Following the GOP ramping up its efforts to expose the utterly groundless dossier, a federal judge ruled Thursday that the FBI must turn over “all withheld documents” to the court in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch.
The court ruled that former FBI Director James Comey must also turn over all of the memos he took detailing private conversations he had with President Donald Trump, sending liberals into hyperventilation over the six-day deadline.
The bureau has until Jan. 18 to comply with the lawsuit and hand over all of the documents for the court to review dealing a major blow to the Deep State actors who wish to conceal how they used the dossier to trigger the investigation into Trump.
The lawsuit also contends that Comey’s memos contained classified information, leading many to believe he has a high chance of being charged criminally for leaking the classified memos to his friend, who subsequently gave them to The New York Times for publication.
“Americans have a right know the full facts about former FBI Director James Comey’s unclassified memos regarding his conversations with President Trump and his aides prior to his firing,” said Daily Caller co-founder Neil Patel, who spoke with Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton about the lawsuit that was filed in September.
Patel added: “And the FBI must be required to honor the Freedom of Information Act.”
Comey’s memos triggered the appointment of Robert Mueller as Special Counsel, as Democrats contended that Trump may have tried to obstruct justice by interfering with the Russia investigation.
Judicial Watch’s major victory not only ensures transparency into whether Comey broke the law, it also follows several other major wins for Trump and Republicans in their quest to fully expose the dossier.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the FBI used the dossier to obtain a warrant under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to spy on Trump and his former campaign officials.
Fusion GPS hired Christopher Steele, a former British spy, to compile the dossier which made numerous unverified claims suggesting that Trump colluded with the Russians to win the election.
Former Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee paid nearly $9 million for the dossier, which was full of salacious claims that the FBI has admitted it cannot verify.
Last week, the Republican chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., also called on the Justice Department to investigate or appoint a second special counsel to analyze the slanderous claims in the dossier.
With Republicans ramping up efforts to expose the utterly baseless dossier, reports confirming Obama’s FBI used the hit piece to spy on Trump’s campaign, and now Comey’s memos being handed over to the courts – that is a major win for transparency pushing back against the Deep State.
Source: Law & Crime