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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security to Produce “Preservation Requests” for Email Records for Secretary Jeh Johnson, Top DHS Officials - Judicial Watch

Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security to Produce “Preservation Requests” for Email Records for Secretary Jeh Johnson, Top DHS Officials - Judicial Watch: "

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced that a federal court judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce this week any “preservation requests” for emails sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone, and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell. The order from U.S District Court Judge Randolph Moss came in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking agency records in the personal email accounts used by the four top Homeland Security officials (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:16-cv-00967)).   The court order, issued last week after a hearing, requires DHS to comply by January 12 (Thursday).

At last week’s January 5 hearing, Obama Justice Department lawyers confirmed that nothing had been done to retrieve government records from Jeh Johnson or the other officials’ accounts.  According to the hearing transcript:"