Former FBI Director James Comey should stop tweeting shots at President Donald Trump and use that time to call a lawyer, because he just got some bad news.
The FBI has agreed to cooperate with conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch in examining the records of the former director that were archived by the agency after he was dismissed by President Trump.
The FBI did not willingly agree to cooperate with Judicial Watch. The agency, which has a long standing reputation for protecting its own, which explains why Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are still employed, had to be forced into compliance by a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the group.
“The FBI has a terrible record of playing shell games with records – whether it be texts or memos by its disgraced former director James Comey,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a press release. “Our lawsuit, we hope, will force the FBI to expedite the review and the release of the 16,750 pages of Comey documents. Open the files.”
From Judicial Watch:
“Judicial Watch today announced that the FBI agreed to review 16,750 pages of records in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking the records for former FBI Director James Comey that were archived after he was dismissed. Judicial Watch came to this agreement with the FBI shortly after it filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain the Comey records (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00262)).
Judicial Watch discovered the cache of Comey records as a result of disclosures by the Justice Department in separate Judicial Watch litigation (here and here) to obtain the controversial “Comey memos” that allegedly memorialize conversations Comey had with President Trump.
There is significant public interest in Comey’s conduct and the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations and targeting of President (and candidate) Trump.”
What It Means.
The press release indicates that the there is no place to hide for the former FBI director who has made needling President Trump, and promoting his book, the focus of his attention since he was fired.
It means that if there were any nefarious dealings between Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe and others in the FBI to favor Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump it is about to be found out.
And it means that we could finally learn what was actually discussed at that infamous tarmac meeting between former Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton.
But mainly it means that the deep state house of cards is collapsing, and it is collapsing on the head of Comey.