DOJ sued for concealing Comey records

By Bob Unruh

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Washington watchdog Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Department of Justice for refusing to provide copies of non-disclosure agreements pertaining to fired FBI Director James Comey.

The federal department simply refused to respond to the Judicial Watch request.

The FBI allowed Comey to leave his position with copies of his notes of private conversations with President Trump, which he then turned over to a friend with instructions to publicize them in the media in an effort to provoke a special-counsel investigation.

Judicial Watch said Friday it filed the legal action “for all non-disclosure agreements pertaining to the handling, storage, protection, dissemination, and/or return of classified information that were signed by or on behalf of former FBI Director James Comey.”

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The FBI had failed, the watchdog said, to respond to a June 13 FOIA request.

The new case was filed in federal court in Washington.

“How is it the FBI allowed Mr. Comey to walk out the door with sensitive documents about President Trump?” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It is remarkable that we have to sue the FBI in federal court to get these answers about this scandal.”

In June, as WND reported, Judicial Watch demanded the FBI reveal records Comey might have taken with him when he left office in addition to the notes about his meetings with President Trump.

Comey has testified to Congress that he took notes on a government computer of his meetings with Trump and later leaked them to the New York Times through a friend.

The reporting of the notes prompted an invitation for Comey to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence regarding claims that Trump Click to see the original article