A federal court in the District of Columbia ruled Tuesday that the Department of Justice must retain all of former FBI chief James Comey’s work-related emails, including those exchanged using a private account.
“On Monday, SaraACarter.com reported that government watchdog, Judicial Watch had filed a motion in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, requesting that the Department of Justice preserve records from former FBI Director James Comey’s personal email account,” writes Sara Carter.
“The organization announced Tuesday that the Department of Justice has been ordered to preserve those email records and must review and release any ‘responsive, non-exempt records’ to Judicial Watch by September 28,” she adds.
The court ruled:
“[T]he Court will allow [the DOJ] until September 28, 2018, to complete its review and release any responsive, non-exempt records to Plaintiffs. That being said, [the DOJ} is also ORDERED to make rolling productions between today and September 28, 2018, at reasonable intervals, of any records that are reviewed and found to be responsive and non-exempt. In order to avoid any possible issues later in this litigation, the Court will GRANT [Judicial Watch’s] Motion. [The DOJ] is ORDERED to take all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure that any records that are potentially responsive to either of the Plaintiffs’ FOIA requests located on former Director Comey’s personal e-mail account are preserved. Although it contends that such an order is unnecessary, [the DOJ] has not explained why this preservation order would prejudice the Defendant or cause any undue burden.”
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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.