work.”

Enjoy: 

Via ACLJ.org on Monday, before learning that the FBI had agreed to satisfy the new FOIA reqeust:

We just delivered 413 pages of documents on the clandestine Clinton-Lynch meeting to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.

These documents – relevant to the Committee’s ongoing oversight of former Obma Attorney General Loretta Lynch, and specifically her role in the criminal investigation of former Secretary Hillary Clinton – were received as a result of our litigation against the Department of Justice for failing to comply with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

In addition to the FOIA-obtained documents, we also provided the Senate Judiciary Committee a complete timeline of the most relevant communications and events that occurred after Attorney General Lynch secretly met with former President Bill Clinton on July 27, 2016, on the Phoenix Airport tarmac.

This timeline and these documents include evidence of:

  • Obama Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s alias email account;
  • Numerous redactions, including main “talking points,” in circumvention of FOIA;
  • Comey-led FBI lies on the existence of requested documents;
  • DOJ-Media collusion;
  • A White House connection; and
  • Revelations that Obama-loyalists are now investigating themselves.

In our letter, we urged the Senate Judiciary Committee “to thoroughly complete their oversight in order to ensure the American people that our judicial system is indeed blindly applicable to everyone.”

As we’ve stated previously, we will continue “preparing direct legal action to get the unredacted documents – the talking points and spin that the DOJ bureaucracy still doesn’t want the American people to see. We are winning. The truth will come out and those responsible will be held accountable.”

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3 comments

  1. Cricket

    ACLJ was founded by Pat Roberson and Jordan Sekulow, the son, is the Executive Director. Noose tightening or just more theatre?

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  2. zeropointnow

    ACLJ is Trump’s best weapon right now, as they are aggressively creating leverage against enemies – sniffing around, filing FOIA requests, etc. This huge doc scandal could be enormous leverage to Trump right now for example. The fact that the FBI lied tells me this isn’t kabuki – though I’m not holding my breath for any arrests. Wonder what else is the ACLJ working on?

    That said, Jamie Gorelick continuing to represent Kushner on non-Russia matters is highly disturbing. As a long standing and deeply ingrained liberal establishment operator, her ideological mission would of course be to undermine Trump – and she’s probably smart enough to do it. She could also be a leak factory as she’s probably at the White House constantly.

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  3. Cricket

    Very interesting comments, ZPN. There seems to be a few, you could say, cross-overs around the Trump administration.

    With respect to Jamie Gorelick, the best lawyers can litigate either side of case successfully. But they have a duty to avoid conflicts of interest and must honour their protected Attorney-Client privileges. Let’s hope Gorelick is of this calibre.

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