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  • Weekly Update: New Deep State Lawsuit

    09/09/2017 10:04:29 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | Sept 8, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Deep State Watch: New Lawsuit for Comey Memos We Applaud the End to Obama’s Illegal Alien Amnesty Program Judicial Watch Lawyers Take on Sanctuary Policy Be Sure to Tune in to Judicial Watch’s Expert Panel: ‘Exposing the Deep State’ Deep State Watch: New Lawsuit for Comey Memos The already strange case of James B. Comey gets, as Lewis Carroll might observe, “curiouser and curiouser” with each passing day. We have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation against the U.S. Department of Justice seeking memoranda allegedly written by former FBI...
  • FBI, Hold Hillary Clinton Accountable Petition

    09/03/2017 7:31:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/03/17 | Arthur Bedford
    If you believe in equal justice for all, please SIGN this petition (Editor’s Note: Texan Art Bedford has posted a petition online at ipetitions.com. He is asking Americans who believe in equal justice to sign it, telling the FBI to “hold Hillary accountable.) As an Air Force retiree with over 30 years Military and Civil service as a communications intelligence collector,analyst and specialist, I routinely handled top secret sensitive compartmentalized information. If I had done anything near what Hillary Clinton and her staff had done, I would have been imprisoned regardless of my intent.
  • FBI fights public release of Trump dossier info

    08/31/2017 8:02:57 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 31 Aug, 2017 | Byron York
    Senate investigators have had problems getting the FBI to reveal information about the Trump dossier. They're not the only ones. Outside groups filing Freedom of Information Act requests are running up against a stone wall when it comes to the dossier. On March 8, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA request for documents regarding the bureau's contacts with Christopher Steele, the former British spy who dug for dirt in Russia on candidate Donald Trump in the months before the 2016 presidential election. Steele's effort was commissioned by the oppo research firm Fusion GPS, which at the time was being paid by...
  • Is the IRS Scandal About to Break Wide Open?

    08/28/2017 6:21:35 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 43 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-27-17 | Rick Moran
    Lost emails, destroyed hard drives, foot dragging, stonewalling, and a smirking, sneering IRS commissioner doing his best to obscure the truth -- this has largely been the response by the Internal Revenue Service to investigations by Congress and FOIA requests from conservative groups trying to discover the truth about the IRS targeting scandal. But one federal judge appears to be just as curious as the rest of us about what exactly the IRS was up to when it targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny in approving their tax-exempt status. Washington Examiner: Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court...
  • FBI Does Unprecedented Reversal of FOIA Request on Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Docs

    08/17/2017 11:39:55 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 69 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Aug. 16, 2017 | Cristinia Laila
    An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow said Wednesday on his radio show that the FBI did an unprecedented reversal of the FOIA request of the Clinton-Lynch tarmac docs only because they were caught in a lie. snip The corruption in the FBI is astounding. It will take a very long time to restore the public’s confidence in this once well respected agency thanks to James Comey and other Obama cronies.
  • FBI has 'reopened' case on search for Lynch-Clinton tarmac meeting records

    08/16/2017 10:06:53 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 16, 2017
    The FBI has "reopened" its consideration of a request for records on the infamous 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton, the group behind that request told Fox News. American Center for Law and Justice President Jay Sekulow called the development a “positive sign,” in an interview Wednesday on “Fox & Friends.” Sekulow said the FBI sent him a letter saying it had reopened his Freedom of Information Act request for documents related to the June 2016 meeting. At first, the FBI and DOJ said they did not have documents detailing the tarmac meet-up,...
  • Emails Supply New Evidence of Hillary Clinton Pay-to-Play Scheme, Watchdog Argues

