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Judicial Watch Seeks Testimony of Hillary Clinton FBI Director Undermines the Rule of Law Comey’s FBI Helped Convict Navy Reservist who “Handled Classified Materials Inappropriately”   Judicial Watch Seeks Testimony of Hillary Clinton First the good news, the FBI/Justice Department cover-up won’t derail Judicial Watch’s independent effort to get at…

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Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court for Additional Discovery: Seeks Testimony of Hillary Clinton

***Immediately after filing this request for further discovery, the court ordered Clinton, Finney and Bentel to respond by Tuesday, July 12 and for Judicial Watch to reply by Thursday, July 14. A hearing is set for Monday, July 18, 2016. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it submitted…

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Judicial Watch Seeks To Depose Hillary Clinton

From The Daily Caller: Judicial Watch says that information gleaned from a first round of depositions it conducted in discovery for its FOIA lawsuit — as well as recent statements from FBI director James Comey about Clinton’s setup — necessitates the need to depose the Democratic presidential candidate.

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This group wants Clinton to face a deposition

From the Washington Examiner: Judicial Watch, which is presently engaged in several Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the State Department, requested permission to conduct a deposition with Clinton because its sessions with her former staff members shed little light on the reason her private email server was set up…

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Judge sets hearing on demand for Hillary Clinton deposition

From Politico: After Judicial Watch made the request Friday afternoon, U.S. District Court Judge Emmet Sullivan almost immediately ordered the government to respond by Tuesday and he set a hearing on the issue for July 18. That happens to be the first day of the Republican National Convention and a…

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FBI Warns: Louisiana Law Enforcement Beware of Riots, Protests & ‘Purges’ of Police Officers

From Breitbart: In the SIR, the FBI quotes social media postings, such as: “Baton Rouge Purge starts July 9 12 am end 5 am July 10” and “Rule 1: Kill Every Police. Copy and Paste so no one in your family be purge.” Judicial Watch, the Washington-based government watchdog received…

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FBI chief’s testimony about Clinton emails torpedoes the bureau’s reputation

From Fox News: Did Hillary Clinton lie to Congress about her email practices? Not part of the investigation. Did she conceal and illegally remove federal records? Not part of the investigation. And no word on the pay-for-play schemes with the Clinton Foundation and its donors. How did the classified material…

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Hillary Clinton’s E-Mail Case Will Live on in Civil Suits

From Time: State has released tens of thousands of Clinton’s emails in response to FOIA suits from private groups and members of the media over the last two years. Department officials say they will work to recover from the FBI any new documents that have emerged through the investigation. “As…

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Email Case May Complicate Clinton Aides’ Pursuit of Security Clearance

From The New York Times: Though Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch formally affirmed on Wednesday that the Justice Department would not seek criminal charges against anyone in the email case, fallout from the matter is sure to affect several dozen State Department advisers who, records show, facilitated Mrs. Clinton’s unorthodox…

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FBI’s Comey is complicit in Clinton email scandal

From The Hill: Then just over 48 hours later (no doubt Mr. Comey spent the weekend carefully examining a year’s worth of interview transcripts), the proverbial stake was driven through the heart of any remaining faith and confidence in the public’s concept of “equal justice under law” or in Mr.…

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A federal court may have just added to Clinton’s email woes in a big way

From The Washington Post: The D.C. Circuit held in its decision that work email stored privately is still subject to Freedom of Information Act requests. The whole point of FOIA, the court said, is to provide transparency on public officials’ behavior while in office. Circumventing that by hosting government documents…

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AP Fact Check: Hillary Clinton Email Claims Collapse Under FBI Investigation

From the Associated Press: THE FACTS: Clinton has separately clung to her rationale that there were no classification markings on her emails that would have warned her and others not to transmit the sensitive material. But the private system did, in fact, handle emails that bore markings indicating they contained…

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Congress summons FBI chief to explain email decision

From WND: Former U.S. Attorney Joseph di Genova and Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said they believe Clinton will not be exonerated in the court of public opinion and that the perception that she received politically motivated preferential treatment from a Democratic administration will dog her for the remainder of…

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Judicial Watch Statement on Decision by FBI Director James Comey Not to Recommend Indictment of Hillary Clinton

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the decision by Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James B. Comey that the Department of Justice not indict former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the disclosure of classified information on her non-state.gov email: FBI Director James Comey…

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Huma Abedin admits that Clinton burned daily schedules

From the New York Post: Abedin made the surprising admission in response to a question about document destruction at the Department of State. A lawyer for Judicial Watch asked: “And during your tenure at the State Department, were you aware of your obligation not to delete federal records or destroy…

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Latest Clinton Email News

New Emails Show Clinton Was Concerned About Records Even in Her Earliest Months as Secretary House Select Committee on Benghazi Report Confirms Judicial Watch Revelations A Supreme Court Victory Over Backdoor Executive Amnesty Judicial Watch Completes Depositions of Key Clinton Email Figures Happy Independence Day!   New Emails Show Clinton…

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State Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy: Clinton private email use struck ‘no bells’

From The Washington Post: Kennedy has been in charge of records management at the State Department since 2012; he has been under secretary for management since 2007. He answered questions posed by lawyers for the conservative legal group Judicial Watch, which sued the department in 2013 under FOIA. The group…

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Judicial Watch Asks Justice Inspector General to Investigate Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton Meeting

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today requested that the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General investigate the meeting yesterday between Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch: Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President William J. Clinton on board a parked private plane on the…

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Clinton Email Update: Judicial Watch Releases Under Secretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy Deposition Testimony

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the deposition transcript of Patrick Kennedy, State Department under secretary for management, regarding Hillary Clinton’s and Huma Abedin’s use of the clintonemail.com system to conduct official government business.  The deposition transcript is available here. Kennedy testified that the significance did not

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Lynch takes bipartisan heat for private meeting with Bill Clinton

From Fox News: Republicans have called for an independent prosecutor, saying the Justice Department under a Democratic president should not be investigating a Democratic presidential candidate. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch called for the DOJ Office of the Inspector General to investigate what it called an “outrageous abuse of the


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