Judicial Watch sues for Weiner emails

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 11:16 AM PT — Wed. Sept. 12, 2018

A conservative watchdog group is suing the Justice Department for all the emails recovered from the laptop of former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Judicial Watch filed the suit Tuesday after the Department of Justice failed to answer two prior requests through the Freedom of Information Act.

Former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in New York. Weiner was sentenced to 21 months in a sexting case that rocked the presidential race. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

In 2016 the Washington Post reported the FBI had obtained a warrant to search the emails found on the laptop. It received a warrant after proving it had sufficient evidence relevant to the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server.

Judicial Watch is now seeking the same access to those emails.

“It looks like James Comey and Peter Strzok may have taken steps to cover up what was on Andrew Weiner’s laptop, plus we’re interested to know just how that investigation was corrupted by the Obama-FBI. It’s about time we get the full truth about the whole Clinton email scandal. ” — Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch 

The watchdog group said it is doing the job of congressional investigators. Judicial Watch also said it is willing to take action when lawmakers have demonstrated they will not.