The Department of Justice refused to cooperate this week with new calls for the agency to preserve former FBI Director James Comey’s work-related emails exchanged using a private account.
“Despite the fact that Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz discovered former FBI Director James Comey used a personal email account for work-related communications, the Justice Department is not taking steps to preserve those emails,” writes Sara Carter.
“There is nothing but complete silence about why the FBI has failed to take steps to preserve records responsive to DCNF’s request,” added Judicial Watch attorney Michael Bekesha.
Bekesha filed a motion earlier this week in a DC court that asked the FBI to officially retain the correspondence, saying the documents should be held on permanent record.
Read the full report at SaraACarter.com.
GMAIL G-MAN: Comey Defends GMAIL Account, SLAMS HILLARY’S Email Server
Disgraced former FBI Director James Comey swiped at Hillary Clinton this week, saying the twice-failed presidential candidate “still doesn’t understand” what her investigation was all about.
Comey was giving an interview during his international book tour when he was asked if he owed Clinton an “apology” over the botched probe into her mishandling of classified information.
“No,” stated Comey. “It shows me that -even at this late stage- she doesn’t understand what her investigation was about. It was not about her use of a personal email system.”
“It was about communicating about classified topics on that system when those topics have to be done on a classified system,” he added.
Watch Comey’s comments above.
GMAIL G-MAN: Comey Reportedly Used PRIVATE GMAIL Account for FBI Business
The political fallout from the Inspector General’s scathing report continued to rock Washington Thursday, with a reporter from Politico confirming that former bureau boss James Comey used a private gmail account to conduct FBI business.
Congressional reporter Kyle Cheney posted the stunning revelation on social media, writing “IG found that on numerous occasions, COMEY used a personal GMail account to conduct official FBI business, according to source briefed on the report.”
IG found that on numerous occasions, COMEY used a personal GMail account to conduct official FBI business, according to source briefed on the report.
— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) June 14, 2018
The shocking use of a private email account echoes similar concerns surrounding Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server; raising new questions over how the two leaders handled classified material throughout 2016 and before.