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Revealed: NYT, WaPo reporters didn’t want to cover Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting, forced to by bosses

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Reporters with two mainstream media newspapers were reluctant to cover the controversial meeting then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch had with former President Bill Clinton on a airport tarmac last summer, just days before the FBI would conclude their criminal investigation into Clinton’s wife, Hillary.

The American Center for Law and Justice published emails on Friday that showed how reporters covering the story were less than enthusiastic about doing so when they reached out to the Department of Justice for comment. The non-profit received the emails through a Freedom of Information Act request.

The emails detail exchanges a reporter with the New York Times and a reporter with the Washington Post had with DOJ officials about the infamous tarmac meeting.

In an email on June 30, Mark Landler, a White House correspondent with the Times, wrote to a DOJ official that his editors have “pressed” him “into service to write about the questions being raised” about the tarmac meeting.

Meanwhile, Matt Zapotosky, a national security reporter for the Post, wrote to DOJ officials on June 30 asking for a “quick” phone conversation about the Clinton-Lynch meeting.

“My editors are still pretty interested in it and I’m hoping to put it to rest by answering just a few more questions about how the meeting came about-who approached who, how did they realize they were in the same place,” Zapotosky wrote.

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