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U.S. Spends $250,000 to Make Morocco “Green”

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Video: What did Obama officials know and when did they know it?

March 30, 2017 – 6:31 – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on “Hannity” discussing former President Obama’s rule changes, which opened the door for NSA intercepts of Americans to reach political hands. Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Climategate Update: Judicial Watch Sues for Records between Key Obama Administration Scientists Involved In Global Warming Controversies

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia asking the court to compel the U.S. Department of Commerce to turn over all records of communications between a pair of federal scientists…

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Judicial Watch Sues EPA for Records about Controversial Obama Environmental Justice Grants

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seeking copies of grant awards and associated proposals for “environmental justice” grants in 2014 and 2015…

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Judicial Watch Files FOIA Suit on Student Loans Under Obama

From Newsmax: Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education for records of the Obama administration’s reported “coding error” which caused inflated College Scorecard repayment rates.

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Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records Relating To Tarmac Meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton in June 2016

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice for records related to the meeting held between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in 2016 (Judicial Watch v.…

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Superstar reporter goes public with Obama’s creepy spying on her

From WND: The woman who is perhaps the nation’s top investigative journalist is fighting back against Big Brother. Sharyl Attkisson shared with WND a detailed and harrowing description of what it was like to experience a reality straight out of Orwell: The reporter claims she was spied on by the…

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Obama’s Top Adviser Valerie Jarrett: Her Dad, Maternal Grandpa, and Father-in-Law Were ‘Hardcore Communists’

From CNS News: FBI files obtained by the government watchdog group Judicial Watch reveal that the father, maternal grandfather, and father-in-law of President Barack Obama’s closest adviser, Valerie Jarrett, “were hardcore Communists under investiagtion by the U.S. government.” Valerie Jarrett, who served as President Obama’s senior adviser

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Obama DOJ Failed to Stop Mexican Cartel Murder of ICE Agent with Smuggled Guns

The Obama administration had numerous opportunities to arrest Mexican drug and weapons traffickers before murdering a federal U.S. agent and seriously wounding his partner but opted for the hands-off approach, a new federal audit reveals. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), which operates under the Department of…

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Finding the Flynn leak

From The Washington Times: As WikiLeaks dumps of Clinton campaign and Democratic Party emails roiled the election campaign and put the suspicion on the Russians, the Obama Justice Department, it turns out, sought and obtained Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court permission in October to conduct surveillance on former advisers to Mr.…

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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…

WEEKLY UPDATE

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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