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Reporter Who Broke Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Tarmac Story Found Dead in His Alabama Home, Suicide Suspected

Reporter Who Broke Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Tarmac Story Found Dead in His Alabama Home, Suicide Suspected

“Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said the death is being investigated as a suicide.”

ABC 33/40 news anchor Christopher Sign, the reporter who broke the June 2016 story about the secret meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on a Phoenix tarmac, was found dead in his Alabama home Saturday morning.

According to, police suspect it was a suicide:

Veteran TV newsman and former University of Alabama football player Christopher Sign died Saturday morning in an apparent suicide, according to police.

At 8:13 a.m. Saturday, the Hoover 911 center received a call of a person down at a residence on Scout Trace. Hoover police and fire personnel arrived to find the 45-year-old Sign dead.

Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said the death is being investigated as a suicide.

People who worked with Sign over the years during his reporting days at KNXV-TV Phoenix and ABC 33/40 Alabama were understandably shocked and saddened by the news:

Sign, who worked in Phoenix for 11 years before returning to ABC 33/40 in 2017, wrote a book that was released in January 2020 which included more details about the Clinton-Lynch tarmac meeting:

The promotional write-up on his website about the book alluded to why it was so important that the full story be told:

No cameras, no microphones, no prying eyes and plenty 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 he boarded. Both thought they got away with it. Both were wrong. Amid a heated Presidential race, federal investigations involving emails and Benghazi and society looking for clarity on the future of the country, the secret tarmac meeting would only complicate things. The secret meeting would have never been revealed if it weren’t for a veteran journalist and a trusted source.

He appeared on Fox News a month after the book’s release and talked about the death threats his family received as a result of him writing the story and book, noting that his three children had code words to use:

“Well, 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.”


Because numerous people associated with the Clintons including Jeffrey Epstein have been found dead over the years in what local authorities determined were suicides, some Twitter users weighed in with skepticism over what police are saying was the cause of Sign’s death:

During that Fox News interview last year, Sign talked about what his source saw during the day the infamous Clinton-Lynch meeting took place, and also rhetorically asked why more reporters weren’t curious about what happened:

He said that his source who was there outlined that when Clinton arrived at the airport, he was waiting for Lynch.

“He then sat and waited in his car with the motorcade, her airstairs come down, most of her staff gets off, he then gets on as the Secret Service and FBI are figuring out ‘How in the world are we supposed to handle this? What are we supposed to do?’” Sign said.

“As journalists, you have to ask yourself, why are people not delving into this? Why are we not looking into what exactly happened?”


“This story isn’t about right or left, Republican or Democrat, it’s about right and wrong and journalism.”


As noted earlier, Sign had three sons. He is also survived by his wife Laura.

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I just want to say for the record that I don’t have any evidence the Clintons engaged in even the least violation of law, and I believe they are angelic models of governmental honesty and integrity who never knew Epstein at all, and that all the photos to the contrary are faked. (whew)

    jpwcpa in reply to georgfelis. | June 14, 2021 at 3:59 pm

    Relax, the Clintons don’t strike me as the type to keep abreast of the comments posted here. Of course, your “better safe than sorry” attitude is perfectly understandable, especially since being sorry means being dead.

Sure. Right. I believe this was a suicide like I believe the Warren Commission didn’t lie and falsify as much as those sons of bitches were able to.

It’s been a while since the long legacy of clintoon murders have added another to the long list. All those *suicides* and no one’s been indicted.


Dusty Pitts | June 13, 2021 at 2:19 pm

If you ever do have dirt on the Clintons, make sure it’s at least six feet deep.

Antifundamentalist | June 13, 2021 at 2:29 pm

I’m surprised he lasted this long. You know it’s a death sentence to cross them.

    Even if it was suicide, it was because of unending death threats.

      dunce1239 in reply to dunce1239. | June 14, 2021 at 12:13 am

      When the president gets death threats they find out who made them so it is BS that they are anonymous. If you can not disagree with the pandemic policy or get canceled they can find the people issuing death threats. They are protected by the tech giants.

Halcyon Daze | June 13, 2021 at 2:29 pm

The death is being investigated as an Arkancide.

    TX-rifraph in reply to Halcyon Daze. | June 13, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    “Hoover police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said the death is being investigated as a suicide.”

    This statement sounds strange. It sounds like he is acknowledging that he received the memo and knows the conclusion of the “investigation.”

    One investigates deaths not “suicides.” One looks for evidence of foul play not “How can I make this go away so I can live.” Suicide is a conclusion. A death is a fact. And this death is a message.

      Milhouse in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 14, 2021 at 3:08 am

      No, the statement doesn’t sound strange at all. It is absolutely standard language in such cases. A case is investigated with the expectation of a particular outcome. Sometimes that expectation doesn’t pan out.

      Milhouse in reply to TX-rifraph. | June 14, 2021 at 3:10 am

      Just do a web search for the phrase “is being investigated as” and you’ll find many instances.

    Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Halcyon Daze. | June 14, 2021 at 12:29 am

    There’s that strange coincidence again. What’s the count now?

    malclave in reply to Halcyon Daze. | June 14, 2021 at 1:15 am

    Half expecting the cause of death to be 3 shotgun blasts to the back of the head, and a double barrel shotgun nearby with his prints on it. Obvious suicide.

Sign was the kind of news anchor who seemed to have it all together as a professional news presenter. When he came back to Birmingham’s ABC3340 a few years ago, The Bride and I agreed he was thoroughly professional the way he did his job.

