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>Judicial Watch letter continued in saying, “These memoranda were created by Mr. Comey while serving as FBI director, were written on his FBI laptop, and concerned official government business. The fact that Mr. Comey removed these memoranda from the FBI upon his departure, apparently for the purpose of subsequently leaking them to the press confirms the FBI's failure to retain and properly manage its records in accordance with the Federal Records Act.”
>What Judicial Watch is suggesting that even if Comey is no longer employed by the Bureau the FBI is still directly responsible for the recovery of said memos.
>The letter didn't stop there, further underscoring this point by writing that “Even if Mr. Comey no longer has possession of these particular memoranda, as he now claims, some or all of these memoranda may still be in possession of a third party, such as Professor Richman, and must be recovered,” reads the letter.
>Fitton’s remarks hold water as Judicial Watch has been an advocate for a transparent government on countless occasions. In such it's built a highly respected opinion of itself from the general public and those with integrity in the government.
>In closing the letter Fitton’s Judicial Watch wrote, “Mr. Comey took government records and the FBI and Justice Department are obligated to get them back,” concluded Fitton. “The former FBI director isn’t above the law and current leadership of the FBI should stop protecting him and take action.”
>Judicial Watch has now filed a lawsuit in Federal Court citing the Federal Records Act as well as incompetence by the FBI for this inaction.