The FBI has “reopened” its case into the infamous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, and will begin searching for records and material related to the incident, reports Fox News.
The American Center for Law and Justice confirmed the bureau’s decision, saying the FBI had informed the group they had “reopened” the case as part of a formal request using the Freedom of Information Act.
The FBI had initially told the ACLJ they did not possess any records relating to the meeting.
“While we appreciate that the FBI has ‘reopened’ the case file and is now ‘searching’ for documents responsive to our duly submitted FOIA request from more than a year ago, it stretches the bounds of credulity to suggest that the FBI bureaucracy just discovered that ‘potentially responsive’ records ‘may exist’ on its own accord,” said Jay Sekulow, the group’s President.
The FBI’s current position states that “records potentially responsive to your request may exist.”
The infamous tarmac meeting raised serious ethical and legal concerns whether the Obama administration and other government officials were interfering in the FBI’s investigation over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.
Days after the meeting, former FBI boss James Comey refused to prosecute the democratic presidential nominee, saying she was “careless” in handling classified material, but did not break any federal laws.