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  • Trump administration sued for not releasing FBI morale survey results

    05/21/2018 2:46:37 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/21/18 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    Scott Anderson and Benjamin Wittes, who is a friend of former FBI Director James Comey, sued the administration on Friday after they failed to initially release the results of the survey, Talking Points Memo reported. The men had initially requested the documents under the Freedom of Information Act in April but filed the lawsuit after the federal government didn't hand over the information in the timeframe required by law. The anonymous annual "climate survey" gauges employee's feelings about the agencies and was conducted from February to March, according to the report. The lawsuit argues that there is a high level...
  • After Denying Their Existence FBI Admits in Court it Found More Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Docs

    05/11/2018 9:22:53 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 46 replies
    ACLJ.org ^ | 5/9/2018
    After twice denying their existence – first lying to the ACLJ, and then once caught, claiming it had turned over all documents to the ACLJ – the FBI Deep State has just admitted in federal court that is has found new documents – 16 pages and 2 text messages – that it will be forced to turn over to the ACLJ by the end of the month. In recently filed court documents, the FBI finally admitted – on its supposedly third search attempt – that it has located another batch of documents responsive to the ACLJ’s Freedom of Information Act...
  • CIA emails to journalists don't have to be released to public, judge rules

    05/01/2018 3:29:28 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 79 replies
    McClatchy ^ | 30 Apr 18 | Tim Johnson - tjohnson@mcclatchydc.com
    The CIA can selectively divulge classified information to selected reporters in emails yet withhold that information from other journalists or members of the public when they seek the same information under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge in New York has ruled The decision appeared in the court record on Friday but became more widely disseminated Monday. The ruling comes amid vigorous national debate over leaks to the media and the use of anonymous sources in covering national security news, including an ongoing FBI investigation into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election. Judge Colleen McMahon...
  • Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Comey Book Documents

    04/17/2018 9:26:28 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 17, 2018
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI prepublication review and other records about former Director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership ( Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00894)). Judicial Watch filed suit after the Justice Department failed produce any records in response to a March 16, 2018, FOIA request for: All records of communications between the FBI and former FBI director James Comey relating to an upcoming book to be authored by Mr. Comey and published. All...
  • Trump Attorney Uncovers Unmasking Docs Showing Samantha Power Worked With Media to Undermine Trump

    04/11/2018 2:27:42 PM PDT · by detective · 57 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | April 10, 2018 | Christina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Trump Attorney Uncovers New Unmasking Docs Showing Samantha Power Actively Worked With Media to Undermine Trump During Transition An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow and his senior counsel Carly Gammill appeared in a Washington D.C. federal court last week to find out when they will be receiving documents related to the Obama unmasking scandal. The ACLJ (American Center For Law and Justice) filed a FOIA lawsuit last summer and they are just now beginning to receive documents.
  • Mueller Found a Very Dishonest Way to Shroud His Investigation in Secrecy

    04/02/2018 7:33:49 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 9 replies
    Special counsel Robert Mueller and his deputy Andrew Weissmann filed a three-page notice on Monday arguing that Alex Van Der Zwaan should not be allowed to file Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to the ongoing Russia investigation. As the notice points out, Van Der Zwaan originally agreed to waive his rights to “request or receive” such records from the government during his plea agreement. In the notice, Mueller claims his legal arguments are being filed because the court “drew attention” to a similar waiver agreement during Richard Gates‘ recent arraignment.
  • Judicial Watch Sues for Soros Documents – Files FOIA Lawsuits Against State Department and trunc

    03/30/2018 9:03:04 AM PDT · by bitt · 11 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 3/29/2018 | JW
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) for records relating to their funding of the political activities of the Soros Open Society Foundations of Romania (Judicial Watch v. U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (No. 1:18-cv-00667)) and the Soros Open Society Foundations of Colombia (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:18-cv-00668)). The Soros Open Society Foundations of Romania lawsuit was filed after State and USAID failed to substantively respond to an...
  • Justice Dept. charges Minnesota FBI agent for leaking secret document to news outlet

    03/28/2018 2:36:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune ^ | March 28, 2018 | By Stephen Montemayor
    A former Minneapolis FBI agent has been charged after allegedly leaking secret documents to a national news reporter, according to federal criminal charges filed in Minnesota this week. The charges, filed by prosecutors for the Justice Department’s National Security Division, are the first to come in Minnesota since Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced a broad crackdown on government leaks last year. A two-page felony information, a charging document that typically signals an imminent guilty plea, outlines two counts filed against Terry J. Albury of unlawfully disclosing and retaining national defense information. Albury is accused of sharing a document on assessing...
  • DOJ Releases ‘Fast And Furious’ Documents, Previously Blocked By Obama Admin .....

