Despite Objections From DOJ, Federal Court Orders Justice Department to Preserve Comey’s Personal Emails

Judicial Watch strikes again! 

On Monday, a federal court ordered the Justice Department to preserve Comey’s personal emails thanks to a joint lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller News Foundation.

Inspector General Horowitz recently revealed in his much-anticipated report on the FBI [mis]handling of the Hillary email investigation that Comey was actually using a personal Gmail account to conduct official business while he was the Director of the FBI.

According to the IG report, then-FBI Director James Comey used a secret Gmail account when conducting FBI business, despite warning other agents they would be in “huge trouble” if they did the same thing.

The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch sought a preservation order in a joint lawsuit filed in July.

The Justice Department refused to comply, via the Daily Caller:

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.

On Monday, despite push back from the DOJ, a federal court ordered the Justice Department to preserve Comey’s personal emails–a victory for Judicial Watch and the American people.

Tom Fitton said in a statement Monday the ultimate goal of this preservation order is to obtain Comey’s records through FOIA requests/lawsuits and the preservation of his records is the first step.



Once again Judicial Watch is doing the heavy lifting!

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