Christopher Sign, ABC Journalist Who Broke Story of Secret Meeting Between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch Before 2016 Election, Kills Himself

Christopher Sign, who broke the 2016 story about Bill Clinton’s tarmac meeting with then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch, has died of an apparent suicide, according to authorities in Alabama. Sign is seen above last year holding a copy of his book Secret On The Tarmac

The 45-year-old television news man who was the first to report of a secret meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch that was held on her private jet in 2016 has died of an apparent suicide.

Police in Hoover, Alabama, said they received a 911 call at 8:13am on Saturday of a person down at a home on Scout Trace.

First responders arrived at the home and found the body of Christopher Sign, a former University of Alabama football player and veteran broadcast journalist with Birmingham’s ABC TV affiliate WBMA-LD.

News of Sign’s death, which is being investigated by police as a suicide, was reported by AL.com.

In 2016, Sign reported that former President Clinton had met with Lynch on her private jet at Phoenix Airport.

Bill Clinton approaching AG Lynch’s jet on the tarmac at Phoenix airport in June 2016
Prior to becoming a journalist, Sign attended the University of Alabama in the 1990s, where he played on the school’s football team as an offensive lineman. While in Tuscaloosa, he met his wife, Laura, who was an All-SEC volleyball player for the Crimson Tide. Sign is survived by Laura and their three children

It was alleged that their conversation centered around an ongoing investigation into whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State was illegal.

Bill Clinton and Lynch would go on to portray it as an impromptu friendly chat.

Days later, the FBI chose not to bring criminal charges against Hillary, who was in the midst of her presidential campaign.

Less than two weeks before the 2016 election, however, the probe was re-opened after emails were found on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the former congressman and husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

The FBI began investigating Weiner in 2015 after DailyMail.com revealed that he was in a ‘sexting’ relationship with a 15-year-old girl.

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SOURCE: Daily Mail, Ariel Zilber and Ross Ibbetson

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