Judicial Watch demanded that the FBI recover and release records related to memos that former FBI Director James Comey unlawfully removed from the bureau, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The conservative watchdog group said Friday it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice after it hasn’t heard back about a FOIA request it sent to the agency on May 16.
The information is related to memos that Comey testified that he had written about his private conversations with President Donald Trump.
In a statement, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said, “That we have to sue in federal court to get a document that was read to a reporter at The New York Times is a scandal.”
“This Comey memo should be released forthwith and, frankly, the president can and should order its immediate release,” he adds.
Earlier this month, Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee that he leaked one of his memos to his friend, Columbia University Professor Daniel Richman, who then passed the contents to the New York Times.