The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice for failing to act on its request for information regarding the questionable tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch last year.
The meeting between Clinton and AG Lynch was questioned because it happened just days before Hillary Clinton was interviewed by the FBI regarding her private email scandal.
Under the Freedom of Information Act ( FOIA), the Judicial Watch can request for all information and documents related to the meeting in question. Americans can also get records about government deals and programs. Such is to guarantee truthfulness in government matters.
The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. Court of the District of Columbia. Judicial Watch is requesting to get the records it first attempted to gather in June 2016. The group filed a Freedom Of Information Act request then, still under the Obama administration and with AG Lynch still in office.
According to the U.S. Postal Service records, the DOJ received the Judicial Watch group's request in early July last year. In December, request numbers were assigned to the FOIA move of Judicial Watch.
However, the DOJ did not decide whether they would accept or deny the request within the alloted time applicable under the FOIA. It simply allowed the request to lapse.
The request of Judicial Watch included getting all records related to the June 28, 2016 meeting between Lynch and Clinton. Transcripts of the meeting are also part of the requested information. Also included are all records of communication sent to or from officials in the AG's office regarding the meeting. Relevant information contained in the day planners and calendars should be included,too.
The Judicial Watch believes that the dubious meeting between Lynch and Clinton is a clear example that the Obama administration's criminal investigation into the case of Hillary was rigged or fake.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch is confident that they would get the information they are requesting this time under the AG Sessions-led agency. The group also believes that the Trump administration would correct the injustice done by Obama in protecting Hillary.