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  • Never Relent – Why Did The DOJ Release SSCI Vice-Chairman Mark Warner’s Text Messages on February 9, 2018?…

    07/10/2020 10:10:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 22 replies
    Everything is disconnected until somebody connects it. On February 9, 2018, the DOJ released a batch of captured text messages between Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman Mark Warner and the lawyer for Christopher Steele, Adam Waldman. At the time the texts were released the media narrative surrounded the top-line story that Senator Warner was having back channel discussions to communicate with the author of the now famous Trump dossier, Chris Steele. However, no-one seemed to wonder why these messages were captured, and even more curiously why they were released. Immediately following the release, SSCI member Marco Rubio, the current acting chairman...
  • University of Delaware sued over ignoring FOIA requests for Joe Biden's records

    07/08/2020 5:36:17 PM PDT · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 7/08/20 | Jeff Mordock
    Conservative group Judicial Watch on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the University of Delaware demanding access to former Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s senatorial papers. The university, which stores and owns the records, has ignored Freedom of Information Act requests from Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF), the lawsuit says. University officials have denied the requests citing a provision in Delaware law that exempts the school from FOIA requests not related to public funds. They appealed the decision to Delaware’s chief deputy attorney general, who sided with the university. But Judicial Watch and DCNF say the school...

    06/22/2020 7:13:59 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 12 replies
    Real Clear Investigations ^ | 6/19/2020 | Paul Sperry
    Newly released documents reveal the FBI never had even preliminary evidence of a Trump campaign conspiracy with Russia, and instead used a rarely enforced statutory relic – the Foreign Agents Registration Act – as the legal rationale for opening investigations in 2016-2017 and surveilling Trump campaign aides. On July 31, 2016, the FBI opened a counterintelligence probe of the Trump campaign’s alleged ties with Russia – nicknamed Crossfire Hurricane – not under espionage conspiracy laws but under FARA. The next month the FBI opened four separate FARA cases into people associated with the Trump campaign. Two other FARA cases were...
  • Palm Beach County judge (Marx) rules to keep Jeffrey Epstein transcripts sealed

    06/09/2020 6:46:39 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    A judge has ruled against a Florida newspaper's effort to gain release of state grand jury transcripts involving the investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, a wealthy financier convicted of sex crimes and suspected of many more. The Palm Beach Post reports Chief Circuit Judge Krista Marx ruled the newspaper cannot demand the records from State Attorney Dave Aronberg or Clerk & Comptroller Sharon Bock. Only a judge can order release of the records, Marx wrote. Marx granted requests from Aronberg and Bock to be dismissed from the lawsuit. But the judge also said the newspaper has the right to ask that...
  • Hillary Clinton FBI docs now available to public!! Benghazi revealed????

    06/05/2020 9:23:21 PM PDT · by daydreamer · 24 replies
    The FBI Vault ^ | Released June 5, 2020 | FBI
    Disclaimer The FBI’s FOIA Library contains many files of public interest and historical value. In compliance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements, some of these records are no longer in the physical possession of the FBI, eliminating the FBI’s capability to re-review and/or re-process this material. Please note, that the information found in these files may no longer reflect the current beliefs, positions, opinions, or policies currently held by the FBI.
  • Chief Justice Roberts Sides with Liberals – Refuses California Church Right to Assemble During Pandemic

    05/30/2020 7:37:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/30/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Chief Justice Roberts joined the the liberal bloc of the Supreme Court in deciding Governor Newsom has the right to deny churchgoers the right to assemble during this pandemic. Once again, Roberts’ logic is muddled as he this time sided with the far left against the First Amendment of the United States. The Hill reported: "The Supreme Court issued a rare late-night ruling on Friday against a California church challenging their state’s stay-at-home order. In a 5-4 vote, Chief Justice John Roberts broke from other conservative justices to rule in favor of the state. The case was brought by the...
  • Universities try to block Congress from accessing documents detailing their ties to China

