‘Did Comey Collude With Mueller?’ Judicial Watch Sues DOJ For Comey-Mueller Communications
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced Friday it filed a lawsuit against the Justice Department for communications on James Comey and Robert Mueller.
Tom Fitton wants to know, “Did Comey collude with Mueller as a vendetta against Trump?”
Via Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for all records of communications relating to former FBI Director James Comey’s providing memoranda of his conversations with President Trump to Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00932)).
The suit was filed after the FBI informed Judicial Watch that it would neither “confirm nor deny” the existence of the materials for an August 4, 2017, FOIA request seeking:
- All records of communications between former FBI Director James Comey and Special Counsel Robert Mueller, or members of SC Mueller’s investigative committee, relating to the return of memoranda of conversations, memoranda to the file or notes regarding same generated by Comey following conversations with government officials during his tenure as FBI Director.
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.
Comey’s involvement with the special counsel was first revealed on June 8, 2017, when the former FBI director testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he leaked memos of his conversations with President Trump “because (he) thought that might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton had this to say about Comey’s communication with the special counsel:
“Did Comey improperly funnel his dishonest memos and collude with the Mueller special counsel operation as part of a vendetta against President Trump? Why is the DOJ still protecting James Comey and the out-of-control Mueller operation?”
Did Comey improperly funnel his dishonest memos and collude with the Mueller special counsel operation as part of a vendetta against @RealDonaldTrump? Why is the DOJ still protecting James Comey and the out-of-control Mueller operation? https://t.co/izh7cZwNoR
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 20, 2018
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