JOINS FORMER EPA ADMINISTRATOR, FORMER A.G., AND THEIR COLLECTIVE BOSS
by Sharon Rondeau
(Aug. 5, 2017) — In a detailed article published on Friday, Jordan Sekulow of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) reported that the Justice Department released to them “hundreds of pages” requested over a year ago through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.
The FOIA stemmed from the June 27, 2016 face-to-face meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the nation’s 42nd president, William Jefferson Clinton, at an airport tarmac in Phoenix, AZ.
As the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, Lynch was charged with overseeing the FBI’s investigation into whether or not then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should be charged with a crime as a result of her sharing classified information over an unauthorized, private server while she was Obama’s Secretary of State.
While using the non-government server in the course of carrying out government business, Clinton did not employ an official “.gov” email address, but rather, a personal one.
More than 33,000 of the emails from her personal account have never been made public despite a FOIA request and lawsuit filed by the public-interest firm Judicial Watch, which has also pursued documents relating to the Clinton/Lynch tarmac meeting through the same means.
The encounter between Bill Clinton and Lynch garnered the curiosity of some in the press, although left-leaning publications such as The Washington Post and The New York Times apparently were loathe to write about it.
Jordan Sekulow is the son of Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel and now one of President Trump’s attorneys. On the day the Affordable Care Act was signed, March 23, 2010, The Post & Email interviewed the younger Sekulow about legal action the ACLJ planned to take to challenge it.
Directly after the tarmac meeting, the elder Sekulow called upon Lynch to resign, although his demand remained unmet through the remainder of Obama’s term.
Some reports said that if Hillary Clinton were elected over Donald Trump, she would maintain Lynch as her attorney general.
Jay Sekulow reported that the FBI had agreed to respond to his organization’s FOIA request with “expedited processing.” However, the then led by James B. Comey, the agency later informed the ACLJ that “No records responsive to your request were located.”
The ACLJ eventually filed a federal lawsuit for the records, the results of which were finally received on Friday. Its article announcing the receipt of the documentation is titled, “DOJ Document Dump to ACLJ on Clinton Lynch Meeting: Comey FBI Lied, Media Collusion, Spin, and Illegality.”
After some questioned Lynch’s supposed objectivity in the Clinton email investigation following the tarmac meeting, Lynch said that she “wouldn’t do it again.”
In sworn testimony to the Senate Judiciary committee on May 3, 2017, then-FBI Director James B. Comey said that he took it upon himself on July 5, 2016 to announce that neither the FBI nor the Department of Justice would prosecute Hillary Clinton because the DOJ could conclude its investigation “credibly.”
Comey contended at the time that “no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case” against Clinton despite a long list of transgressions he said she committed.
The emails released to the ACLJ, beginning at page 119, show that the section containing “talking points” formulated to purportedly answer media questions about the Lynch/Clinton tarmac meeting is completely redacted.
A “Kevin Lewis” is noted as one of the OPA email participants; Obama’s current spokesman bears the same name.
On page 3 of a group of 13, an email sent by Melanie Newman of the OPA to “Elizabeth Carlisle” copied to seven other individuals contains the salutation, “AG Lynch -“.
Top Environmental Protection Agency officials used computer instant messages to try to circumvent open-records laws, according to a lawsuit filed by a researcher who has been hounding the agency to comply with the law.
Christopher C. Horner, the researcher who earlier uncovered that EPA officials were using private email addresses to conduct official business, said that in going over some of those earlier records he discovered that the agency was using instant messages, too.
Last September, The Daily Caller reported that Obama “used a pseudonym when communicating with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by email, and at least one of those emails ended up on Clinton’s private email server, new FBI documents reveal.”
The link embedded in the story to the FBI’s website now yields an error message.
On March 10, 2015, six weeks before leaving office, then-Attorney General Eric Holder was reported by The Los Angeles Times to have used three “alias” email addresses.
On July 19, 2013, former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams, who is now working on Trump’s election integrity project, wrote an article titled “‘Barry Soetoro’ Has Registered to Vote at White House Address.”
“Barry Soetoro is a name that President Obama has used in the past,” Adams reported.
Obama has never addressed his apparent name change from “Barry Soetoro” to “Barack Hussein Obama II.” To the public’s knowledge, the former does not appear on his original birth record, although an image said to represent that record posted on the White House website in 2011 was found by a criminal investigation to be a “computer-generated forgery.”