    05/21/2020 7:55:06 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 20, 2020 | Christian Schneider
    Attorneys for universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education are trying to block Congress from obtaining records that detail the schools’ ties with China, according to a May 19 letter exclusively obtained by The College Fix. The letter, written by the Education Department’s General Counsel Reed Rubinstein, tells lawmakers who requested the documents that the universities’ lawyers “claimed Freedom of Information Act exemptions and legal privileges to block record production to Congress.” Rubinstein wrote that some schools may be overly aggressive in marking some documents “confidential” or “privileged.”
  • Delays plague Hillary Clinton's State Dept. files

    12/10/2014 11:48:48 AM PST · by PROCON · 19 replies
    AP ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | STEPHEN BRAUN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has failed to turn over government documents covering Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state that The Associated Press and others requested under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act ahead of her presumptive presidential campaign. They include one request AP made four years ago and others pending for more than one year.
  • Hundreds of Snitches Fink on People Violating Lockdown Orders, But Then Their Information Is Leaked

    05/05/2020 10:52:43 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 40 replies
    RedState ^ | May 4, 2020 | Nick Arama
    We picked up a virus from China, as everyone knows. But that may not be the only “virus” we have absorbed from them. As we’ve previously reported, we also have some cities across the country employing Chinese drones to spy on people who may not be social distancing. Should we even ask what the Chinese get out of that “donation” to our police forces? But that’s not all. Have we also picked up their “snitch culture” in the process? In China, in every apartment building and in every block, there’s always at least one person who is the local Communist...
  • Dem Operative Goes Dark as MI Lawmakers Question Coronavirus Contract

    04/23/2020 10:25:48 PM PDT · by bitt · 24 replies ^ | 4/23/2020 | collin anderson
    Whitmer admin awarded campaign vendor lucrative data-gathering contract The Democratic operative who was awarded a coronavirus-related contract by Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer's administration has deleted his website and removed identifying information from social media platforms. Democratic consultant Mike Kolehouse scrubbed his online presence as state lawmakers push for oversight into Whitmer's handling of the pandemic, voicing concerns about hiring political operatives to run a public health project. GOP state representative Shane Hernandez sent Whitmer a letter Tuesday demanding answers on the contract. House speaker Lee Chatfield said the legislature would convene Friday to create an oversight committee examining the state's...
  • (New Judicial Watch Documents) JW v DOJ Strzok-Page Emails Prod 21 00154

    04/21/2020 8:55:24 PM PDT · by bitt · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 4/21/2020 | staff
    Lots of incriminating stuff. Here's a good tweet explaining what's in there:
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Finds New Clinton Emails, Including Discussion about Benghazi and Additional Classified Material

    03/20/2020 3:08:14 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | MARCH 20, 2020
    Judicial Watch today released 80 pages of new emails recently found by the FBI that further document how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her unsecure, non-government email to transmit classified and other sensitive government information. The documents include 11 new Clinton email documents. The emails include an email sent by Mrs. Clinton a month after the Benghazi terrorist attack referencing a “Benghazi security” issue. The emails also include talking points, which are redacted, for a meeting with President Obama. (This is the second release from the batch of Clinton emails the FBI inexplicably found late last year.) The...
  • Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Claire Murray Delivers Remarks at the U.S. Department of Justice Sunshine Week Celebration

    03/12/2020 10:59:02 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 4 replies ^ | March 12, 2020 | Principal DAAG Claire Murray
    Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you so much, Bobby, for that kind introduction.  The leadership of the Department feels so lucky to have you at the helm of the Office of Information Policy.  Not many people could fill the very big (but also very small and very stylish) shoes of the great Melanie Pustay.Welcome to the Department of Justice’s 2020 Sunshine Week Kick-Off Event.  As many of you know, this coming Monday is the birthday of President James Madison.  Madison is widely regarded as the founding father of open government, so it is a fitting tribute that we celebrate...
  • Judicial Watch: Rod Rosenstein’s Communications with Eric Holder, John Huber, Other Senior Obama Officials and the Media

