WASHINGTON, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), which has filed a number of federal lawsuits against the Obama Administration to obtain information through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, today filed a federal lawsuit in Washington, D.C. against the Department of Justice to unearth information about the June meeting between Attorney General Lynch and former President Clinton - just days before the Justice Department's Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) cleared former Secretary of State Clinton in a criminal probe concerning her unauthorized email server.
"The arrogance and inappropriate actions of the Obama Administration cannot go unchallenged and that is why we have gone to federal court today and filed this critical lawsuit," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "This Administration has gone out of its way to hide information from the American public - information that is extremely troubling. The stakes are high. The American people deserve a Justice Department with integrity. We must demand accountability for corruption. If we don't, a constitutional crisis is imminent. The corruption must have consequences." The lawsuit filed today comes after the ACLJ sent FOIA requests to the Obama Justice Department and the FBI, demanding answers on how such a meeting was allowed to happen. The FBI acknowledged the ACLJ's FOIA request, and even granted our request for expedited processing by determining that we had shown our requests concerned "[a] matter of widespread and exceptional media interest in which there exist possible questions about the government's integrity which affect public confidence." The Justice Department remained silent.