[HOT] : Anchor Christopher Sign who ‘took his own life’ received death threats after revealing Clinton’s ‘tarmac meeting’ in 2016
JOURNALIST Christopher Sign has revealed that he and his family received death threats after breaking news of the 2016 “secret tarmac meeting” involving Bill Clinton and former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
The Alabama TV presenter, 45, was found dead at his home in Hoover on Saturday and cops are investigating his death as suicide.
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Sign, a former University of Alabama football player, wrote a book about a secret tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016.
It is reported that the meeting took place on a private jet at the Phoenix Airport amid the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private mail server.
The book “Secret on the Tarmac” was published in 2019.
The reporter told Fox News in February last year that he and his family had received death threats and his credit cards had been hacked.
He said: “My family received serious death threats shortly after revealing this story. “
Sign revealed that he and his wife gave their children “secret code words” in case something happened to them.
Clinton and Lynch claimed it was a “friendly” conversation, centered around their grandchildren.
But, it took place days before the FBI decided it wouldn’t recommend criminal charges against Hillary.
The meeting raised suspicions whether Bill was pressuring her on behalf of his wife – then a presidential candidate.
Sign said the meeting “was a scheduled meeting, it was not a coincidence.”
He said: “Details everything 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, grandchildren and Brexit. There are so many things that go wrong. “
Sign’s source told him that Clinton had arrived at the airport and was waiting for Lynch.
The reporter said: “He then sat down and waited in his car with the motorcade, his stairs go down, most of his staff go down, he then goes up while the Secret Service and the FBI find out” How in the world are we supposed to handle this? What are we supposed to do? ‘ “
Lynch testified before the House Oversight Committee in 2018.
Sign said: “She mentioned Bill Clinton flattered her, talked about Eric Holder, talked about the way things were at Justice, talked about her performance at work, not those grandchildren. golf course, Brexit. “
But Bill rejected the reporter’s claims and said he was “offended” by the misconduct allegations regarding the airport meeting.
Clinton told investigators, according to a 2018 report by Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz: “I thought, you know, I don’t know if I’m more offended that they think I’m crooked or that they think I’m stupid. “
The ABC 33/40 reporter was found dead at his home around 8 a.m. on Saturday and the news network released a statement mourning the loss of their colleague.
He said, “To know Chris was to love Chris. His family was the most important thing in his life, which is why he ended up returning to ABC 33/40 four years ago. “
The veteran anchor has worked as a reporter in Montgomery and Midland / Odessa, Texas, Birmingham and Phoenix.
He returned to ABC 33/40 in 2017 after turning down an opportunity to work at a major news channel so he could spend more time with his family.
The outlet said: “What most people don’t know is that Chris turned down the opportunity to work for one of the national networks to come to ABC 33/40, and he made that decision at because of his family.
“This decision put him in a place where he could accompany his boys to school in the morning, watch them play baseball at night and take them fishing on the weekends. “
The former college footballer played for the University of Alabama under coach Gene Stallings in the 1990s, the outlet reported.
Sign has won several awards for his journalistic work over the years.
In 2014, he received an Emmy Award for breaking news for his coverage of the shooting of two police officers in Phoenix.
In 2016, he won an Edward Murrow Award for Spotlight on News for his coverage of the search for “Baseline Killer” and “Serial Shooter” in Phoenix.
He and his wife, Laura, met while studying at the University of Alabama and got married and had three sons.
If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues raised in this article, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255) or text Crisis Text Line at 741741.