Christopher Sign, the 45-year-old journalist who broke the tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch in 2016, was found dead on Sunday.
His death is currently being investigated as a suicide.
According to the Daily Mail report, police in Hoover, Alabama received an emergency call from Sign’s residence early Sunday morning, saying the journalist was unresponsive. They then confirmed his passing.
In 2016, the journalist and author of the book Secret On The Tarmac worked for ABC15 in Phoenix, Arizona when he reported on a secret meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. Sign’s report of the private plane meeting involving Clinton and Lynch led to the former AG’s ousting from an ongoing DOJ investigation looking into Hillary Clinton’s 100+ emails sent via private server.
The ground-breaking report was released in the midst of a presidential campaign between Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton, and eventual winner Donald Trump.
An Inspector General’s report, released in June 2018, called Lynch’s tarmac meeting with Bill Clinton an “error of judgment for the public perception,” despite claiming no political bias was involved. Lynch stepped away from the investigation as a result of Sign’s report.
“We have lost a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty and journalist integrity. We can only hope to carry on Chris’s legacy. May his memory be for blessing,” commented Sinclair Broadcast Group Vice President Eric S. Land regarding Sign’s passing.
Christopher Sign was interviewed by Fox News in 2020 discussing the death threats he received for his knowledge of the secret meeting.
Christopher Sign is survived by his wife, Laura Sign, and their three sons.