REPORT: Judge Orders Top Obama DOJ Official to Preserve Podesta Email Communications

Court Grants Judicial Watch Request

On January 15th, 2017, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice seeking access to emails between Peter Kadzik who is the Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs and the disgraced John Podesta who was the chairman of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign.

From Judicial Watch:

Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted Judicial Watch’s Motion to Preserve emails of a U.S. Department of Justice assistant attorney general.  Judge Sullivan issued a Minute Order on January 17, 2017, requiring the Justice Department to “preserve all agency records and potential agency records between the dates of December 1, 2014 and November 7, 2016 in any personal email account of Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik.”

The lawsuit for access to the emails is in regard to the Justice Department’s review of Hillary Clinton’s emails.


According to the President of Judicial Watch, Tom Fitton, the Obama Administration has been any but easy to work with.

From Judicial Watch:

“It is astonishing that the Obama Justice Department continues to play games on emails, especially Clinton-related emails,” said Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton.  “Judicial Watch’s lawsuit, and the court’s hard-hitting court order, should send a signal to the entire Obama administration not to destroy government records on its way out the door.”

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