Thanks to the lofty, Trumpian goal of “draining the swamp”, we have gotten to know a lot of the more unsavory characters slithering around the beltway as of late, and James Comey certainly qualifies as one of the worst.
The former FBI director was on the President’s proverbial hit list early on, thanks to his incredibly disheartening bumbling of the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation, where it became apparent that a decision had been made not to charge then-Madame Secretary Clinton with any crime…even before Comey had even interviewed her.
This sent Americans into a rage, demanding that Trump and the GOP “lock her up”.
Now, even years later, the anger continues to seethe and James Comey may have just been put on notice by the Department of Justice.
Judicial Watch announced today that a federal court ordered the Department of Justice to preserve federal records located in the personal email accounts of fired FBI Director James Comey. Judicial Watch and Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) had filed a motion asking the court to issue an order for preservation that was opposed by the Justice Department and FBI.
In the motion, Judicial Watch argued that “there is reason to be concerned that the responsive records could be lost or destroyed.” Judicial Watch pointed out that in June 2018, the DOJ’s Inspector General stated, “We identified numerous instances in which Comey used a personal email account (a Gmail account) to conduct FBI business.” The Justice Department, in response to Judicial Watch’s concerns, sent Mr. Comey a letter asking him to preserve records but refused to make the letter available and opposed a preservation order.
In granting the motion for a preservation order, the court ruled:
[T]he Court will allow [the DOJ] until September 28, 2018 to complete its review and release of 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.
Will this be the end for James Comey, or will the Clinton-ite skate again? Only time will tell, but one this is for sure; this whole swamp-draining thing certainly is working.