NYT, WaPo 'reluctant' to cover shady tarmac meeting

NYT, WaPo 'reluctant' to cover shady tarmac meeting

In a series of tweets on Tuesday, the president went after the Post and the Times for allegedly failing to seriously cover former President Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's meeting past year on an airport tarmac during the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's email practices.

The emails show that Peter Kadzik, then-assistant attorney general, was involved in handling the Justice Department's response to media inquiries regarding the tarmac meeting.

The alias was used in 413 pages of emails obtained by conservative watchdogs Judicial Watch and the American Center for Law and Justice, Fox News reports.

The discussion of a plea bargain took place late last month and was offered by a high-ranking Justice Department official to the Clinton lawyer.

Top federal officials using email aliases is not illegal or new. The revelation that Holder used an alias for official business raised concerns about email practices in the Obama administration, and whether it would be possible to obtain all such communications subject to the FOIA. "They knew they were caught in this in what was clearly not an appropriate meeting".

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However, critics of the practice argue that such aliases can result in some requested emails to and from officials going undetected.

The emails center around Lynch's meeting with Clinton on the tarmac of the Phoenix airport in June 2016.

Lynch later claimed that she and the former president did not discuss his wife's potential prosecution or anything related to the FBI's investigation. Their meeting occurred just ahead of the FBI's interview with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton regarding her email scandal. Clinton left his private plane and boarded Lynch's uninvited.

About a week after the controversial tarmac meeting, then FBI Director Comey concluded the case by saying Clinton was "extremely careless" but recommended the Justice Department not pursue criminal charges. But she did say that she realized that the meeting could be interpreted as a conflict of interest.

Newman's assistant told Fox News she had no comment. He also said the agency acknowledged in February 2016 that Lynch was using the alias.

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