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Medicaid Blew $26 Mil on Health Coverage for Dead People

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Judge orders 4 Homeland Security officials to preserve private-account emails

From Politico: U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss issued the order Wednesday morning to Johnson, former Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, former chief of staff Christian Marrone, and former General Counsel Stevan Bunnell, telling them to copy relevant messages to thumb drives.

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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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Judicial Watch Asks for Further Discovery in Clinton Email Benghazi Lawsuit over Possible State Department ‘Wrongdoing or Bad Faith’

Judicial Watch Asks for Depositions from Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills, and Eight Other State Department Officials (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch asked a federal court for additional discovery over the Clinton email issue.  In addition to document requests, the new Revised Discovery Proposal asks for depositions from Clinton, Clinton aide…

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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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Federal Judge Orders Homeland Security to Produce “Preservation Requests” for Email Records for Secretary Jeh Johnson, Top DHS Officials

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced that a federal court judge ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to produce this week any “preservation requests” for emails sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff Christian Marrone, and General Counsel Stevan Bunnell. The order from…

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Judicial Watch Seeks Eric Holder Contract Documents from California Legislature

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a records request with the California Legislature Joint Rules Committee seeking to examine legislative records regarding the state’s employment of former Obama U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr.: All contracts between the California Legislature and former U.S. Attorney General Eric…

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Obama’s Travel Cost Taxpayers More Than $96 Million

From The Washington Free Beacon: Michelle Obama took her daughters to ski in Aspen in February 2016, spending $222,875.58 in travel costs alone. This did not include costs for accommodations, meals, rental cars, ski lift tickets, or attendant costs for U.S. Secret Service personnel. The First Lady also took her daughters to Morocco,…

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Video: Obama’s closest adviser says president has been scandal-free

From Fox News: Jan. 03, 2017 – 3:58 – President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton takes on Valerie Jarrett’s claim

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Judicial Watch: Federal Court Orders Hearing on Preserving Key Homeland Security Official Emails

‘If the agency officials are permitted to leave their employment while retaining agency records in their personal email accounts, it risks creating a situation comparable to that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.’ Hearing Thursday, January 5 (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a federal court hearing will…

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Obama’s closest adviser says president has been scandal-free

From the New York Post: “The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” Jarrett said in an interview broadcast on CNN Sunday. The aide, also a close friend of Obama and his wife, Michelle, credited the…

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Weekly Update: Big Court Decision on Clinton Emails

Year End Bang on Clinton Email Obama’s Travel Cost $96 Million Over Eight Years Islamic Terrorists Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S. Happy New Year!   Year End Bang on Clinton Email In 2016, Judicial Watch established itself it as the most significant public policy entity in the…

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Final tally: President sticks taxpayers with $100M vacation tab

From WND: As a candidate in 2008, then Sen. Barack Obama, R-Ill., vowed he would give up vacations if elected president, in order to completely focus on his job. Fast-forward to the present, and it is now projected Obama will have spent more than $100 million taxpayer dollars on vacations…

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Judicial Watch: New Obama Travel Costs Bring Eight-Year Total over $96 Million

‘Earth Day’ Travel Bill Over $1 Million, Hillary Clinton’s Ride on Air Force One Cost $360,000 (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it has received new documents from both the Secret Service and the Air Force relating to Obama travel expenses, bringing the known total over the past eight years…

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Video: Opinion Journal: A New Clinton Email Probe?

From the Wall Street Journal: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on a federal appeals court ruling against the State Department. Photo credit: Getty Images.

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Report: Latin America Offers A Haven For Jihadis

From the Daily Caller: Translated by watchdog group Judicial Watch on Wednesday, the document states, “Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region.”

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When a president runs a tab

From The Washington Times: Only this same churl would expect President Obama and his family to spend their Christmas holidays at Disneyland, shoot miniature golf and sup at Cracker Barrel, but the Obamas have really put on the dog over the eight years of the Obama era. Our Dave Boyer…

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‘People Don’t Understand How Hard This Is’

From LifeZette: That was the case with Michelle Obama’s appearance on Oprah’s CBS prime-time special Monday night. The nation’s outgoing first lady confirmed she has no plans to run for office — although the Left crowned her its most effective surrogate during Hillary Clinton’s disastrous White House bid.

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Mills, State Department oppose video release in Clinton email case

From Politico: Attorneys for State, former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills and her former deputy Huma Abedin are urging U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan not to disturb a prior order barring publication of videos of the depositions taken in the case brought by watchdog group Judicial Watch. Transcripts…

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Obama and family arrive in Hawaii for final taxpayer-funded vacation

From the Washington Examiner: Obama descended the steps of Air Force One at 10:45 p.m. HST at a tropical 70-degree temperature, according to press pool reports. Gov. David Ige, D-Hawaii; Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell; Sen. Brian Schatz, R-Hawaii; and Adm. Harry Harris, commander of the U.S. Pacific Command were on…


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