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FOIA News: FBI Reopens ACLJ's FOIA Request on Lynch-Clinton Meeting

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FBI Reopens Conservative Group's FOIA Case on Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton Meeting

Susan Crabtree, Wash. Free Beacon, Aug. 16, 2017

The FBI has reopened a conservative organization's request for information about former Attorney General Loretta Lynch's meeting with President Bill Clinton after denying last year that there were any relevant records to disclose.

The American Center for Law and Justice's Jordan Sekulow said Wednesday he has received a letter this week from the FBI's chief of records management saying that the agency had determined that there may be "responsive" FBI records to the group's Freedom of Information Act request last July and so he had reopened the case.

The agency told the ACLJ in October of last year, when the FBI was still under the direction of James Comey, that it had no records related to the infamous meeting between Lynch and Clinton on the Phoenix tarmac.

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