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Fed Prosecutors Blast Sen. Bill to Cut Jail Time for Drug Felons

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Top State Obama Department Official Admitted Benghazi Had Nothing to Do With Protests

Transcript from September 12, 2012, Congressional Staff Call: Question from Congressional Staffer: ‘Was this attack under the cover of a protest?’ Answer from Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy: ‘No, this was a direct breaching attack.’ (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch today released 54 pages of new State Department documents, including a transcript of…

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Are we going to need a tougher rule on feds’ private email use?

From the Washington Examiner: Kerry Picket has an interesting piece over at the Daily Caller on yet another Obama administration official who used a private, unsecured email account (although not a server in his own home) to send sensitive information and communicate with foreign governments.

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Obama’s Homeland Security Chief Used Private, Unsecured Email for Official Business

From Breitbart: Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and three other top DHS officials used private, unsecured email to conduct official business and discuss sensitive matters, according to 216 pages of documents obtained by Judicial Watch. The three top officials were Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Chief of Staff…

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Judicial Watch Obtains 216 Pages of Documents Containing Official Emails Sent Through Private, Unsecured Email Accounts of Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, Three Other Top Officials

Unsecure Emails Sent through Private, Webmail-Based Accounts Contained Information about Johnson’s Meetings with Kuwaiti Ambassador, Saudi Interior Ministry Johnson’s Private Email Was So Unsecure It Was Used in Email Fraud Scam (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it has obtained 216 pages of documents containing official, sensitive emails of…

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Former DHS Sec Used Unsecure Email To Share Sensitive Information With Foreign Officials

From The Daily Caller: The private email used in work instances by former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson was not only unsecure, it was used to exchange sensitive information with foreign officials. As a result of obtaining 216 pages of documents filed by Judicial Watch through a Freedom of Information…

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Judicial Watch: Calif. Taxpayers Pay $25K Monthly for Eric Holder’s Anti-Trump Strategy Meetings

From Newsmax: The California legislature hired former U.S. attorney general Eric Holder and his Washington, D.C. law firm to help the state with legal challenges against President Donald Trump’s administration, and it is costing taxpayers $25,000 a month, according to Judicial Watch.

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Californians foot $25G bill for 40 hours of Holder’s anti-Trump time

From Fox News: California taxpayers are shelling out $25,000 a month for 40 hours of former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s time to help the state strategize for upcoming clashes with the Trump administration, according to a contract obtained by a conservative watchdog group. The California Legislature hired Holder and…

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Calif: $25,000 a month for ex-AG Holder to fight Trump on EPA, immigration

From The Washington Examiner: California’s legislature is coughing up $25,000 a month to pay up to 120 Washington lawyers, including former Obama-era Attorney General Eric Holder, to fight expected Trump administration moves covering immigration, the environment and health care. State legislature documents received by Judicial Watch under the Freedom

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Judicial Watch: Federal Appeals Court Hearing on State Department Emails Set for February 7

Judicial Watch Wants Records of State Employees Who Used Private Accounts for Government Business (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch today announced oral argument will be heard Tuesday, February 7, 2017, in Judicial Watch’s Appeal (No. 16-5170) regarding its Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records that identify the number…

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Citing Obama IRS Abuses, Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Curiae Opposing Federal Attempt to Force Public Disclosure of Nonprofit Donors

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing against a lower court’s decision requiring the Independence Institute to report the names and addresses of donors after the organization ran an advertisement…

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Weekly Update: Two Federal Judges Take Action on Emails

New Email Action by Court As Obama Leave Office Federal Court Orders Top Obama DHS Officials To Preserve Emails Clinton Email Benghazi Lawsuit Heats Up   New Email Action by Court As Obama Leave Office It is likely when you receive this email, our nation will have a new president,…

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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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