AUGUST 07, 2018
A federal judge ordered the U.S. Department of Justice to preserve any federal records that might be located on former FBI Director James Comey‘s personal email account. This comes following a DOJ Inspector General report revealed that Comey had used his personal email account for government business.
Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly‘s order came after conservative watchdog organization Judicial Watch requested the preservation of Comey’s emails that may be responsive to a Freedom of Information Act request they made. That request–which is for any memos or notes regarding conversations Comey may have had with President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Sen. Chuck Schumer (R-New York), Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-California), or Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona)–is the subject of an ongoing FOIA lawsuit. The lawsuit also deals with a FOIA request by the Daily Caller News Foundation for records describing any meetings between Comey and Obama.