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  • FBI to bury ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s file, agency rejects Herald public records request

    03/29/2024 11:11:00 AM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 28, 2024 | JOE DWINELL
    There’s no way in hell they shouldn’t tell all’.. The FBI is closing the book on the agency’s “corrupt” handling of James “Whitey” Bulger — forever. The feds are refusing to make any further installments of Bulger’s case file public, saying the records are “investigative” and no longer subject to the Freedom of Information Act. “The records responsive to your request are law enforcement records; there is a pending or prospective law enforcement proceeding relevant to these responsive records, and release of the information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings. Therefore, your request is being administratively closed,”...
  • Michigan Man Sues To See Election Records After His Freedom Of Information Requests Were Denied

    03/23/2024 4:39:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 03/23/2024 | Steven Kovac
    Michigan’s Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson is being sued for working with local officials to stonewall a citizen’s efforts to access public election records from the Nov. 8, 2022 general and the May 2, 2023 primary elections.Ms. Benson has a record of resisting transparency dating back to the 2020 presidential contest, after which she ordered local clerks to delete all electronic poll book (EPB) data from that election. In Nov. 2022, just days after the midterms, she ordered local clerks to deny public information requests to examine certain election data stored on their EPBs.EPB files are an original public...
  • Judicial Watch: Records Show CIA Deployed Bomb Techs, Dog Teams to DC on January 6

    03/14/2024 4:01:17 AM PDT · by Tench_Coxe · 11 replies
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 88 pages of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) records from the Department of Justice in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that show the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) deployed personnel to Washington, DC, on January 6, 2021.Judicial Watch forced the release of the records through a June 5, 2023, lawsuit that was filed after the Justice Department failed to respond to an August 10, 2023, FOIA request for records and communications regarding shots being fired inside the U.S. Capitol, as well as requests for Bureau of Alcohol,...
  • MI Lawmakers Send Brutal Letter to FBI Director Wray Demanding Answers on 2020 GBI Strategies Investigation: “This Looks Like a Whitewash, and it Looks Like it’s Selective Enforcement of the Laws”

    03/04/2024 11:40:14 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 11 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | March 4, 2024 | Patty McMurray
    On August 2023, Phil O’Halloran, one of Michigan’s top election integrity investigators with the MIGOP, shared an incredible Michigan State Police report with me. The 68-page report, which addressed a statewide voter registration fraud investigation in Michigan that began on October 8, 2020 (only one month before the general election), was so stunning that I read it several times to be sure it was legitimate. As I read through the stunning report that was FOIA’d by a local citizen, Chris Caijula, I had so many questions, most of which I suspected would never be answered. Unfortunately, in Michigan, the Democrat...
  • Report: DHS Secretary Mayorkas PERSONALLY Declined Presidential Candidate Robert F. Kennedy’s Request for Secret Service Protection

    02/13/2024 7:12:02 PM PST · by Macho MAGA Man · 21 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | February 13, 2024 | Jim Hoft
    In March 2023, Robert Kennedy, Jr. announced on Twitter that the Biden Administration had still not provided his campaign with Secret Service protection. Robert says after several requests they had received no response after 88 days! This was shocking and unconscionable. Robert’s father Bobby Kennedy and uncle John F. Kennedy were both assassinated when he was a child. Since his first request, Robert Kennedy, Jr. has been denied Secret Service protection by the Biden administration at least three times. Even after an intruder broke into his home, Robert Kennedy, Jr. was denied Secret Service protection. .... Snip.... On Monday Judicial...
  • FBI charged with Jan. 6 ‘cover-up’ in Ashli Babbitt shooting case

    02/04/2024 12:24:18 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 3, 2024 | Paul Bedard
    A watchdog group is escalating its battle with the Justice Department over the FBI’s refusal to turn over files on Ashli Babbitt, the United States Air Force veteran shot and killed during the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot over the certification of President Joe Biden’s victory over former President Donald Trump. Judicial Watch, claiming a “cover-up,” on Friday filed a suit in federal court claiming that the FBI has twice refused to comply with Freedom of Information Act demands for any files it has on Babbitt and her husband Aaron. The FOIA lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court...
  • The FBI Again Tries To Block Seth Rich’s Laptop From Public View

