Law enforcement officials are trying to get to the bottom of a supposed “suicide” of the reporter who broke the Clinton-Lynch tarmac story, Christopher Sign.
During the 2016 campaign, former President Bill Clinton secretly met with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch in Phoenix. Sign went on to write a book about the encounter titled “Secret on the Tarmac” after his report of the secret meeting, which garnered national attention.
According to AL.com, “At 8:13 a.m. Saturday, the Hoover 911 center received a call of a person down at a residence on Scout Trace. Hoover police and fire personnel arrived to find the 45-year-old Sign dead.” The death is being investigated “as a suicide” by Hoover police.
Sign played football for the University of Alabama and moved to a local ABC News station in Alabama in 2017 after working at a news station in Pheonix.
The Daily Wire reports:
Sign told Fox News last year that he “knew something had occurred that was a bit unusual” on the tarmac.
“It was a planned meeting,” Sign said. “It was not a coincidence.”
“[The book] details everything that they don’t want you to know and everything they think you forgot, but Bill Clinton was on that plane for 20 minutes and it wasn’t just about golf, grandkids, and Brexit. There’s so much that doesn’t add up,” he said. “He then sat and waited in his car with the motorcade, her airstairs come down, most of her staff gets off, he then gets on as the Secret Service and FBI are figuring out ‘How in the world are we supposed to handle this? What are we supposed to do?’”
Sign, who said that he received death threats over his reporting, said that the story “isn’t about Right or Left, Republican or Democrat, it’s about right and wrong and journalism.”
“My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story,” said Sign. “Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words. We have secret code words that they know what to do.”