Reporter Who Broke the Bill Clinton/Loretta Lynch Tarmac Meeting Found Dead

Christopher Sign. Credit: Fox News.

When I saw “Clintons” trending on Twitter this morning, I knew something was up.

There’s another troubling death that has people talking: 45-year-old ABC 33/40 Alabama anchor Christopher Sign was found dead in his home and police are investigating it as a possible suicide.

You may recall the infamous meeting in the plane on the tarmac at the Phoenix airport between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch in June 2016. That was while Hillary Clinton was running for president and also being investigated by the FBI over her private email server. Shortly after the tarmac meeting, James Comey announced that Hillary Clinton would not be charged, even though it was not his decision to make and even though Lynch never officially recused herself. Clinton and Lynch both claimed that they didn’t discuss the investigation into Hillary Clinton. Both, as lawyers, knew that they shouldn’t have been talking — talk about the screaming appearance of impropriety.

We learned about the meeting because of the great work of Christopher Sign, who broke the story and then later wrote a book about it, “Secret on the Tarmac.”

From Washington Examiner:

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,” Sign said on Fox & Friends in February 2020. “There’s so much that doesn’t add up.”

Sign later left Phoenix and returned to Birmingham where he had played college football and became a news anchor for ABC 33/40 in Birmingham. In the interview on Fox, he described how he moved back there after death threats he received when he broke the story.

“My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story,” he said. “Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words.”

His station issued a statement on his death.

“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher’s loving family and close friends. We have lost a revered colleague who’s indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity. We can only hope to carry on his legacy. May his memory be for blessing.”

Now, obviously, we don’t know all the circumstances yet, but what we do know is that Chris Sign was a great reporter who broke a story that helped provide more information to us all and that he was a good reporter in general. At a time when we are desperate for good journalists who are willing to cover the news honestly and with courage, Chris Sign did exactly that.