    08/12/2017 8:44:25 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 17 replies
    AMAC ^ | August 11, 2017 | The Association of Mature American Citizens
    Former Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin used her personal email account to transmit classified documents and coordinate favors for Clinton donors, according to emails obtained Wednesday by the watchdog group Judicial Watch. Judicial Watch obtained the documents as part of a lawsuit filed after the State Department failed to respond to a March 2015 Freedom of Information Act request. The newly obtained documents include 91 email exchanges involving Clinton when she was secretary of state that were not turned over to the State Department, the group said.
  • Hayes: State Dept Did Everything They Could to Hide Clinton-Benghazi Emails

    08/10/2017 10:15:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 33 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 8/10/2017 | Steve Hayes
    A federal judge is ordering the State Department to try again to find emails top Hillary Clinton aides wrote about the Benghazi attack. U.S. District Court Judge Amit Mehta ruled that the State Department had not done enough to try to track down emails in the official government accounts for Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan related the 2012 terror attack that left four Americans dead. ... Mehta ruled that the State Department must now search through its own internal records, which it previously neglected to do. ... He said it was obvious, however, that the State Department was...
  • ACLJ FOIA Lawsuit Uncovers Obama White House Involved in Clinton-Lynch Meeting Spin...

    08/10/2017 8:49:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    ACLJ.org ^ | 8/8/2017 | Jordan Sekulow
    Our federal lawsuit against the DOJ bureaucracy over the secret meeting between former Attorney General Lynch and former President Clinton has already unearthed documents proving the FBI lied that it had “no” documents, that the media was colluding with the Obama DOJ to bury the story, and that AG Lynch (AKA Elizabeth Carlisle) was using a secret email address to conduct official business. Now we’ve uncovered that the White House was involved. On the afternoon of June 29, 2016, two days after the Clinton-Lynch meeting, senior DOJ officials forwarded an email containing a transcript of AG Lynch’s press availability where...
  • Judge orders State Dept. to search state.gov accounts for Clinton aides' Benghazi emails

    08/10/2017 12:11:38 PM PDT · by Hadean · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug, 10, 2017 | Brooke Singman
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to search the “state.gov” email accounts of Hillary Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Jacob Sullivan for records related to Benghazi, as part of a watchdog’s Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia Amit Mehta made the call Tuesday, describing the FOIA lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch in March 2015 as “a far cry from a typical FOIA case.” He noted that “Secretary Clinton used a private e-mail server located in her home, to transmit and receive work-related communications during her tenure as Secretary of...
  • Veterans Affairs official files FOIA request to spy on whistle-blower

    06/20/2017 4:16:48 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 7 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 20, 2017 | Pete Kasperowicz
    A Department of Veterans Affairs official has taken the novel step of filing a Freedom of Information Act request against her own VA department in order to learn what a whistleblower has been saying about her. The whistleblower is Scott Davis, a well-known VA official who has testified in Congress and has made several TV appearances about the troubled VA. He told the Washington Examiner on Monday that he was stripped of some of his final duties in his Atlanta job, weeks after warning that retaliation against whistleblowers is on the rise at the VA. The other VA official is...
  • Judicial Watch: Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

    06/19/2017 4:50:08 PM PDT · by GregNH · 85 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | 06/19/2017 | UNKNOWN
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library. The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.” The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community...
  • The Feds: Still Breaking Bad When It Comes to Freedom of Information law

    06/06/2017 4:16:51 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Sharyl Attkisson ^ | 6/5/17 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Not only is the latest Freedom of Information (FOI) Act response I received from the Department of Justice (DOJ) Inspector General (IG) two and a half years late—a response was required under the law in about 30 days—it’s also woefully inadequate.In 2014, I filed a complaint asking the DOJ IG to investigate the unauthorized intrusions into my computers.My employer at the time, CBS would not let the DOJ IG inspect the primary computer at issue: my work laptop. However, I provided investigators my personal Apple computer, which two independent forensics exams had found was also subject to the remote intrusions. Since...
  • Clinton BlackBerry photo led to State official’s query about email account

