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DOJ refuses to preserve Comey's email records


Daily CallerThe 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 is seeking to preserve Comey's personal emails on the theory that they may contain work information subject to FOIA (and relevant to their FOIA requests concerning the FISA warrant and investigations of Trump). Comey's admitted he had a personal email account (not a big deal) and that he used it for work purposes occasionally (not necessarily a big deal) but taken together those should make the contents a slam-dunk legal case for preservation of those emails. This is not an ordinary low-stakes case where you can ask someone to check their personal email for responsive information and assume they'll do an honest search and give you whatever they have.

This entry was published Mon Aug 06 10:30:32 CDT 2018 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2018-08-03 13:06:43.0. [Tweet]

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