    03/20/2018 2:34:22 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 26 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/19/18 | unknown
    The Justice Department announced Wednesday it would hand over documents related to the Obama-era Fast and Furious gun scandal to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Former President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder had previously refused to produce documents requested by Oversight, documents which former Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz at the time called “critical” to pursuing the investigation. The Justice Department announced Wednesday it would hand over documents related to the Obama-era Fast and Furious gun scandal to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. Former President Obama and former Attorney General Eric Holder had...
  • "Meet Lisa H Barsoomian The Wife of Who???

    03/18/2018 9:52:48 AM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    Lisa H Barsoomian a US Attorney that graduated from Georgetown Law she’s a protege of James Comey and Robert Muller Barsoomian with her boss R Craig Lawrence represented Bill Clinton in 1998 Lawrence also represented Robert Muller three times James Comey five times Barack Obama 45 times Kathleen Sebelius 56 times Bill Clinton 40 times and Hillary Clinton 17 times between 1998 and 2017 Barsoomian herself represented the FBI at least five times You may be saying to yourself, okay who cares, who cares about the work history of this Barsoomian woman. Apparently someone does. Someone out there cares so...
  • DOJ Says Atty. Gen. Used Alias to Conduct Official Business to Protect Security, Privacy

    02/27/2018 10:29:51 PM PST · by bitt · 55 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 2/23/2018 | Judicial Watch
    Illustrating how government hides information from the American public, former Attorney General Loretta Lynch used a fake name to conduct official Department of Justice (DOJ) business in agency emails obtained by Judicial Watch. As the nation’s chief law enforcement officer Lynch, Barack Obama’s second attorney general, skirted public-records laws by using the alias Elizabeth Carlisle in emails she sent from her official DOJ account. In the records provided to Judicial Watch, the DOJ explains it as necessary to “protect her security and privacy and enable her to conduct Department business efficiently via email.” This begs the question of how many...
  • Weekly Update: FBI Cover-Up?

    02/10/2018 9:03:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 9, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    FBI Protecting Comey? The Return of Sid “Vicious” Blumenthal JW Sues Secret Service Trump Travel-Expense Records FBI Protecting Comey? The more we learn about the FBI under James Comey’s supervision the more we have reason to question the activities of the fired FBI Director. Because he has left a trail of suspicious activities in is wake, Comey now stands out as key figure in the Deep State’s illicit attempts to target President Trump. And it looks like the Deep State is protecting Comey still. We were forced to file a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for FBI records...
  • Judicial Watch Sues For FBI Docs on Comey Book Deal, Coordination on Comey Testimony before Senate

    02/08/2018 8:03:22 PM PST · by bitt · 24 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/8/2018 | ADMIN
    Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI records about former Director James Comey’s book, which he signed to write in August 2017 and is set for publication in April 2018 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, (No. 1:18-cv-00220)). The suit also seeks records of communications between Comey and the FBI prior to and regarding Comey’s controversial June 2017 testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Judicial Watch filed suit on January 31 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Justice Department failed to...
  • Lisa Barsoomian, Rosenstein's wife works for att'y represented Mueller,Comey,Obama,Bill & Hillary

    01/14/2018 3:10:31 PM PST · by tired&retired · 5 replies
    Vanity
    Lisa Barsoomian is the wife of Rod Rosenstein. Lisa is a high-powered attorney in Washington, DC, who specializes in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the Deep State Intelligence Communities. Lisa Barsoomian works for R. Craig Lawrence, an attorney who has represented Robert Mueller three times, James Comey five times, Barack Obama forty-five times, Kathleen Sebellius fifty-six times, Bill Clinton forty times, and Hillary Clinton seventeen times. Rod Rosenstein her husband is Deputy Attorney General for the United States Department of Justice (right behind Sessions) and the guy in charge of the Russia investigation who selected and...
  • Enter Lisa Barsoomian, wife of Rod Rosenstein