    06/10/2016 4:14:55 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 6/9/2016 | Josh Gerstein
    An iconic photograph of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using her BlackBerry while wearing sunglasses on a military plane in 2011 prompted a recordkeeping official in her office to inquire about whether Clinton had been assigned a State.gov email address, the State Department disclosed this week.Clarence Finney, who oversaw an office responsible for Freedom of Information Act searches, raised the question about an official account after seeing the photo in the media, according to testimony at a deposition held Wednesday and released Thursday. The image went viral on social media in 2012, prompting a "Texts from Hillary" meme."When Mrs. Clinton's...
  • Judge orders video of Hillary Clinton aide’s email testimony sealed (Transcripts released)

    05/26/2016 4:53:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2016 | Stephan Dinan
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered that the videotape of Hillary Clinton’s former chief of staff giving a deposition later this week be sealed so it can’t be used in political attacks against the former secretary of state and likely Democratic presidential nominee. Judge Emmett G. Sullivan said the transcript will be made public, so the public will know what Cheryl Mills says. He said it was “unnecessary” to have the video released. He extended that order to all of the depositions being taken in the open-records case, which also applies to Mrs. Clinton’s closest personal aide, Huma Abedin. Neither...
  • Plans For Hidden IT Network To Help Clinton Skirt Rules Uncovered by Judicial Watch

    02/02/2016 9:00:15 AM PST · by jazusamo · 62 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | February 1, 2016
    'We should ... set up a stand-alone PC in the Secretary's office, connected to the internet (but not through our system) to enable her to check her emails from her desk' (Washington, DC) - Judicial Watch announced today that it recently received records from the Department of State disclosing plans by senior State Department officials to set up a "stand-alone PC" so that Clinton could check her emails in an office "across the hall" through a separate, non-State Department computer network system. Referencing the special Clinton computer system, Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, writes Clinton Chief of...
  • Justice Department Sued for Records on FBI Training of Best Buy Geek Squad Spies

    06/01/2017 9:53:54 AM PDT · by bamahead · 24 replies
    The Wrap ^ | May 31, 2017 | Susan Seager
    The Justice Department was sued Wednesday by a privacy group seeking information on the FBI recruitment of Best Buy employees to search consumer computers for child pornography during repairs — a practice that came to light in court documents in a recent case in Santa Ana, California. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Trump administration’s Justice Department, demanding access to records about any FBI training and payment to Geek Squad workers to search customer computers without a court warrant. At issue isn’t the criminality of child pornography or efforts to stop the...
  • Weekly Update: The OBAMA Spy Scandal

    05/30/2017 11:57:07 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 30, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    JW Seeks Docs on Obama White House Spying Scandal Mueller Helped Purge Anti-Terrorism Training Material Offensive to Muslims The Seth Rich Controversy Honoring the Fallen Warriors on Memorial Day JW Seeks Docs on Obama White House Spying Scandal With the news this week of the unprecedented spying on Americans by the National Security Agency under President Obama’s direction, it has become even more critical that we get to the truth about any Obama administration surveillance of Donald Trump and his campaign and the subsequent illegal leaking of classified information in an effort to undermine the Trump administration. We filed...
  • State Dept. Redacts Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees

    05/23/2017 11:00:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 23, 2017
    The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a wide range of services for the new arrivals. Throughout the ongoing probe Judicial Watch has found a striking difference on how government lawyers use an exemption, officially known as (b)(4), to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to withhold records. All the cases involve public funds being used to resettle...
  • Weekly Update: Final Tally: Obama Spent Nearly $100 Million for Travel

    05/20/2017 12:04:28 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 19, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Obama Final Travel Tally: Nearly $100 Million JW Sues for FBI Records –and Payments – Relating to ‘Trump Dossier’ Government Yanks Report Blasting DHS for Catching Less than 1% of Visa Overstays We Probe Obama White House Influence Over FCC Attempt to Regulate Internet Obama Final Travel Tally: Nearly $100 Million There may be no better way to keep on eye on our leaders’ penchant for pretending to royalty than to tally the cost of their travel and accommodations. Our nation has granted its presidents exquisite transport because we need for our leaders to be efficient and safe. However,...