Government watchdog Judicial Watch is not giving up on the issue of former FBI Director James Comey and the release of classified information. They have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice. The documents they are seeking are “all non-disclosure agreements pertaining to the handling, storage, protection, dissemination, and/or return of classified information that were signed by or on behalf of former FBI Director James Comey.”
Their suit comes after the DOJ failed to respond to the request sent on June 13 for the records. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton has expressed the same frustration with the lack of government oversight that many of us feel;
“How is it the FBI allowed Mr. Comey to walk out the door with sensitive documents about President Trump?”
— Brooke Singman (@brookefoxnews) August 11, 2017
He also does not understand why the DOJ did not respond to the first request;
“It is remarkable that we have to sue the FBI in federal court to get these answers about this scandal.”
This is just the most recent action from Judicial Watch on this issue. In June they warned the FBI about their responsibility under the Federal Records Act (FRA) to recover any records that were leaked or unlawfully removed by Comey.
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) August 11, 2017
The group then filed an FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ for information about Comey’s memo about the meeting with President Trump. They followed that with a lawsuit for the metadata (“data that provides information about other data”) about the memo. They also demanded records about Comey’s FBI-issued laptop or any other devices. They believe the metadata might “include details about when the memos were created or edited and by whom.”
Judicial Watch is one of the few groups that have been determined to pursue Comey and his misconduct as the director of the FBI. In the Democrat’s fury to prosecute President Trump for anything possible, they have effectively diverted attention from the real wrong-doing.
Source: Judicial Watch