ACLJ Files FOIA Lawsuit Against FBI Over Comey’s ‘Spies’ in Trump White House
The American Center for Law and Justice filed a FOIA lawsuit against the FBI on Wednesday seeking documents about two ‘spies’ former Director James Comey sent into the White House to gather information on Trump.
The ACLJ, which is run by Trump’s personal attorney Jay Sekulow is seeking all of Comey’s emails from April 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017.
“Today, we are filing a federal lawsuit against the FBI in Washington, D.C. If these Deep State agencies will not comply with the law until a federal court forces them to, then we’ll keep filing federal lawsuits and taking them to court,” the ACLJ announced Wednesday.
The ACLJ filed the FOIA lawsuit after Real Clear Investigations reporter Paul Sperry released a report about Comey’s covert agent inside of the White House.
According to investigative reporter Paul Sperry, Comey was running a “counterintelligence assessment” on Trump on the sly. Comey didn’t even need to keep files or get surveillance warrants on Trump, he may just have covertly made Trump the subject of investigation by spying on him incidentally. Comey of course denies he did this in book ‘A Higher Loyalty.’
Comey’s agent inside the White House, Anthony Ferrante, was reporting back to the FBI about Trump and his aides, sources tell Paul Sperry.
James Comey refused to say publicly that Trump was not under investigation, something he reassured Trump in private, but never declared publicly.
Sekulow on Monday reported on the second FBI operative Jordan Rae Kelly who replaced Comey spy Anthony Ferrante.
FBI operative Jordan Rae Kelly took over for Ferrante and gave him access inside the Trump White House after he left government to work for BuzzFeed.
Here is what the ACLJ is seeking:
- All records, including emails, memorandums, briefs, electronic messages, etc., pertaining to this spy Ferrante’s time within the White House and beyond. Specifically, we are requesting records and emails between or about Comey and Ferrante and others.
- We are also demanding records related to this spying effort and what we call Comey’s circle of corruption. These are Comey’s closest advisors including: FBI General Counsel James Baker; Deputy Director/Acting Director Andrew McCabe; Deputy Assistant Director of Counterintelligence Peter Strzok, McCabe’s Deputy Counsel, Lisa Page; and Comey’s Chief of Staff, James Rybicki, David Bowdich (Director’s Office – DO), Michael Steinbach (Director’s Office – DO), Trisha Anderson (OGC), E.W. Bill Priestap (Counterintelligence Division – CD), and Jonathan Moffa (Counterintelligence Division – CD).
- Finally, we are requesting “All of James Comey’s emails from April 1, 2016, to May 31, 2017.”
After the #FBI failed to comply with the @ACLJ’s #FOIA request regarding how former #FBI director #JamesComey reportedly placed spies in the #WhiteHouse, we are filing a lawsuit. The American people deserve the truth. https://t.co/N815oFEDmU
— Jay Sekulow (@JaySekulow) September 4, 2019