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Obama Allots $19 Mil to Register Immigrant Voters

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Clinton granted two more weeks to respond to email questions in court case

From The Hill: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has been granted a two-week extension to respond to a series of written questions about her use of a personal email server while secretary of State as part of a court case probing whether the system thwarted open records law.

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Judicial Watch Deposition Testimony of Former State IT Official John Bentel in Clinton Email Lawsuit

Hillary Clinton Seeks Two Additional Weeks to Respond to Email Questions (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that it has scheduled the deposition of the John Bentel, the State Department’s former Director of Information Resource Management of the Executive Secretariat (“S/ES-IRM”), the office that handles information technology for the…

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OOPS: CLINTON’S E-MAIL TECHNICIAN JUST SKIPPED HIS CONGRESSIONAL HEARING

From Vanity Fair: Pagliano, for his part, hadn’t planned on showing up. In a statement delivered the day beforethe hearing, Pagliano’s lawyers notified the committee that he would not testify, arguing that their client had already testified before another Republican-led committee, and calling the hearing “a transparent effort to publicly…

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Staffer Who Set Up Clinton’s Private Server Refuses to Testify to Congress

From The Washington Free Beacon: Chaffetz issued subpoenas to two other individuals from the technology firm that helped manage Clinton’s private server. Paul Combetta and Bill Thornton of Platte River Networks both used their Fifth Amendment right when they appeared to testify Tuesday morning.

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Immunity Not a Guarantee Says Judicial Watch on DOJ’s Odd Deal With Hillary Email Deleter

From Legal Insurrection: “Why would the DOJ give immunity to someone who arguably obstructed investigation?” asks Judicial Watch president, Tom Fitton, responding to reports that the Department of Justice granted immunity to the computer expert responsible for deleting Hillary’s emails.

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Former Clinton email tech aide won’t testify at congressional hearing Tuesday

From The Washington Post: Pagliano’s lawyers have said that he fully cooperated with the Justice Department investigation under a grant of limited immunity. Pagliano invoked his Fifth Amendment right more than 125 times in a June 6 deposition before lawyers with the conservative group Judicial Watch in a civil public…

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Indict IRS Commissioner Koskinen

From Newsmax: These Republican leaders’ reasons are cumulatively unpersuasive. Resuscitating the impeachment power would contribute to revitalizing Congress’ Article I powers. Impeachments are rare – no appointed official of the executive branch has been impeached in 140 years. But what James Madison called the “indispensable” power to

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Video: Judicial Watch president on reports of a DOJ immunity deal

From Fox Business: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on a report the DOJ could give immunity to a computer expert who deleted Hillary Clinton’s emails.

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: Clinton Benghazi Emails

A Cat and Mouse Game with State Over Clinton-Deleted Emails Top Clinton Foundation Executive Sought Diplomatic Passport U.S. Spends Another $10 Mil to Register New Immigrant Voters Clean House Is National Best Seller   A Cat and Mouse Game with State Over Clinton-Deleted Emails This week the State Department released…

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Blue State Blues: President Obama Will Have to Pardon Hillary Clinton

From Breitbart: It could come in new congressional investigations; or more documents from Judicial Watch lawsuits; or more Wikileaks emails. Regardless, it will continue until, and probably beyond, Election Day.

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Oversight Panel Hammers State Department’s Clinton Email Release Delay

From The Daily Caller: It’s “physically impossible” for State Department officials to release Clinton emails that have already been made public before November’s election, Patrick Kennedy, Under Secretary for Management at the State Department, told members of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR) in a Thursday hearing on compliance…

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Judicial Watch Files Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit Seeking Documents Cited in OIG Report

‘[O]ne email exchange occurring shortly before Secretary Clinton joined the Department [of State] that demonstrated a reluctance to communicate the requirement [of printing and filing email records] to incoming staff.’ – Office of Inspector General Report (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act…

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State Dept. releases first batch of deleted Clinton emails on Benghazi

From The Washington Times: While the content isn’t striking, the mere existence of the emails is, said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. “These new Benghazi-Clinton emails prove that Hillary or her lawyers deleted material which proved to be responsive to federal court orders and congressional subpoenas,” Mr. Fitton said.…

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Oversight Committee: Why is State Failing to Comply With FOIA Requests For Clinton’s Emails?

From Town Hall: For years the State Department has been notoriously slow walking Freedom of Information Act requests from the media. Coincidentally, many of the requests pertain to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email system. Government watchdog Judicial Watch and free speech advocacy group Citizens United have filed…

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Foundationgate a ‘More Sophisticated’ Chinagate

From LifeZette: “Chinagate was more crass and haphazard, rougher around the edges,” Farrell said. “The foundation is a vehicle that facilitates all kinds of financial transactions while simultaneously draping itself with the flag of a do-gooder charity … The Clinton Foundation is far more sophisticated and involves more money than…

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Video: Hillary Clinton’s ‘forced amnesia’ in FBI investigation of emails

From OAN: The FBI notes from its interview with Hillary Clinton shows she said she claimed that she didn’t remember many facts — like when she got security clearance and whether she received confidential information on her unsecured email. Judicial Watch says the FBI interview is a “whitewash.” The Republican…

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New trove of Clinton Benghazi emails proves thin

From Politico: A lawyer for the State Department told a federal judge last week that the FBI-provided collection contained up to 30 emails “potentially responsive” to requests for records about the 2012 attack which killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.

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FBI trove yields one new Clinton Benghazi email

From The Hill: “I watched with great admiration as she dealt with a tough and personally painful issue in a fair, candid and determined manner,” then-U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Thomas Shannon wrote in a message to Cheryl Mills, Clinton’s then-chief of staff at State.

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Statement on State Department Admission regarding Clinton-Deleted Emails

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding newly released documents from the State Department, which were deleted from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s non-state.gov email system and uncovered by the FBI.  Dated October 2012, near the end of her tenure at State, the…

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Trump Hires Dave Bossie of Citizens United

From The Rush Limbaugh Show: He’s one of these street fighters. He’s down there in the jungle getting things done along with Tom Fitton at Judicial Watch. These guys are just relentless.  And to be hired as the assistant campaign — (laughing)  I mean, this is a fist. This is…


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