The news last night (Sat, 11/12/21) was very subdued and everybody on camera referred to “the passing of Chris Sign.” I swear all of them were a hair’s breadth away from breaking down on-air. A quick check with al(dot)com explained what happened but not why.

Arkancide? Yup. I believe it.

Moon Battery | June 13, 2021 at 2:42 pm

Why is it everyone who finds dirt on the Clintons commits (*cough) suicide (*cough*)?

The Friendly Grizzly | June 13, 2021 at 2:55 pm

Did he.shootvhomself twice to be sure?

Normally police spokesman will say they cannot speculate on cause of death until after coroner’s report. Google police cannot speculate and you will get 9.4 million hits. But when they want to plant an idea in your head and prepare you for what has already been pre-determined they will speculate to no end.

    Milhouse in reply to UserP. | June 14, 2021 at 3:14 am

    That just isn’t true. Try searching for “police cannot speculate”; you won’t find many relevant instances. Almost all the hits you get will be to actual mysteries. But search for “is being investigated as”, and you will got the volume of hits you claimed for the other phrase.

henrybowman | June 13, 2021 at 3:34 pm

New rule: any suicide of anybody who has dissed the Clintons must be investigated by Columbo.

    Bwhaha! I am busy binge-watching Columbo on Tubi, so this tickled my funny bone. I love Columbo.

    As to this, the story he broke was in 2016, his book released last year, so unless this was just vengeance, it’s hard to see a Clinton motive here (not silencing witnesses, etc.). He already said what he had to say, did the damage he was going to do. Of course Hillary is a particularly hateful, loathsome human being, so I wouldn’t put revenge off the table.

      Morning Sunshine in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 13, 2021 at 5:14 pm

      not revenge. Warning. There are others who have dirt on the Clintons. This is a warning to them.

        TX-rifraph in reply to Morning Sunshine. | June 13, 2021 at 5:57 pm


        TX-rifraph in reply to Morning Sunshine. | June 13, 2021 at 6:05 pm

        The most powerful motive for homicide is concealment. This a cheap way to silence the many others.

        This may have nothing to do with the Clintons. The deep state has many skeletons and many closets. To silence the many others, take out a Clinton critic in Arkansas and everybody knows it was a hit. This may be a a non-Clinton hit because it will work. Everybody will know this is a hit and the “suicide” investigation will not be believed per the plan. Devious but clever evil is.

        DaveGinOly in reply to Morning Sunshine. | June 14, 2021 at 1:00 pm

        Yup. Like everything they put Trump through was not just about Trump. It was a warning to everyone who might follow him “This is what you can expect.”

          jpwcpa in reply to DaveGinOly. | June 14, 2021 at 4:28 pm

          At this very moment, there may be a group of people seated at a table, brainstorming about what sort of absurdly flimsy evidence they would need to manufacture to “get the goods” on Gov. Ron DeSantis.

      Brave Sir Robbin in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | June 14, 2021 at 12:32 am

      “As to this, the story he broke was in 2016, his book released last year, so unless this was just vengeance, it’s hard to see a Clinton motive here (not silencing witnesses, etc.)”

      He was continuing his investigation of the matter. To him, the case was not closed.

Everyone knows who was behind this

Vincefostering Arkansas style

Jesus, and at one time I actually supported those evil evil monsters

Bibi is out


Israel will suffer, even worse than we are with Xiden

Investigators are baffled by the strong odor of cabbage, urine, and farts at the scene

    jpwcpa in reply to murkyv. | June 14, 2021 at 4:31 pm

    If it had been a strong odor of Scotch mixed with hot sauce, it might indicate that Hillary decided to take care of the problem personally.

JusticeDelivered | June 13, 2021 at 7:01 pm

Do the Clinton’s take care of these problems together, or does one of them specialize?

    Oh, undoubtedly this is a Hillary special. She has people who know people. Bubba’s always been the happy-go-lucky scam artist. She’s always been the enforcer.

      DaveGinOly in reply to txvet2. | June 14, 2021 at 1:04 pm

      That’s why they were effective as a team when Bill was front-man. People liked Bill even if they disagreed with him. He was the lovable scoundrel. When Hillary was front-and-center, she was too unlikable to keep the team afloat.

Vince Foster was unavailable for comment.

The Clinton body count continues apace.

nordic_prince | June 13, 2021 at 9:01 pm

Can’t embed a pic, so I’ll just leave this link here:

George_Kaplan | June 14, 2021 at 2:44 am

How many times did he shoot himself in the back of the head to ensure his suicide was successful?

Its Hillary’s world, we just die in it…

Clown 1396 XL | June 14, 2021 at 9:14 am

I have never understood why they just didn’t talk to each other by phone instead of meeting on the tarmac.

This is the most complete reporting I’ve seen on this story so far, and it falls far short. Because of its connection to HRC, I am hoping to see far more about it in coming days. Almost everybody is eager to crow ‘Arkancide’, and it could well be, I guess. But with so much unexplored – his family, financial, or professional situation, for instance – I don’t see how anyone could hold themselves as being fair-minded in such an absence of any kind of meaningful detail. How did he die? Why?

Reporter Who Broke Bill Clinton-Loretta Lynch Tarmac Story Found Dead in His Alabama Home, Suicide Expected

OMG. I just finished Crisis of Character by Gary Byrne. I am speechless.

Apparently one need not be a resident of Arkansas to be afflicted with Arkancide.. I suppose Hillary thought the issue was dead and buried, but last year’s release of the book by Mr. Sign may have garnered too much unwanted attention.

Suicide or Arkancide?