As I have written many times, the President Bill Clinton- Attorney General Loretta Lynch June 2016 tarmac meeting in Phoenix was not a friendly get-together that happen spontaneously, according to the DOJ Inspector General’s report.
Michael Horowitz’s report states that Lynch’s public affairs supervisor, who was traveling with her, informed DOJ investigators that President Clinton’s Secret Service detail contacted Lynch’s security detail well ahead of time to arrange the meeting.
This goes against the narrative both players have said that the rendezvous was a friendly stop and chat for the last two years.
As I have reported this “casual get-together to talk about the grand kids,” was followed days later by then-FBI Director James Comey stating that his agency, which reports to the DOJ chief, would not recommend criminal charges against Clinton for using a private email server while Secretary of State.
On page 203 of the report it states:
The OPA Supervisor said that he later learned that former President Clinton’s Secret Service detail had contacted Lynch’s FBI security detail and let them know that the former President wanted to meet with Lynch. Although Lynch’s staff was supposed to receive notice of such requests, witnesses told us that they were not informed of the request from former President Clinton.
So President Clinton knew Lynch’s plane was there and scheduled a meeting with the Attorney General. The same woman would was probing his wife’s use of a private email server to save top-secret government documents.
Although not mentioned in the report, I have a source stating that President Barack Obama was on a call to the plane from the Oval Office at the time of the meeting. The source claims NSA recordings of the meeting exist.
Twenty minutes into the meeting a Lynch senior staffer entered the plane to break up the meeting as a photographer was spotted in the area.