Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, announced that the FBI has found 30 pages of documents concerning the 2016 tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
"The FBI is out of control. It is stunning that the FBI ‘found' these Clinton-Lynch tarmac records only after we caught the agency hiding them in another lawsuit," Judicial Watch Tom Fitton said in a statement. "Judicial Watch will continue to press for answers about the FBI's document games in court. In the meantime, the FBI should stop the stonewall and release these new records immediately."
The watchdog group expects to receive the newly revealed documents by the end of November.
Lynch met Bill Clinton on a private plane at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Ariz., on June 26, 2016, while the FBI investigation concerning Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was still underway, raising concerns about Lynch's independence.
In July 2016, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request regarding "all records of communications between any agent, employee, or representative," concerning Clinton's use of a personal email server and Bill Clinton's meeting with Lynch.
The Justice Department failed to comply and led to the FOIA lawsuit that Judicial Watch says paved the way to it expecting a new tranche of documents.
The FBI did not originally uncover documents concerning the tarmac meeting, according to Fox News. However, the Justice Department did find email correspondence related to the meeting in a related case in 2017.
In response, the FBI sent a letter dated August 10, 2017 that said, "Upon further review, we subsequently determined potentially responsive documents may exist. As a result, your [FOIA] request has been reopened…" and added they are investigating any "responsive material."
"We presume they are new documents. We won't know what's in them until we see them, unfortunately," Fitton told Fox News in an email Friday. "The fact they just ‘found' them is yet another scandal."
The meeting was controversial and caused Republicans to question why Lynch met with Hillary Clinton's husband shortly before the investigation of Clinton's use of personal email server concluded without any charges.
Additionally, former FBI Director James Comey said the meeting was troublesome when he testified before the Senate in June.