Ex-FBI Director Comey reportedly used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to discuss matters related to his work… Some were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them altogether.
The New York Post, citing documents obtained by a conservative watchdog group, reported Friday that Comey discussed FBI-related business with his chief of staff on about 1,200 pages of messages, 156 of which the paper obtained.
— New York Post (@nypost) November 10, 2018
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Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business — and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them.
The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for “incidental” purposes and never for anything that was classified — and that appears to be true.
But Justice acknowledged in response to a Freedom of Information request that Comey and his chief of staff discussed government business on about 1,200 pages of messages, 156 of which were obtained by The Post.
The Cause of Action Institute, a conservative watchdog group, filed a Freedom of Information lawsuit for Comey’s Gmail correspondence involving his work for the bureau.
The Justice Department responded that there were an eye-popping 1,200 pages of messages for Comey and his chief of staff that met the criteria.
Justice released 156 of them but refused to hand over seven emails because they would “disclose techniques and procedures for law enforcement investigations or prosecutions.” And another 363 pages of emails were withheld because they discussed privileged agency communications or out of personal privacy concerns.
Cause of Action’s CEO slammed the former top G-man for minimizing the work he did using his private account. “Using private email to conduct official government business endangers transparency and accountability, and that is why we sued the Department of Justice,” said John Vecchione.
“We’re deeply concerned that the FBI withheld numerous emails citing FOIA’s law enforcement exemption. This runs counter to Comey’s statements that his use of email was incidental and never involved any sensitive matters.”
In one email on Oct. 7, 2015, Comey seems to recognize the hypocrisy of the FBI investigating Hillary Clinton’s email practices while he’s exchanging FBI info on his own private account because his government account was down. More
Some would say that’s “extremely careless…” “but with no intent.”
So has every other Democrat in the Federal government. They know they can do it with impunity because everybody looks the other way unless it’s a Republican. Just like voter fraud and stealing elections. Not a single Democrat is worried about being punished.
No wonder he didn’t think stuff like that should be prosecuted…
— LaKeisha Jackson (@Lakjack21) November 10, 2018
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