Christopher Sign, the reporter who broke the story about the private meeting between former president Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch, said Thursday that the FBI was present telling people they were not allowed to take video or pictures.
"They wait for her to land," Sign said on The O'Reilly Factor. "She arrives. People step off of her plane. The former president steps into her plane. They then speak for 30 minutes privately. The FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones.’"
This form of press blackout does not help the political firestorm the meeting has already caused.
The morning anchor for ABC15 Arizona also discussed the confusion of Clinton being in Phoneix in the first place. Mediaite reported about it:
Sign said that despite multiple phone calls to sources, he still had "no idea" why Clinton was in Phoenix in the first place, and cast doubt on Lynch’s story that he was there to play golf. "I’ve reached out to several sources, those with intimate knowledge of his movements… Not one so far has said that he played golf. I’m not saying that he didn’t play golf, I’m just saying I’m yet to confirm he played golf."
Lynch has already been accused of having"‘a conflict of interest" in this investigation earlier this month. She told Fox News Sunday there was no undue influence in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server use, in spite of President Obama’s public endorsement.