The American Center for Law and Justice, a conservative-leaning law group, sued the Justice Department on Wednesday after the agency allegedly ignored their Freedom of Information Act request for more information in regards to Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s private meeting with former President Bill Clinton just days before the American people learned Hillary Clinton would face no charges for her email scandal.
“The arrogance and inappropriate actions of the Obama Administration cannot go unchallenged and that is why we have gone to federal court today and filed this critical lawsuit,” said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ. “This Administration has gone out of its way to hide information from the American public — information that is extremely troubling.”
“The stakes are high,” he continued. “The American people deserve a Justice Department with integrity. We must demand accountability for corruption. If we don’t, a constitutional crisis is imminent. The corruption must have consequences.”
When Sekulow called on Lynch to resign, but she didn’t, he filed the FOIA request “demanding answers on how such a careless and perhaps intentionally underhanded meeting was allowed to happen,” referring to the meeting between Clinton and Lynch on the tarmac of the Arizona airport on June 27th.
Sekulow said the FBI and the Justice Department ignored his request, which has lead to what is now the ACLJ’s fourth major federal lawsuit against the Obama administration.
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