    02/04/2018 5:35:27 PM PST · by son of terrence · 131 replies
    Enter Lisa Barsoomian, wife of Rod Rosenstein. Lisa is a high-powered attorney in Washington, DC, who specializes in opposing Freedom of Information Act requests on behalf of the Deep State, err, I mean, the Intelligence Communities. Lisa Barsoomian works for R. Craig Lawrence, an attorney who has represented Robert Mueller three times, James Comey five times, Barack Obama forty-five times, Kathleen Sebellius fifty-six times, Bill Clinton forty times, and Hillary Clinton seventeen times between 1991 and 2017. Barsoomian participated in some of this work personally and has herself represented the FBI at least five separate times. It would be great...
  • FOIA: Search for documents released 1/31-2/1 has 155 pages of results

    02/02/2018 12:17:13 PM PST · by ransomnote · 19 replies
    foia.state.gov ^ | 2/2/2018 | Dept. of State document release
    I just want to help call FReeper attention to the flood of documents that have been released 1/31 to 2/2. The tabs over each column (e.g., "To", "From") are helpful in trying to isolate or sort through content. Search results at the link. https://foia.state.gov/Search/results.aspx?searchText=*&beginDate=&endDate=&publishedBeginDate=20180131&publishedEndDate=20180202&caseNumber=
  • BREAKING: *NEW* FOIA HRC e-mails - Huma, Mills, Haiti Morsi, CGI, Cooper, Pagliano & more!

    02/01/2018 9:05:02 PM PST · by Steven W. · 261 replies
    UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2016-07895 Doc No. C06135081 Sent: 91212011 8:06:26 PM +00:00 To: Justin Cooper Bryan M. Pagliano Subject: Re: Question Yep DoneFrom: Justin Cooper Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 04:03 PM To: Bryan M. Pagliano Cc: Jon Davidson Subject: Re: Question Easy to do. Go to settings Advanced Service books And delete anything that says cmime Or hr1.5@att.blackbennet Or hdr22@clintonemail.com Try to leave the stuff that says desktop Got that jd?Date: 01/30/2018 Front Bryan Pagliano [rnailto Sent: Friday, September 02, 2011 04:02 PM To: Justin Cooper Cc: Jon Davidson Subject: Re: Question Service book comes...
  • Here We Go: Judicial Watch Sues For Peter Strzok’s Records

    12/14/2017 2:09:43 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 57 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Katie Pavlich
    Government watchdog Judicial Watch, famous for breaking scandals wide open, has issued a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Federal Bureau of Investigation to obtain the records of FBI counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok. Specifically, Judicial Watch is seeking the following: Supervisor Peter Strzok to the special counsel’s investigation led by former Director Robert Mueller All records related to the reassignment of FBI Supervisor Peter Strzok from the special counsel’s investigation to another position within the FBI. All SF-50 and/or SF-52 employment forms, as well as all related records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the FBI...
  • Cause of Action Targets CFPB, EPA Feds Using Encryption to Hide Public Docs

    12/09/2017 5:14:50 PM PST · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Lifezette ^ | December 9, 20217 | Brendan Kirby
    Agents of the federal government have been sending coded messages to one another, but they aren’t deep-cover spies evading the Russian spooks or transmitting North Korean launch codes. They are run-of-the-mill bureaucrats who appear to be using digital technology to evade the American people and their representatives in Congress and the White House. “There’s no elected control if the bureaucrats can have conversations that are not reviewable by elected officials,” said John Vecchione, president and CEO of the Cause of Action Institute (COA). “They can’t control the bureaucracy.” Vecchione’s group filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request earlier this...
  • Weekly Update: New Classified Clinton Emails

    11/18/2017 11:14:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 17, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play Judicial Watch Sues Kentucky Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls We Sue DOJ for Communications On “Russian Lawyer” – Was She Working With Clinton/Obama Operation? New Clinton Classified Emails Reveal More Pay for Play While there are now belated rumbles in Washington about a Department of Justice investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices, we continue to steadily discover for you and the American people the nature of the corruption going on behind the scenes at her State Department. This week we released 109 pages of Hillary Clinton emails from her tenure...