(PresidentialHill.com)- A watchdog is suing President Joe Biden’s Justice Department for not releasing data relating to the FBI’s failed examination into links between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. The former president declassified the records.
Judicial Watch is suing the DOJ to seek the records and interactions between DOJ officials and agency workers on declassification. The lawsuit was launched on August 1 after the conservative watchdog submitted a Freedom of Information Act request in February.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said the Obama-Biden Administration and Deep State eavesdropping on Trump and his associates is the most significant government corruption scandal in American history, and to make matters worse, the Biden DOJ refuses to produce smoking gun documentation concerning this malfeasance that the American people have a right to view.
Trump released a memo on Jan. 19, 2021, declassifying documents in a binder the DOJ sent the White House in December 2020 on the “Crossfire Hurricane” inquiry. The binder’s materials never saw the light of day as the DOJ requested to redact them for privacy concerns, as documented in a memo by then-White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, who promised the DOJ he would return the papers.
Then-Special Counsel Robert Mueller found in 2019 that the Trump campaign did not collude with Russia.
Meadows stated in his 2021 memo, originally acquired by Just the News in July, that the DOJ’s difficulties with disclosing the information were unnecessary, given that the president’s executive office is excluded from the Privacy Act. The 1974 Privacy Act prohibits agencies from revealing records “to any person or another agency” without “the prior written agreement of the subject to whom the data belongs.”
Meadows noted that the swamp is pretty deep. He said that when we look at it, this president was all about draining the swamp. When he got there, he understood that the swamp was deep, but they would fight back.
Judicial Watch requests the DOJ to reimburse its attorneys’ fees and other litigation records while releasing FOIA records.