Judicial Watch Forced To Take Legal Action On The DOJ For Violating The Freedom Of Information Act
The complaint was filed after the Department of Justice failed to release communications between Comey and Mueller in a timely manner. Under the Freedom of information ACT the Department of Justice is required to comply but, yet again, failed to do so!
The Judicial Watch group requested this information to uncover if James Comey and Robert Mueller colluded together against President Trump. It’s simple, did Mueller approve Comey’s use of classified information in his book?
According to The Gateway Pundit, there could be real grounds for the lawsuit:
On January 19, 2018, the FBI provided Judicial Watch a “Glomar” response, stating that it could, “neither confirm nor deny that the specific items you seek exist or do not exist as mere acknowledgment of these items would require the FBI to confirm or refute these assumptions,” which it claims could possibly interfere with law enforcement proceedings.
Lifezette reported that the Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking documents regarding James Comey’s communications with special counsel Robert Mueller about the former FBI director’s private conversations with President Donald Trump, the watchdog group said Friday.
At least two of Comey’s memos to himself about his conversations with President Donald Trump contained classified information, The Wall Street Journal first reported Friday. Although Comey redacted portions of one of the memos before sending it to his friend, Columbia Law School professor Daniel Richman, the other memo contained unredacted elements the FBI later classified as “confidential.”
Judicial Watch filed its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain records of Comey’s discussions with Mueller about those memos.
“Did Comey improperly funnel his dishonest memos and collude with the Mueller special counsel operation as part of a vendetta against President Trump?” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement Friday. “Why is the DOJ still protecting James Comey and the out-of-control Mueller operation?”
As Reported By The Washington Examiner:
Mueller has received intensifying criticism from some Republican lawmakers who argue that his long-standing friendship with Comey renders him unsuited to lead an investigation that pertains to Trump’s decision to fire Comey from the FBI.
“No one knows Mr. Mueller’s true intentions, but neither can anyone dispute that he now clearly appears to be a partisan arbiter of justice,” Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., said in August. “Accordingly, the law is also explicitly clear: he must step down based on this conflict of interest.”
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