    02/02/2024 3:16:42 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2 Feb, 2024 | Ron Wright
    The agency’s frantic efforts to hide the laptop’s contents inevitably lead to the suspicion that there’s something on it that the powers in DC don’t want Americans to see. Not surprisingly, our media have ignored the Rich story. As I sat at Starbucks, I showed twelve random people a recent news photograph of FBI Director Christopher Wray. Most were under thirty and primarily female. None could identify Wray by name or position. I blame our media for the absence of objective reporting, censoring information, and publishing propaganda without question, i.e., false war porn and casualty counts of Hamas. Small wonder,...
  • Texas A&M Faculty Senate Attempts to Unilaterally Rewrite Texas Public Information Act

    01/16/2024 9:30:07 AM PST · by Twotone · 8 replies
    Texas Scorecard ^ | January 15, 2024 | Staff
    An obscure bureaucratic entity, buried deep within Texas A&M, is attempting to rewrite the rules for how governmental bodies make information available to the public. If successful, it could have dire implications for citizen oversight. At issue is a series of requests by the American Accountability Foundation, a non-partisan watchdog group, that attempted to learn more about the role of so-called “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” initiatives at A&M’s medical school. Senate Bill 17, passed by the Texas Legislature last year, forbade these practices as of January 1 2024. During the December 11 meeting of the A&M “faculty senate,” Senior Associate...
  • EXCLUSIVEUS scientists held secret talks with Covid 'Batwoman' amid drive to make coronaviruses more deadly... just before pandemic

    01/06/2024 7:10:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 18 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 01 06 2024 | Glen Owen
    The June 2017 meeting at America's National Institutes of Health (NIH) held by Shi Zhengli – known as 'Batwoman' because of her work on sampling and sequencing the animals' viruses – will bolster fears of Western collusion in a Chinese cover-up after Covid resulted from a reckless laboratory experiment. A new cache of documents, obtained by Freedom of Information campaigners and seen by The Mail on Sunday, reveal the extent to which the controversial work at the Wuhan Institute of Virology was supported, and often funded, by America. They show that US researchers seeking funding for work to engineer 'spike...
  • Prince Andrew Files to be Locked Away from the Public until 2065

    09/05/2023 12:22:15 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | September 5, 2023 | Jason Walsh
    Secret files relating to the disgraced Prince Andrew, the Royal connected to child trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, will be locked away until 2065. Unless Prince Andrew lives until 105, he will likely be dead by the time the files are released. The restrictions came to light after historian Andrew Lownie requested access to them for an upcoming biography on the British royal family member. Last year, Andrew paid £12 million (around $15 million) to Virginia Giuffre, who accused him of sexual assault while she was 17 and underage. As The National Post reported, the denial of access forms part of a...
  • Jesse Watters Primetime 11/14/23 Full End Show Fox Breaking News 14, November 2023Jesse (Watters' Primetime Shares Results from Their FOIA Request on Bag of White Powder Found in the White House. )

    11/14/2023 7:42:16 PM PST · by mbrfl · 30 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 14, 2023 | Jesse Watters Prime Time
    Jesse Watters goes over the results of his show's FOIA request into the bag of cocaine (or maybe not?) found in the White House, earlier this year.
  • DHS sued over college program that linked conservative groups to neo-Nazis

    10/25/2023 10:18:22 AM PDT · by thegagline · 14 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 10/25/2023 | Josh Christenson
    The Heritage Foundation is suing the Department of Homeland Security for withholding information about a grant of more than $350,000 it gave to a university program that linked the conservative group, Fox News and the Republican Party to militant neo-Nazis, according to a copy of the filing exclusively obtained by The Post. Heritage filed the civil suit on Tuesday in Washington, DC, federal court, alleging that DHS failed to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request about $352,109 provided to the University of Dayton for research on “domestic violence extremism and hate movements.” “DHS repeatedly failed to respond...
  • Update! Sources Claim Joe Biden ‘Has Punched & Kicked His Dogs’

    10/05/2023 6:40:15 PM PDT · by Macho MAGA Man · 60 replies
    Tom Fitton on Twitter X ^ | October 5, 2023 | Tom Fitton
    Tom Fitton @TomFitton Judicial Watch Sues Secret Service for Records of Attacks by Biden German Shepherd ‘Commander’ (Washington, DC) – @JudicialWatch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Secret Service for records regarding incidents of aggression and bites involving President Joe Biden’s Dog, Commander (Judicial Watch Inc, v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:23-cv-02960)). The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Secret Service (a component of the Department of Homeland Security) failed to respond to a July 31, 2023, request for all...
  • Bolton & Biden Agree [semi-satire]

