Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing on Preserving Key Homeland Security Official Emails

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a federal court hearing will be held Thursday, January 5, 2017, regarding Judicial Watch’s request that the Department of Homeland Security preserve the emails of Secretary Jeh Johnson and other top officials who used personal email accounts for government business.  Judicial Watch had filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking agency records in the personal email accounts used by Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone, and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell to conduct official government business (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:16-cv-00967)).  The lawsuit already uncovereddocuments showing that Johnson and other top DHS officials were exempted from a strict ban placed on web-based personal email accounts despite heightened security concerns. Read More…

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