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Fed Judge Blasts DOJ Lawyers for Lying in Court to Defend Obama Amnesty

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Axing Wasteful EPA Program that Gave Leftist Groups Millions “Racist”

The Trump administration is being accused of racism for cutting a wasteful program that’s given leftist groups tens of millions of dollars to help poor, minority and indigenous communities attain “environmental justice.” The initiative was launched under Barack Obama’s first Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) chief, Lisa Jackson, to help low-income…

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Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury for Records Related to Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation of General Flynn

Asks Court to Order Searches and Production of Records  National Security Agency Refuses to Confirm or Deny Existence of Records  (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and…

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SHAMEFUL! Feds Prosecuting Vietnam-Era Vet For Putting Flags On VA Fence

From The American Spectator: The federal government is prosecuting a Vietnam-era vet for displaying two four by six inch American flags outside a Veterans Affairs (VA) fence in Los Angeles on Memorial Day, May 30, 2016. Robert L. Rosebrock, 74, is facing up to six months in prison, according to…

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74-Year-Old Veteran Fights Charges for Taking Photos, Placing Flags at VA Center Fence

From LawNewz: Robert Rosebrock is a 74-year-old U.S. military veteran who has his share of grievances with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Not least of them is the fact that VA Police arrested him for placing two small American flags on the fence of Los Angeles National Veterans Park, and…

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Judicial Watch Fight for 74-Year Old Veteran Prosecuted for Memorial Day ‘Posting’ of American Flags on Veterans Affairs Center Fence Continues

Rosebrock moves to dismiss charges on First Amendment grounds and to suppress statements made without Miranda warnings (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a series of motions alleging constitutional and other legal deficiencies in the extraordinary prosecution of its client, Robert L. Rosebrock, a Vietnam-era veteran who…

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Government Watchdog Questions Sessions’ Need for Recusal From Russian Probe

From The Daily Signal: Some government ethics experts contend the recusal wasn’t necessary—at least not from a probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He should only recuse himself from an illegal leak investigation that he was a victim of, said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch,…

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GOP wants to eliminate shadowy DOJ slush fund bankrolling leftist groups

From Fox News: The Obama administration funneled billions of dollars to activist organizations through a Department of Justice slush fund scheme, according to congressional investigators. “It’s clear partisan politics played a role in the illicit actions that were made,” Rep. John Ratcliffe, R-Texas, told Fox News. “The DOJ is the…

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U.S. Govt. Prosecuting Elderly Army Vet for “Posting” American Flags in VA Facility

Will Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) continue wasting taxpayer dollars to criminally prosecute a 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran for posting two American Flags in a southern California Veterans Administration facility (see picture below)? The absurd case was initiated under President Obama, but is set to go to trial in…

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Judicial Watch Video: Chris Farrell’s Statement on the Confirmation Of Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell issued the following statement in response to the confirmation of Jeff Sessions as attorney general: Transcript: “Attorney General Sessions is facing the greatest challenge that any attorney general in our history has had to face as he moves…

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Judicial Watch Video: Tom Fitton Statement On The Confirmation of Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to Jeff Sessions confirmation as attorney general: Transcript:   “When it comes to public policy, the Justice Department has been a locus of evil. President Obama ruined the Justice Department. Senator Sessions, now the Attorney General…

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Mexican Drug Cartel Operating in U.S. Suburb More than 1,500 Miles from Border

Illustrating that the Mexican drug crisis is having a far-reaching impact on the U.S., a heroin ring operated by a Mexican cartel was recently busted in an American suburb more than 1,500 miles from the southern border. In the last few years Judicial Watch has reported extensively on the massive…

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On Watch: Episode 6 – Attorney General Sessions

Dear Editor/Broadcaster, Below, you will find the video/transcript for On Watch: Episode 6 – Attorney General Sessions  Transcript: I’m Chris Farrell . . . and this is “On Watch” No Attorney General in the history of this nation has faced the number, and variety of challenges now before Attorney General Jeff…

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For Attorney General Sessions, ‘draining the swamp’ could start at the Justice Department

From the World Tribune: If President Donald Trump is serious about “draining the swam”, he will need to focus on the Justice Department, situated right “in the heart of the swamp,” a Washington insider said. Attorney General nominee Jeff Sessions “is going into an agency characterized by people like fired…

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Analysis: Law-abiding Trump right to fire acting AG

From One News Now: Trump on Monday fired Sally Yates, accusing her of insubordination after she publicly questioned the constitutionality of his refugee and immigration ban and refused to defend it in court. The new acting U.S. attorney general is Dana Boente, who will be in charge of the Justice…

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Left Engages in Absurd Trump-Nixon Comparisons

From LifeZette: Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) drew the same parallel in announcing Tuesday to the Senate Judiciary Committee that she would vote against the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be the next attorney general. She praised Yates, arguing that it took guts. “That statement took a steel spine…

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Judicial Watch Statement on the Firing of Acting Attorney General Sally Yates

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today made the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s firing of acting Attorney General Sally Yates Monday night for “refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States:” President Trump is to be commended for upholding…

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Feds Still in Cover-up Mode: Ft. Lauderdale Airport Shooter Indictment Omits Terrorism

A grand jury in south Florida just indicted the Ft. Lauderdale Airport shooter, but the feds are still in cover-up mode so terrorism isn’t even mentioned though an FBI agent testified in court that the attack was carried out on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).…

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Court Grants Judicial Watch Request, Orders Top Obama DOJ Official to Preserve Podesta Email Communications

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan granted Judicial Watch’s Motion to Preserve emails of a U.S. Department of Justice assistant attorney general.  Judge Sullivan issued a Minute Order on January 17, 2017, requiring the Justice Department to “preserve all agency records…

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Judge orders Justice Dept. to preserve official’s private-account emails

From Politico: “Defendant shall take all necessary and reasonable steps to ensure the preservation of all agency records and potential agency records between the dates of December 1, 2014 and November 7, 2016 in any personal email account of Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Peter Kadzik. Any question about…

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Video: Judicial Watch blasts DOJ IG’s ‘favor’ to the Clinton camp

From Fox News: Tom Fitton sounds off on ‘political’ probe into FBI email case on ‘America’s News HQ’


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