The ABC reporter who revealed the infamous story of the 2016 tarmac reunion between Bill Clinton and then Attorney General Loretta Lynch has been found dead in his apartment.
The body of Christopher Sign, 45, was found in his apartment in Birmingham, Alabama on Saturday morning around 8 a.m. His death is under investigation for suicide, according to Police Lt. Keith Czeskleba.
“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Christopher’s loving family and close friends. We have lost a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will forever serve as a mark of journalistic decency, honesty and integrity. We cannot only hope to carry on his legacy. May his memory be for blessing, “Eric Land, vice president and general manager of ABC 33/40, said in a statement.
Sign wrote a book about breaking tarmac history called Secret on the tarmac.
“The plan was perfect. No cameras, no microphones, no prying eyes and lots of security. The setting for a clandestine meeting could not have been better. Former President Bill Clinton exited Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s private plane 20 minutes after boarding. They both thought they would get away with it. Both were wrong. Amid a heated presidential race, federal investigations involving emails and Benghazi and society seeking clarity on the country’s future, the secret meeting on the tarmac would only complicate matters. The secret meeting would never have come to light without a seasoned journalist and a trusted source, ”reads the Amazon description of his book.
When the tarmac story came out, it made massive waves internationally as the secret meeting took place during the election – and just days before then FBI Director James Comey, announces that the office would not recommend charges against Hillary Clinton.
It’s certainly interesting how many people who walked through the Clintons end up dying too young.