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In their latest endeavor, they have filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit against the Department of Justice seeking documents involving former FBI Director James Comey. The documents requested are non-disclosure agreements that Comey signed.
Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department on Friday in an effort to obtain any non-disclosure agreements signed by former FBI Director James Comey.
The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, after the DOJ did not respond to the conservative watchdog’s June 13 FOIA request. The group wants to see any such agreements in light of Comey’s controversial decision to leak notes describing conversations with President Trump.
“How is it the FBI allowed Mr. Comey to walk out the door with sensitive documents about President Trump?” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “It is remarkable that we have to sue the FBI in federal court to get these answers about this scandal.” …
Part of the reason Judicial Watch is seeking the Comey authored documents is in regard to the leaked memo from Comey to the New York Times. There are still questions into the ethics of the memo Comey gave to the Times regarding a meeting he had with President Donald Trump.