The not-leaked documents which did not end up in the hands of Wikileaks, (because there were no leaks you understand,) suggested otherwise. In fact they suggested some kind of deal had been done, maybe one which promised that if Lynch dropped the Clinton data crimes case she would be allowed to keep breathing.
Not surprisingly, following the above media clip several concerned watchdog groups filed FOIA requests seeking any and all DOJ and/or FBI documents related to what was either (i) a really poorly timed meeting, in the best case, or (ii) a clear attempt by a former President of the United States to apply leverage over the current Attorney General to obstruct justice and get his wife elected President.
After originally being there were no documents to produce in response to their July 2016 FOIA request, Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton was subsequently told by the FBI in October 2017 that the relevant documents had simply been overlooked, 30 pages worth of relevant docs...30 pages which Fitton now says will mark the "beginning of the end" of the DOJ's "cover-up" when they're released this Thursday. That's a very big overlook.
FBI Hid Clinton/Lynch Tarmac Meeting Records. But the cover-up begins to end -- thanks to @JudicialWatch -- the day after tomorrow. @RealDonaldTrump needs to clean house at FBI/DOJ.Fitton expressed his frustration with the botched FOIA response back in October after describing the FBI as "out of control" and saying it's "stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit." Per Judicial Watch:
“It is stunning that the FBI ‘found’ these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit,” stated Judicial Watch Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch will continue to press for answers about the FBI’s document games in court. In the meantime, the FBI should stop the stonewall and release these new records immediately.”
This case has also forced the FBI to release into the public domain, the FBI’s Clinton investigative file, although more than half of the records remain withheld. The FBI has also told Judicial Watch that it anticipates completing the processing of these materials by July 2018. Whatever else happens after the documents are released, with public confidence in the agency having been hovering just above zero for over a decade, this could destroy them completely. A politicized police force is the stuff of fascist tyrannies, it has no place in a democracy.
There is significant controversy about whether the FBI and Obama Justice Department investigation gave Clinton and other witnesses and potential targets preferential treatment.
So will Judicial Watch finally manage to release documents that expose collusion between a former U.S. President, the FBI and the sitting Attorney General to cover-up a massive Clinton scandal or will they simply release more heavily redacted documents that tell us precisely nothing. We'll let you know on Thursday.