    02/11/2020 2:36:02 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 11, 200 | Tom Fitton
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 382 pages of documents showing former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s communications with former Obama officials, including Eric Holder and information sharing with the media in the days immediately surrounding the inception of the Mueller investigation. These documents were obtained in response to a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications of Rosenstein between May 8 and May 17, 2017 ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00481)). On May 15, 2017, Public Affairs Specialist Marsha Murphy sends...
  • Shadowy (Obama-Linked) Liberal Group Began Investigating Trump-Ukraine Months Before the ‘Whistleblower’ Complaint

    01/11/2020 12:09:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Jan 2020 | KRISTINA WONG
    Months before a whistleblower complaint that would spark the Democrat effort for impeachment, a shadowy liberal group founded and staffed by Obama administration alums and former Democrat congressional staffers launched an outside investigation into whether President Trump’s allies were seeking “foreign interference” from Ukraine in the 2020 elections. The group, American Oversight, began investigating the issue in May — more than two months before the “whistleblower” filed a complaint alleging Trump was “using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country to investigate one of the President’s main domestic political rivals.” The group’s purpose is to...
  • Judicial Watch Sues FBI/DOJ for Emails Tied to So-Called Whistleblower [Weekly Update]

    12/27/2019 3:08:18 PM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 27, 2019 | Tom Fitton
    VIDEO: JUDICIAL WATCH'S 2019 YEAR IN REVIEW Judicial Watch Sues DOJ and CIA for Docs on Eric Ciaramella Happy New Year! Judicial Watch Sues DOJ and CIA for Documents on Eric Ciaramella As the impeachment/coup against President Trump marches on, Judicial Watch is taking the lead on exposing the full truth about the various Deep State officials at the center of some the controversies at issue. We just filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against both the DOJ and CIA for CIA analyst Eric Ciaramella’s communications. He reportedly worked on Ukraine issues while on detail to both the Obama...
  • Art of Deception (Read and Heed)

    12/12/2019 6:51:44 AM PST · by Hostage · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | December 11, 2019 | IET @Incarcerated_ET
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Strzok-Page Emails Showing FBI’s Special Accommodation of Clinton Email

    11/25/2019 10:08:06 PM PST · by ransomnote · 24 replies ^ | NOVEMBER 22, 2019 | JUDICIAL WATCH
    FULL TITLE: Judicial Watch Obtains Strzok-Page Emails Showing FBI’s Special Accommodation of Clinton Email Witnesses(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 35 pages of records of communications between former FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page that show the attorney representing three of Hillary Clinton’s aides met with senior FBI officials.Two March 2016 emails show then-FBI General Counsel James Baker and then-FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe had discussed meeting with attorney Beth Wilkinson, who was representing Clinton aides Cheryl Mills, Heather Samuelson, Jake Sullivan and Philippe Reines. The FBI officials discussed holding “discreet” meetings with Wilkinson in secure...
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Documents on Census Plan to Hire Foreign Nationals

    11/25/2019 10:03:15 PM PST · by ransomnote · 9 replies ^ | 11/25/19 | JUDICIAL WATCH
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce for U.S. Census Bureau records concerning the agency’s hiring of non-U.S. citizens to help conduct the 2020 Census (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Commerce (No. 1:19-cv-03433)).The lawsuit was filed after the Census Bureau delayed responding to a September 12, 2019, FOIA request for more than two months. Judicial Watch seeks: Records about the temporary hiring of non-citizens to help conduct the 2020 decennial census.Records relating to efforts to ensure any such hires are permanent, legal U.S. residents. The...
  • The Dirty Dem Dogs of Disruption

    03/15/2017 5:18:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 15, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Here come the hyper-partisan hounds. A new nonprofit called American Oversight launched this week to combat President Trump's "culture of impunity." The outfit declared itself "nonpartisan" and claims its crusaders will fight for a "transparent and ethical government." But like Waylon Jennings once crooned, "Baby, that dog won't hunt." These Democrat operatives aren't interested in accountability. Their mission is to attack, obstruct and destroy their political opponents at all costs. Executive Director and Obama donor Austin Evers is certainly familiar with the "culture of impunity." He worked as a lawyer at Williams and Connolly -- the firm representing Hillary Clinton...