Judicial Watch Sues to Expose DOJ FISA Abuses and Continued Stonewalling of Congress Relating to Spygate
Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting.
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced this week it filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice to expose its FISA abuses and continued stonewalling of Congress on records relating to the Russian witch hunt.
Latest lawsuit seeks DOJ’s Communications with Congress about FISA Warrants against Carter Page and other Trump presidential campaign staff, says JW.
Via Judicial Watch:
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications between both the DOJ and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence regarding the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrants against foreign policy advisor Carter Page and other members of Trump campaign (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-01088)).
The suit was filed after both the Justice Department and the FBI, a division of the DOJ, failed to respond to separate February 9, 2018, FOIA requests seeking:
- Any records of communications between DOJ officials and Members of the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary (“USSCJ”) and/or their staff members regarding USSCJ’s attempts to acquire the applications and renewals for FISA warrants against Carter Page and any other members of President Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as any records relating to or forming the basis of those FISA warrant applications/renewals from June 1, 2016 to the present.
- Any records of communications between DOJ officials and Members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (“HPSCI”) and/or their staff members, regarding HPSCI’s attempts to acquire the applications and renewals for FISA warrants against Carter Page and any other members of President Trump’s presidential campaign, as well as any records relating to or forming the basis of those FISA warrant applications and renewals from June 1, 2016 to the present.
Tom Fitton had this to say about the obstructionists in the Justice Department:
“Judicial Watch’s latest federal FOIA lawsuit aims to uncover details of the DOJ/FBI obstruction and contempt for Congress on Spygate. The Deep State doesn’t want Congress, Judicial Watch or the American people to see the full extent of its abuses targeting the Trump campaign and now President Trump.”
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is doing everything he can to hide pertinent Spygate documents from Chairman Nunes.
Rosenstein is also fighting to keep his 2-page memo detailing Mueller’s scope from Chairman Nunes and Trey Gowdy.
President Trump should declassify all documents relating to Spygate and the Russian collusion witch hunt.
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