Report: FBI Told Reporters “No Photos, No Pictures, No Cell Phones” of Bill Clinton-AG Loretta Lynch Meeting
Alright, I ignored this story UNTIL this report.
I figured it was just the "Conservative" media attempting to make hay our out of waves of the hand.
But telling reporters they are not allowed to take photos is a kind of admission of guilt. Where there's smoke there's fire:
“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.’”
Since when is it against the law to take photos of public officials?
First of all, it isn’t the FBI’s job to tell journalists or private citizens they can’t take photographs of a former president and the Attorney General.
What were the agents going to do, arrest people for taking a picture or video? Also, if there was nothing wrong with the meeting and it was totally innocent, why were federal agents instructed to demand no one take a picture?
Finally, let’s stop focusing on the fact that this meeting was inappropriate because Clinton’s wife is under investigation by Lynch’s Justice Department. I mean, that’s bad, but it’s actually letting Lynch and Clinton off the hook a bit.
By focusing on the appearance of conflict because Hillary Clinton is being investigated, we are willfully overlooking the very real conflict in the fact that Clinton himself is under investigation, as the Grand Poo-bah at the Clinton Foundation.I have a question, and this might betray my ignorance: WHY WOULD THE FBI BE THERE AT ALL? Does the FBI follow ex-Presidents around to protect them? Not to my knowledge. Does the FBI go wherever the Attorney General goes? Not to my knowledge. So why were they there unless there was FBI business taking place there ... on a tarmac ... at the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.
There was no reason for the FBI to be there if this was just a chance meeting. There was no reason for the FBI to be there, unless there was some official FBI business going on.