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August 07, 2017

Emails Show that NYT, WaPo Colluded to Kill Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Conclave Story

"Unenthusiastic" about covering the story.

Reporters with the Washington Post and New York Times were apparently less than enthusiastic about covering the controversial private meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton just months ahead of the 2016 election.

The non-profit American Center for Law and Justice published emails Friday that showed reporters asking Department of Justice officials for details on the meeting.

Mark Landler, a reporter for the Times, is seen in one June 30 email reaching out to a DOJ official to say he's "been pressed into service to write about the questions being raised" by the meeting.

Matt Zapotosky with the Post emailed a DOJ official the same day after several other emails to say that his editors "are still pretty interested" in the story but that he wanted to "put it to rest."

By the way, Loretta Lynch used a fake name in many email correspondences-- I'm sure she had no intent to break the law in avoiding FOIA disclosures.

Like her predecessor, Eric Holder, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch used an email alias to conduct government business, The Daily Caller has confirmed....

Using the pseudonym “Elizabeth Carlisle,” Lynch corresponded with DOJ press officials to hammer out talking points in response to media requests about the meeting.

Lynch's lawyer claims that this pseudonym was not an attempt to avoid FOIA, and that the alias was known to people who would FOIA records.

Mm-hm.


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