Today the House Judiciary Committee’s Republican members voted on Wednesday to ‘request documents about former FBI director James Comey’s conversations with the Obama administration,’ the Daily Wire reported.
But it doesn’t seem that is all the bad news the former FBI Director received today.
Judicial Watch — a conservative watchdog organization — filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) demanding the release of the metadata of the memos written by Comey about his meetings with President Trump.
“We want to figure out when Mr. Comey wrote or edited his memos and how his records were created and managed by the FBI,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said Thursday.
The media has portrayed these memos as if they were Comey’s personal diary entries and not official FBI documents. Obviously there is a huge difference of between the two, and the reality is the leaked memos were classified information.
The group said the lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request for the information last month but said the Department of Justice didn’t respond.
Comey, who was fired as FBI director by Trump in May, acknowledged during a congressional hearing last month that he wrote memos after his meetings with the president. He also admitting having a friend, Columbia Law professor Daniel Richman, leak information from the memos to the media after his firing.
Comey was fired by the president amid tensions over the Russia investigation.
The organization also asked for records about Comey’s “FBI-issued laptop computer or other electronic devices and records about how Comey managed his records while he was FBI director.”
Judicial Watch is “pursuing numerous” other Freedom of Information Act lawsuits “related to the surveillance, unmasking, and illegal leaking targeting President Trump and his associates during the FBI’s investigation of potential Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.”