(National Sentinel) Injustice: Since he was fired by President Donald Trump for intentionally cacking up the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s very obvious mishandling of classified information, James Comey has become as unhinged as all other Obama-era Deep State officials involving in undermining the current administration.
There is so much about Comey’s activities as FBI director under Obama that we still don’t know, however, but there are efforts underway to find out.
And every one of them is being thwarted by a Justice Department that is supposed to be working on behalf of POTUS Trump and the American people.
The Daily Caller, along with Judicial Watch, has been attempting, under the Freedom of Information Act, to gain access to Comey’s work-related emails.
And in typical fashion, DoJ is doing everything to thwart those efforts — including, some believe, violating regulations that require government agencies to preserve officials’ communications.
The DC reported Friday:
The Department of Justice has refused to take any steps to preserve work-related emails former FBI Director James Comey had on a personal account that The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch requested under the Freedom of Information Act, the conservative watchdog will file in court Friday.
“There is nothing but complete silence about why the FBI has failed to take steps to preserve records responsive to DCNF’s request,” Judicial Watch attorney Michael Bekesha will write in the filing before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
Judicial Watch and TheDCNF filed a joint lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act on April 25 seeking records, including emails, Comey produced regarding meetings and conversations he had with then-President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden and a variety of other political figures.
Following the Justice Department Inspector General’s June 2018 report, which disclosed that Comey used a personal Gmail account for official FBI business, both groups sought a preservation order to assure no records related to their FOIA requests were lost or destroyed.
Both groups requested U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly order the Justice Department to preserve all of Comey’s personal emails related to the two requests on July 27.
The same day, Kollar-Kotelly took the unusual step of demanding an expedited reply from the Justice Department, ordering that the agency respond to the court by Aug. 1 and to respond to Judicial Watch and TheDCNF by Aug. 3.
In its reply to the court on Aug. 1, Justice Department U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu continued to refuse to send an order to Comey or share its communications with the former director seeking the preservation of all his personal emails related to the FOIA requests.
In its opposition to the preservation request, the Justice Department stated, “even if they [sic] were a possibility of responsive records in Director Comey’s personal email, Plaintiffs cannot meet their burden of showing that such records would be lost without a preservation order.”
Comey has been far less than forthcoming about many things, including the number of times he met privately with Obama.
“Judicial Watch, in its May 22 FOIA, asked for any documents or memoranda written or ordered written by Comey summarizing his conversations with any of the following individuals: Obama, Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona,” The DC reported further.
If Trump had an attorney general with a spine, we wouldn’t still be playing these games with a department that has a lot of explaining to do regarding nefarious activities on behalf of the former president.