ABC journalist, 45, who broke story of secret Arizona tarmac meeting between Bill and Loretta Lynch in 2016 before Hillary email probe was dropped ‘kills himself’
Ariel Zilber and Ross Ibbetson – Daily Mail.co.uk June 13, 2021
Prior to becoming a journalist, Sign attended the University of Alabama in the 1990s, where he played on the school’s football team as an offensive lineman. While in Tuscaloosa, he met his wife, Laura, who was an All-SEC volleyball player for the Crimson Tide. Sign is survived by Laura and their three children
- Christopher Sign, 45, was found dead in his home in suburb of Birmingham
- Police said they received 911 phone call just before 8:15am on Saturday
- Investigators found Sign’s body when they arrived at his home in Hoover
- Initial reports indicate that his death is being investigated as a suicide
- In 2016, Sign broke story of tarmac meeting between Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch
- Ex-President Clinton met then-attorney general on tarmac of Phoenix airport
- Lynch’s Justice Department was investigating Clinton’s wife, Hillary Clinton
- Meeting forced Lynch to recuse herself from overseeing the investigation
- Hillary Clinton was being investigated for use of a private email server for official communications during her tenure as secretary of state
- If you or someone you know is suffering from suicidal thoughts, call the national suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255
The 45-year-old television news man who was the first to report of a secret meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch that was held on her private jet in 2016 has died of an apparent suicide.
Police in Hoover, Alabama, said they received a 911 call at 8:13am on Saturday of a person down at a home on Scout Trace.
First responders arrived at the home and found the body of Christopher Sign, a former University of Alabama football player and veteran broadcast journalist with Birmingham’s ABC TV affiliate WBMA-LD.
News of Sign’s death, which is being investigated by police as a suicide, was reported by AL.com.
In 2016, Sign reported that former President Clinton had met with Lynch on her private jet at Phoenix Airport.
It was alleged that their conversation centered around an ongoing investigation into whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while Secretary of State was illegal.
Bill Clinton and Lynch would go on to portray it as an impromptu friendly chat.
Days later, the FBI chose not to bring criminal charges against Hillary, who was in the midst of her presidential campaign.
Less than two weeks before the 2016 election, however, the probe was re-opened after emails were found on a laptop belonging to Anthony Weiner, the former congressman and husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin.
The FBI began investigating Weiner in 2015 after DailyMail.com revealed that he was in a ‘sexting’ relationship with a 15-year-old girl.
Then-FBI Director James Comey sent a letter to Congress in late October announcing the re-opened investigation. Two days before the election, the investigation was closed.
Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump. Some observers believe that the timing of Comey’s letter to Congress may have cost her the presidency.
Since 2017, Sign has been an anchor on the local news station ABC 33/40 in Birmingham.
‘Our deepest sympathy is shared with Chris’s loving family and close friends,’ said Sinclair Broadcast Group Vice President and General Manager Eric S. Land.
‘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.’
James Spann, a meteorologist and colleague of Sign, tweeted: ‘We are still in shock over this news. Chris was a very good friend, and an incredible journalist. The grief today has been overwhelming.’
Wendell D. Edwards tweeted: ‘I’m in disbeliefe. Praying for his family and the 3340 family too.’
Jamie Hale, a sports anchor for the same station where Sign worked, tweeted in response to a news story about his death from her organization’s web site: ‘I can’t believe we have an article with this title. It doesn’t feel real.
‘We were in the office together last night cutting up like we always do.
‘I don’t understand why. I can’t talk about you in the past tense.
‘The grief today is unbearable.’
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