The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch asked a federal judge Thursday to order the Department of Justice to preserve all of former FBI Director James Comey’s personal emails that were related to two Freedom of Information Act requests.
Both groups filed their motion before U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Colleen Judge Kollar-Kotelly, who was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan.
Judicial Watch and TheDCNF filed suit against the Justice Department on April 25 as part of the FOIA requests, which seek records of Comey’s meetings and conversations with then-President Barack Obama, as well as summaries of conversations the former FBI director held with then-Vice President Joe Biden, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and Sens. John McCain and Chuck Schumer.
The new motion asks the court to order the Justice Department to preserve all of Comey’s records related to the requests to ensure they are not destroyed.
After multiple requests from Judicial Watch and TheDCNF, the FBI on July 26 said it had sent a request to Comey to preserve federal records responsive to the FOIA requests and “asked him to return any agency records in his possession not already returned to the FBI,” the motion said.
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