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FBI Labeled Orlando Gunman ‘Not a Terrorist’ Three Years Before Attack

From The Washington Free Beacon: FBI investigator Rand Glass notified St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Department Major Michael Graves in September 2013 that the agency did not believe Mateen posed a security threat, according to documents released by Judicial Watch on Monday. “Rand told me, ‘We do NOT believe he is a terrorist,’”…


Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing FBI Declared Mateen “NOT” to be a Terrorist

“We do NOT believe he is a terrorist… I don’t believe he will go postal or anything like that.”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released previously undisclosed documents from the St. Lucie, Florida, Sheriff’s Department revealing the FBI informed the sheriff’s office in late 2013 that Omar Mateen was…


Rastafari Cook Ordered to Cut Dreadlocks, U.S. Sues for Discrimination

The Obama administration is spending taxpayer dollars to sue a private business for not allowing a male employee to have long, matted and knotted hair required to practice an “Afrocentric” religion in which followers also smoke marijuana (“the spiritual use of cannabis”). Known as Rastafari, it was born in the…


Clinton Email Testimony Update

Clinton Email Testimony Update The Clinton Email Coverup Is Unraveling IRS “Security” Program Can’t Stop $3.1 Billion Scam Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $79.5 million   Clinton Email Testimony Update U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan announced that he will hear arguments on Monday, July 18, 2016,…


Opinion Journal: Clinton Email Gag Orders

From WSJ Opinion Journal: Judicial Watch Director of Research and Investigations Chris Farrell on how the FBI handled the Clinton email investigation.


Media urge judge to release Clinton email deposition videos

From Politico: The media submission also argues that the recordings provide the best evidence of testimony given in the course of the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, superior to transcripts that were publicly released by the conservative group pursuing the suit, Judicial Watch.


Judicial Watch: Hillary Clinton Testimony Essential

Court hearing on Clinton email testimony set for Monday, July 18, 2016. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it submitted reply briefs (available here and here) to the court in response to the State Department’s and Secretary Clinton’s oppositions to Judicial Watch’s request for permission to depose former Secretary…


The Four Ways Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal Will Still Haunt Her

From The Daily Beast: Next week, the judge overseeing the case will hold a hearing on whether Clinton must be deposed; he already took the extraordinary step of allowing Judicial Watch to question some of Clinton’s closest aides and advisers, including Cheryl Mills and Huma Abedin. All of the interview…


Conservative group seeks to depose Hillary Clinton over email controversy

From Sinclair Broadcast Group: The conservative group Judicial Watch filed a civil suit under the Freedom of Information Act in July 2014. In May, the group filed a request seeking Clinton’s testimony. This week, Clinton’s lawyers filed papers fighting back – a first for them, according to Politico – calling…


State Dept. will review and release unseen Clinton emails

From the Associated Press: Also Wednesday, the conservative legal group Judicial Watch said a federal judge would hold a hearing Thursday on the production of all Clinton emails, including the new batch FBI Director James Comey cited last week. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg scheduled the hearing in response…


‘Disturbing!’ Hillary REFUSES To Testify In Email Scandal Lawsuit

From Radar Online: But Clinton’s lawyers submitted a legal filing on Tuesday, obtained by Politico,in an effort to block Judicial Watch’s request that she testify. Her legal team claimed her testimony was unnecessary as she already testified publicly regarding her email scandal before the House Benghazi Committee in October.


Clinton doubles down on ‘convenience’ excuse for email server

From the Washington Examiner: “Secretary Clinton has repeatedly stated that the purpose of using the system was convenience,” lawyers wrote in a 25-page motion submitted in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The case, filed by conservative group Judicial Watch, seeks personnel files related to Huma Abedin, Clinton’s


Royal treatment: Obama’s travel costs reach $79 million for vacations, fundraisers

From Washington Examiner: “Taxpayers should be incensed that the Secret Service’s resources on wasted to provide security for endless golf excursions, political fundraisers, and luxury vacations,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “President Obama’s travel is a scandal. It’s about his abuse of the office and his abuse of


State Department to Make Public Unseen Hillary Clinton Emails

The Wall Street Journal: Also Wednesday, the conservative legal group Judicial Watch said a federal judge would hold a hearing Thursday on the production of all of Mrs. Clinton’s emails, including the new batch Mr. Comey cited last week. U.S. District Judge James E. Boasberg scheduled the hearing in response…


‘No vacation’ Obama spends $80 million on vacations

From WND: Judicial Watch said Wednesday the information from the Department of Homeland Security shows the Obama family’s August 2015 vacation on Martha’s Vineyard cost taxpayers $465,420.49 in Secret Service expenses alone. “The records were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed on November 24, 2015,” the…


New Ties Emerge Between Clinton And Mysterious Islamic Cleric

From The Daily Caller: In addition to muddying that complex geopolitical dynamic, a 2009 email recently released by Judicial Watch provides yet another example of access being provided to a Clinton campaign and Clinton Foundation donor. In the April 1, 2009 message, a Gulen follower named Gokhan Ozkok asked Clinton…


Court Hearing Scheduled for Thursday on Vaughn Index of Clinton Emails

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that District Court Judge James E. Boasberg will hold a hearing in the Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit concerning former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00687), on Thursday, July 14,…


Judicial Watch: Obama Travel Cost Taxpayers over $79.5 million

Obama Family’s 2015 Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Cost Taxpayers $465,420 in Secret Service Expenses Alone Obama 2014 and 2015 trips to New York, Washington, California, Rhode Island cost taxpayers an additional $1,226,599.45 in Secret Service expenses (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the U.S. Department…


Clinton Lawyer, State Department Move to Prevent Deposition in Emails Suit

The Wall Street Journal: In response to a civil lawsuit against the State Department brought by Judicial Watch, lawyers for the State Department and Mrs. Clinton filed separate briefs asking a judge to reject a proposed deposition of Mrs. Clinton. The Judicial Watch lawsuit concerns access to government records from…


U.S. attorney general deflects lawmakers’ questions on Clinton emails

From Reuters: Other investigations continue. At least one federal judge is seeking to establish whether Clinton set up the email system to thwart laws governing the public’s access to official records. Judge Emmet Sullivan of the district court in Washington, who is overseeing a lawsuit accusing the State Department of…

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