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AP News has obtained audio and video footage of a meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton. During this meeting they discussed the case of former white house intern Monica Lewinsky. During the discussion it was disclosed that Lynch had been consulting with President Clinton’s private law firm about the handling of the e-mail case. Lynch stated that she had spoken to the former president about the “cigarette smoking case” and the need to improve the relationship between the press and the justice department. In addition, Lynch revealed that she and Clinton discussed the possibility of President Clinton testifying before Congress about Whitewater, the real estate transaction that brought several major players to greater controversy. She further stated that she and Clinton had discussed the possibility of former President Clinton moving forward without sitting for a trial, though no such discussions have taken place.
As AP News reported in their main article, the Justice Department and the FBI reached a settlement last month over the controversial case of a naturalized U.S. citizen who was killed while serving jail time for killing his girlfriend and another person while illegally working in America. The settlement did not release any findings from the investigation, but the AP reported that the government would not be releasing any findings for several months. Several news agencies including the New York Times and Washington Post have criticized the Obama administration for not fully disclosing information in this case. Media critics say that because the AP did not publish a story the U.S justice department violated the media’s free speech rights. Further, some news outlets have suggested that the Justice Department could have done a better job of getting details from witnesses in this case.
Some news organizations have also suggested that this case is another example of media bias, as white Americans are more likely to support the defendants in this case than other groups of people. Media critics say that it is unfair to assume that all viewers share the same views on these cases, and that some news organizations, particularly conservative outlets, will overstate the rights of the prosecution. Even if the two reporters who worked for the AP’s original report were given an unannounced visit by the US justice department, they would have still been biased. The fact remains that the AP has become somewhat politically aligned in recent years, and many people worry that this could change the way the agency does business in the future. Indeed, some news outlets have suggested that the new administration may seek to curb free speech at the AP.
Before issuing a full verdict on whether or not the AP was indeed guilty of any wrongdoing, the panel will need to look at all of the details surrounding this case. The fact checkers will need to look at whether or not the AP misquoted Senator John McCain, as well as whether the AP failed to properly report comments by White House counselor, Jay Carson. If the panel concludes that any of these points were incorrectly reported, the verdict on the AP’s 2020 editorial review would be a clear thumbs down.
This isn’t the first case of faulty reporting that has harmed the chances of winning the presidential race. In 2020, Al Gore’s campaign was widely criticized because of errors in its reporting about the results of the presidential election in Florida. If the AP News Review Panel feels that the AP failed to give the correct impression of the presidential election in Florida, and if there are clear indications that the major news outlets have a liberal tilt, then the AP could suffer major losses in its coverage of the presidential election in the upcoming presidential election.