Former FBI Director James Comey is in the news again.
Judicial Watch, a conservative group, filed a Freedom of Information Act (FIOA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice to obtain “the metadata” of Comey’s memos from his conversations with President Trump.
From Judicial Watch press release:
Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for the metadata for the memoranda written by former FBI Director James Comey memorializing his conversations with President Donald Trump as well as records about Comey’s FBI-issued laptop computer or other electronic devices and records about how Comey managed his records while he was FBI Director (Judicial Watch, Inc., v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 17-cv-01520)). The metadata information may include details about when the memos were created or edited and by whom.
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Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton commented on the memos:
“We want to figure out when Mr. Comey wrote or edited his memos and how his records were created and managed by the FBI,” said Judicial Watch President, Tom Fitton. “The fact that Mr. Comey walked out of the FBI with these sensitive documents tells us something isn’t right at the FBI and Justice Department. We are in court to get answers.”
A previous Judicial Watch FIOA request sought a response by July 21 and went unanswered by the DOJ.