Judicial Watch Sues FBI/DOJ for Top Obama Officials' Communications About Russia and 2016 Election

By Michael W. Chapman | May 7, 2019 | 3:01pm EDT
Judicial Watch President
Tom Fitton. (YouTube)

(CNSNews.com) -- The non-profit government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI to obtain communicatins between top Obama administration officials -- and some Trump administration officials in early 2017 -- about the manufactured collusion story in the 2016 election. 

“Americans deserve to know the truth about what the corrupted DOJ and FBI leadership were saying when they were ginning up the bogus Russia investigation,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “It’s no wonder the DOJ and FBI are stonewalling."

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"Once again, Judicial Watch is in the lead in investigating the worst corruption scandal in American history – the abusive targeting of President Trump by the Obama administration and the Deep State," he said. 

Judicial Watch is seeking all internal FBI and DOJ communications, "including emails, text messages or instant chats" of officials in the offices of the attorney general, deputy attorney general,  FBI director, deputy FBI director, and the Office of General Counsel "regarding possible Russian involvement and/or interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign."

The persons named in the lawsuit about the communications include former Attorneys General Loretta Lynch, Sally Yates, Dana Boente and Jeff Sessions; Deputy Attorneys General Sally Yates, Dana Boente, and Rod Rosenstein; former FBI Directors James Comey and Andrew McCabe; former Deputy Directors Mark F. Giuliano and Andrew McCabe, as well as the Office of General Counsel, said Judicial Watch

The time frame for those communications cover January 2016 through May 2017. 

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"This is the latest FOIA lawsuit in Judicial Watch’s ongoing, in-depth investigation regarding the FBI’s involvement in the Russian investigation," said the non-profit legal group in a statement.  

"Judicial Watch’s extensive investigation includes discovering information on the Clinton funded anti-Trump dossier and its use to obtain FISA warrants in order to spy on the Trump campaign," said the group, as well as "politically biased messages against President Trump between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page; the leaking of former FBI Director Comey’s memos; and the relationship between FBI official Bruce Ohr, his wife Nellie Ohr and Fusion GPS."

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