More Justice emails show reporters tried to ignore Lynch-Clinton scandal

Source: Investors Business Daily
by staff

“Journalists rushed to the defense of two reporters after President Trump accused them of being ‘reluctant to cover’ the scandalous tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton. But a review of the entire cache of email exchanges inside the Justice Department at the time shows that Trump has it right. Trump was referring to email exchanges between Justice public affairs officials and reporters from the New York Times and the Washington Post. The emails were among the 400-plus pages of internal emails that flew around at Justice soon after a local Phoenix reporter happened to get wind of the off-the-books Lynch-Clinton meeting on June 27, 2016 — just days before the FBI decided to drop its investigation of Hillary Clinton. In one email, Washington Post reporter Matt Zapotosky writes that ‘my editors are still pretty interested in it, and I’m hoping I can put it to rest.’ In another, New York Times reporter Mark Landler appears to complain that he’s been ‘pressed into service’ to cover the story. Reporters have been quick to say that those emails don’t mean anything, because both newspapers carried stories about the meeting on their front pages.” (08/10/17)