Coronor releases new particulars on the alleged suicide of Clinton Tarmac reporter Christopher Signal
Over the weekend, we reported that Christopher Sign, the reporter who spread the story of Bill Clinton's secret meeting with Loretta Lynch on a tarmac in Phoenix in 2016, was found dead in an alleged suicide. Now the coroner has released some new details about his death.
Coroner's report appears
The Jefferson County Coroner / Medical Examiner's Office announced that Sign, 45, was found dead at his home in Hoover at 8:14 a.m. on Saturday, June 12, 2021.
The coroner's report said that Sign was found dead by family members, according to The Trussville Tribune. While the cause of death has not yet been revealed, Hoover police believe it was a suicide.
Backstory: Christopher Sign, journalist who uncovered Bill Clinton's secret tarmac meeting with Loretta Lynch, who died of apparent suicide
"To know Chris was to love Chris," said ABC 33/40, where Sign worked before his death, in a statement Saturday. "His family was the most important thing in his life, which is why he returned to ABC 33/40 four years ago."
"Chris has been a great leader in our newsroom," continued ABC 33/40. "He worked with our reporters on a daily basis, but also worked behind the scenes with the I-Team and with news managers to cover major events."
ABC 33/40 Vice President & General Manager Eric Land paid tribute to Sign in a separate statement with the words: “Our deepest condolences go to Christoph's loving family and close friends. We have lost a honored colleague whose [sic] indelible impression will forever serve as a sign of decency, honesty and journalistic integrity. We can only hope to carry on his legacy. May his memory be a blessing. "
Schild's Clinton Tarmac Story
Sign is the reporter who secretly met the story of Clinton and Lynch on a tarmac in 2016. Their discussion was believed to be an ongoing investigation into whether Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while the Secretary of State was illegal was.
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Both Clinton and Lynch tried to portray the conversation as just friendly conversation, but eyebrows raised when the FBI decided just days later not to file a criminal complaint against Hillary, who was in the middle of her presidential campaign, according to Daily E. -Mail.
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The investigation resumed less than two weeks before the 2016 presidential election after emails were found on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the former congressman and husband of Clinton's top adviser Huma Abedin.
Then-FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress in late October announcing that the investigation would resume and would later close just two days before the election. Hillary lost the election to Donald Trump, with some believing that the timing of Comey's letter to Congress may have cost her the presidency.
This piece was written by James Samson on June 16, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used with permission.
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