An ethics group that bills itself as a watchdog of the people is filing two lawsuits against the Justice Department in federal court, claiming the agency is wrongfully withholding information about President Donald Trump’s claimed Trump Tower surveillance and about the commander-in-chief’s supposed ties to Russia.
The left just won’t let it go. Note to Democrats: You lost. Hillary Clinton lost.
But American Oversight, the leftist hit group disguised as a watchdog for the little guy, is taking up court documents to slam the White House further.
From the Hill:
“American Oversight plans to file two lawsuits Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
“‘Nearly 100 days into President Trump’s term, there are more questions than answers about the president and his associates’ contacts with Russia. It’s time for the administration to come clean with the American people,’ the group’s executive director Austin Evers said in a news release.
“As congressional inquiries seem to be getting us nowhere, American Oversight is suing the government for information.”
The first lawsuit the group is filing is for warrant applications and court orders related to surveillance of Trump Tower.
“‘It’s ludicrous for the Justice Department to claim it can’t confirm or deny the existence of records given that the president has declared they exist and the FBI director has denied it,’ Evers said. ‘Well, which is it? The American people have a right to the truth.'”
Where was American Oversight during the Benghazi hearings on Capitol Hill, aimed at finding out what then-Secretary of State Clinton knew, and when?
Again, from the Hill:
“The second suit is to obtain information about White House chief of staff Reince Priebus’ “attempt to persuade the bureau to rebut media reports about the investigation into the Trump campaign,” the group said.
“It is also seeking information related the vetting form on which the group says Attorney General Jeff Sessions ‘should have disclosed any contacts with foreign government officials.'”