    09/30/2023 10:39:27 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 October 2023 | John Semmens
    Trump's former National Security Adviser John Bolton warned that "a second Trump Administration would lead to a constitutional crisis. What will happen when the career people in the Department of Justice, military, and other government agencies resign en masse? It will be the demise of the permanent government institutions that have run this country for generations. Ordinary Americans will be paralyzed with fear. There will be no one to tell them how to live their lives." In a speech commemorating the late Sen. John McCain (R-Az), President Biden lashed out at "the menace Trump and his voters pose to our...
  • Garland says incendiary memo directing FBI to use counterterrorism tools on parents never rescinded

    09/21/2023 11:21:11 AM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sep 21, 2023 | Hannah Grossman
    Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, on Wednesday grilled Attorney General Merrick Garland during a hearing about what has been known as the administration's "domestic terrorist" parents memorandum, which brought intense pushback from parents around the country. Roy pressed Garland on the memo directing the FBI to use counterterrorism tools relating to parents speaking out at school board meetings against K-12 curriculum and agendas with which they disagreed, such as critical race theory and gender ideology-related policies in schools. After Roy repeatedly asked Garland whether the memo was rescinded, the attorney general finally acknowledged that it wasn't. "There's nothing to rescind," Garland...
  • Judge Orders Michigan County to Pay $10,000 to Election Integrity Group Over FOIA Practices

    09/10/2023 5:58:54 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 9/9/23 | Stephen Kovac
    It took over one year of wrangling and a lawsuit, but the Michigan Grassroots Alliance (MGA), an election integrity watchdog group, has gotten what it sought—a segment of video surveillance tape that may serve as evidence in an investigation of the handling of voting results on election night in 2022 by some county election officials. In a properly functioning Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, obtaining the tape should have taken about two weeks. Instead, it took nearly 13 months. Finally, on Sept. 7, the matter was settled in a Wayne County Circuit Court but not before the group’s representative,...
  • America First Legal Launches Follow-up Investigation After Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Withholds Censorship Records

    09/09/2023 2:50:23 PM PDT · by CFW · 3 replies
    America First Legal ^ | 9/8/23 | staff
    MA AG’s Office Claims Censorship Records Could Reveal “Law Enforcement Matters” WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, America First Legal (AFL) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General regarding the existence and number of law enforcement investigations relating to misinformation or disinformation based on information it revealed in response to our investigation. On August 16, 2023, AFL launched a series of state FOIA requests regarding a letter written by twelve state attorneys general, all Democrats, to the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook, seeking to censor the views of American citizens — including the...
  • BREAKING: Joe Biden colluded with Hunter's business partners during VP term under Obama: House Oversight

    09/06/2023 11:36:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Post Millennial ^ | Sep 6, 2023 | Libby Emmons
    Comer contends that "it is essential that the Committee review certain documents in their original format, and the Committee requests such information from NARA." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The House Oversight Committee has demanded that the National Archives turn over thousands of emails from Joe Biden during his stint as vice president under Obama. The requested emails include those in which Biden used a pseudonym, and Comer wants them free from redactions. "The Committee on Oversight and Accountability is investigating President Biden’s meetings and communications with certain family members and their business associates during his tenure as Vice President," the letter begins. Comer...
  • Biden’s use of fake names in email could cost him

    09/03/2023 4:00:07 AM PDT · by Libloather · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/02/23 | Jonathan Turley
    Last year, at an event at the White House, former president Barack Obama jokingly referred to the current president as “Vice President Biden.” At the time, it was described as the more popular politician “reminding Biden who’s boss.” Yet, this needling carried an added bite, given reports of Obama’s private doubts about Biden’s judgment. In 2020, Obama had famously warned fellow Democrats, “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f— things up.” Obama is now being asked to bail Biden out from another debacle of his own making, going back to his time in Obama’s administration. Various committees and private groups are...
  • HUGE REVELATION IN FULTON COUNTY IN WAKE OF FOIA RECORDS: REPORT

    08/27/2023 6:44:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 96 replies
    RSBNetwork ^ | August 25, 2023 | Summer Lane
    Photo: AlamyA new revelation from Real Clear Investigations Senior Reporter Paul Sperry has the potential to rock the political world from top to bottom, revealing that hundreds of anti-Trump Democrats were allegedly deputized by election officials to process absentee ballots during the 2020 election in Fulton County, Georgia.This shocking information was retrieved from FOIA records, Sperry noted on X.He wrote, “New FOIA records reveal Fulton election officials in 2020 deputized 100s of anti-Trump Dems from ACLU, gave them power to process absentee ballot apps rec’d thru online portals & then equipped ACLU poll workers w/ iPads to cancel absentee ballots...