The New York Times did not cover a controversial meeting that took place between U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former president Bill Clinton more than 24 hours after the news broke, a review of the Times news reports shows.

Lynch confirmed to a Phoenix ABC affiliate Wednesday that she met with Clinton, whose wife Hillary Clinton is currently under investigation by federal authorities. The news was picked up throughout the day by other outlets including CNN, the Washington Post and CBS.

The Times has not published any report on the meeting. The paper did run an Associated Press report that was published at 11:30 a.m. ET on Thursday but the paper's timestamp on that re-publication is 9:33 a.m. ET, nearly two hours before the AP's report.

A spokeswoman for the Times did not return a request for comment from the Washington Examiner.

Lynch told reporters in Phoenix that the meeting was "primarily social." It took place at Phoenix airport while both Lynch and Clinton were in the area, she said.

Republicans and Democrats alike have said the meeting appears inappropriate, given that Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, is under investigation for her improper use of a private email server during her tenure as head of the State Department.