DOJ PANICKED AFTER SECRET CLINTON-LYNCH TARMAC MEETING NEWS BROKE, EMAILS SHOW

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Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow read the stunning timeline breakdown of the Lynch-Clinton tarmac docs on his radio show Friday morning.

Mike Levine of ABC News made contact to Melanie Newman (Director of DOJ Office for Public Affairs)  with message:

” Hey guys, wanted to address something ASAP…Apparently our affiliate in Phoenix is hearing that the AG met with Bill Clinton on a plane last night for close to an hour. But hoping I can provide them some guidance ASAP. Thanks”

Below is a timeline breakdown of the first 30 minutes of the news breaking over the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting in Phoenix in June 2016 via the lawyers at ACLJ. Crisis management from DOJ responded within ONE MINUTE of the email inquiry from ABC about the meeting. The first email was sent at 1:14 PM, the response was at 1:15 PM. The full breakdown can be read here.

The full document production, including the still redacted talking points can be found here.

 

June 28, 2016

Email Chain: “Bill Clinton meeting?”

  • 1:14pm – Mike Levine (ABC News) to Melanie Newman (Director of DOJ Office for Public Affairs) (OPA) [0001] [0099] [0104] [0107] [0111] [0116]
    • Content: “Hey guys, wanted to address something ASAP…Apparently our affiliate in Phoenix is hearing that the AG met with Bill Clinton on a plane last night for close to an hour. They seem to think it’s somehow connected to the Benghazi report released today (“I’m not sure what the connection would be). But hoping I can provide them some guidance ASAP. Thanks.”
    • ContextFirst media request about Clinton/Lynch Meeting.
  • 1:15pm – Newman (OPA) forwards ABC email to Carolyn Pokorny (Deputy Chief of Staff & Counselor to AG Lynch) (OAG) and Kevin Lewis (Press Secretary for DOJ to AG Lynch) (OPA) [0001] [0099] [0104] [0107] [0111] [0115]
    • Content: “We need to talk. I’m on cell (redacted (b)(6))”
    • Context: Based on the time zone, Pokorny and Lewis appear to have been with the AG.
    • Note: Email  Sent to senior OAG Officials within 1 min of story breaking.
  • 1:16pm (10:15 AM PST) – Pokorny (OAG) to Newman (OPA). [0099] [0103] [0106] [0111] [0115]
    • Content: “+Matt. I’m free. I will get a conference line.”
    • Note: Within 2 min, Matthew Axlerod (ODAG), the Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General (#2 to DAG Yates), was added to the conversation. His current bio states that he “took the lead in advising on crisis management within the DOJ, working closely with the White House, Congress, the FBI, and the media on DOJ’s most sensitive and high-profile matters.
  • 1:17pm – Newman (OPA) to Levine (ABC) [0001]
    • Content: “What’s your number?”
  • 1:17PM – Pokorny (OAG) Emails [0103] [0106] [0110] [0115]
    • Content: “Dial-in: (Redacted (b)(6)). Passcode: (Redacted (b)(6)).”
  • 1:18pm: – Lewis (OPA) Emails [0001] [0099]
    • Content: “+SF and Uma”
    • Context: This denotes that at this time, Shirlethia Franklin (Deputy Chief of Staff & Counselor to AG Lynch) (OAG) and Uma Amuluru (Counselor to the AG) (OAG) were added to the conversation.
  • 1:20PM – Shirlethia Franklin (OAG) to Lewis (OPA) ccing Pokorny (OAG), Newman (OPA), Mathew Axelrod (Associate Deputy AG to AG Sally Yates) (ODAG), and Amuluru (OAG) [0099]
    • Content: “I can step out and hop on a call. Is there a conference line?”
  • 1:24pm: – Levine (ABC) emails Newman (OPA) [0002]
    • Content: “Are you in your office? I can [come] by in like 15 or so.”
  • 1:25PM – Lewis (OPA) Emails [0103] [0110]
    • Content: “I need to stay at the event right now because press is here. The press avail starts in about 40 minutes.”
  • 1:25PM – Franklin (OAG) Emails [0103] [0106] [0110] [0114]
    • Content: “Kevin – I’ll fill you in. Shirlethia.”
  • 1:26PM – Amuluru (OAG) to Franklin (OAG) ccing Lewis (OPA), Newman (OPA), Pokorny (OAG), Axelrod (ODAG) [0103] [0106] [0110] [0114]
    • Content: “Same”
  • 1:29pm: – Newman (OPA) to Levine (ABC) [0002]
    • Content: “I’m not but heading back. I’ll call you.”
  • 1:32PM: Levine (ABC) to Newman (OPA) [0002]
    • Content: “Sounds good thx.
  • 1:44PM – Newman (OPA) Emails [0102] [0105] [0109] [0114]
    • Content: “Adding Peter to this chain for review. Peter – feel free to call me to discuss. 202-305-1920. Draft Statement: (Redacted(b)(5))”

 

 

One thought on “DOJ PANICKED AFTER SECRET CLINTON-LYNCH TARMAC MEETING NEWS BROKE, EMAILS SHOW

    Brittius said:
    August 11, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    If they panicked, then the USAG has some serious housecleaning to do.

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