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Reporter who broke story of 2016 Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Secret tarmac meeting found dead of apparent suicide

Christopher Sign, an Alabama journalist, was found dead in his home at the age of 45 on Saturday. His death has been marked a suicide by reports and his employers, however, an investigation is ongoing.

Suspicions surrounding his death have emerged due to previous controversial events in Sign’s career. In a tribute to the late journalist, ABC 33/40 wrote, “He worked with our reporting staff on a daily basis, but also worked behind the scenes with the I-Team and with news managers on coverage of major events. You were very likely to get an email from him with a story idea in the middle of the night. He was passionate about journalism and showed it each and every day as he pushed himself and his colleagues to be the best.”

In 2016, Sign broke the infamous tarmac meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. The story caught fire, as the New York Times reported, “[The meeting] welled into a political storm, with Republicans asserting that it compromised the Justice Department’s politically sensitive investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email practices while she was secretary of state.” After being exposed, the meeting created more tension in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Then AG Lynch denied the meeting was planned or compromising to her investigation. Sign went on to write a book about the incident, prior to the publication he told Fox, “We knew something had occurred that was a bit unusual. It was a planned meeting. It was not a coincidence.” He continued, “My family received significant death threats shortly after breaking this story. Credit cards hacked. You know, my children, we have code words. We have secret code words that they know what to do.”

ARTICLE: ANTOINETTE AHO

MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: NY DAILY NEWS

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Antoinette is a community college student in Sacramento, California. She is a Politics Editor at Fact Based America, a correspondent for Campus Reform, and a student journalist. She previously worked for Turning Point USA as a High School Coordinator.

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