As more details keep unfolding with the previous administration into their corruption and scandals it seems the swamp is deeper than what’s being unveiled.
Those still working from the Obama era are still covering and hiding the swamps deepest secrets.
Recently, Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz discovered former FBI Director James Comey used a personal email account for work-related communications.
However, according to Daily Caller,the Justice Department is not taking steps to preserve those emails.
Per the Daily Caller “The Department of Justice has refused to take any steps to preserve work-related emails former FBI Director James Comey had on a personal account that The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) and Judicial Watch requested under the Freedom of Information Act, the conservative watchdog will file in court Friday.”
The swamp gets deeper.
Investigative reporter Sara Carter pointed out an interesting timeline according to Judicial Watch and Daily Caller regarding requests for Comey’s emails and communications.
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Carter points out this timeline:
- On April 25, The Daily Caller News Foundation and government watchdog, Judicial Watch filed a joint lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act seeking records and emails from Comey “regarding meetings and conversations he had with then-President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden and a variety of other political figures.”
- After the June release of the Inspector General’s report showing Director Comey had used a private email account, “both groups sought a preservation order to assure no records related to their FOIA requests were lost or destroyed.” On July 27, the DCNF and Judicial Watch filed a motion with U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking an order to have DOJ preserve Comey’s personal emails with federal documents.
- That same day, a DC District Court judge demanded that DOJ respond to the court by Aug. 1 and to the Daily Caller and Judicial Watch by Aug. 3.
- On Aug. 1, DOJ attorney Jessie K. Liu responded, “refusing to send an order to Comey or share its communications with the former director seeking the preservation of all his personal emails related to the FOIA requests.”
Sara Carter also noted that Judicial Watch’s attorney Michael Bekesha said, “There is nothing but complete silence about why the FBI has failed to take steps to preserve records responsive to DCNF’s request.”
Berkesha added in a new filing with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that the FBI’s assistant section chief for record dissemination “does not state that the FBI formally requested Comey preserve any agency records or potential agency records responsive to DCNF’s FOIA request. Nor does he state that the FBI asked Comey to return any such records to the FBI.”
The motion requests that the FBI take “all necessary steps to ensure Comey preserves records responsive to DCNF’s FOIA request.”
Bekesha says that Comey “should not get the benefit of the doubt” because the former director is under investigation for mishandling FBI records after he was fired.