DOJ Fights FOIA Request For McCabe’s Texts And Emails

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A retired FBI supervisory special agent filed a motion against the Department of Justice Friday for refusing a Freedom of Information Act Request to turn over text messages and emails related to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The texts and emails were related to McCabe’s involvement in the bureau’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to conduct government business.

On Friday, the conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed the motion in the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia on behalf of Jeffery Danik, a retired FBI supervisory special agent. Danik had originally filed a FOIA two years ago for McCabe’s texts and emails. The FBI attempted to get the FOIA lawsuit dismissed, sending the watchdog back to court to argue that the requested material is obtainable from the DOJ under FOIA. Danik served 28 years in the FBI.

“My lawsuit for McCabe’s texts isn’t just about his actions,” Danik told “It’s about a new day dawning for FBI executives being held accountable.” Danik filed for McCabe’s documents prior to the DOJ’s Inspector General’s Office opening its own investigation into the bureau’s handling of the Clinton case.

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