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Judicial Watch Sues CIA for Unclassified 2015 Report Assessing Russia’s Interference in Foreign Elections

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking an unclassified report assessing Russia’s interference in foreign elections (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency (No. 1:17-cv-00414)).  The lawsuit follows on the heels of a separate…

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Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury for Records Related to Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation of General Flynn

Asks Court to Order Searches and Production of Records  National Security Agency Refuses to Confirm or Deny Existence of Records  (Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and…

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The Gathering Storm

It’s all over but the shouting and the presidency of Donald J. Trump is upon us. In nine days, Mr. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States. Billionaire businessman, celebrity, tweetmaster, Mr. Trump has changed American politics even before taking office, rewriting the political…

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The Russian Connection

A bombshell Washington Post report Friday cast new light on the 2016 presidential campaign. According to the Post, the CIA in a secret assessment has concluded that “Russia intervened in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump win the presidency.” Intelligence agencies identified “individuals with connections to the Russian government”…

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Judicial Watch Uncovers CIA Inspector General’s ‘Watergate History’ Report

Document Reveals Deputy CIA Director Vernon A. Walters and Acting FBI Director L. Patrick Gray Advised President Nixon to ‘get rid of the people involved in the cover-up, no matter how high.’  CIA lawyers reveal to Watergate prosecutors that CIA ‘agent’ Eugenio Martinez participated in June 17, 1972, break-in of…

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Benghazi: What Did Bill Clinton Know & When Did He Know It?

New documents obtained by Judicial Watch raise questions about the role of Clinton Inc. in the Benghazi debacle, particularly the involvement of Bill Clinton and longtime Clinton hatchet man Sidney Blumenthal. Mrs. Clinton, seeking to ease concerns about her ties to the Clintons’ powerful political machine, famously pledged as secretary…

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Judicial Watch Seeks Federal Court Injunction against Secret Service for Records of Obama and VIP Security Costs for Travel

Agency Ignored 19 Judicial Watch FOIA Requests (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the U.S. Secret Service for failing to respond to 19 Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for security-related…

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What We Learned From The Benghazi Select Committee Hearing Thursday

The Select Committee on Benghazi rose from the dead Thursday with a tough but largely respectful 11-hour grilling of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Yes, there was plenty of kabuki theater — Democrats denounced GOP political motivations, Republicans pounded the table, fireworks flew over Sidney Blumenthal and emails —…

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Watchdog chided CIA for Hollywood outreach

CIA officials did not take appropriate steps to properly protect secret information while pushing the agency’s image out to Hollywood, its internal watchdog warned in 2012.

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CIA’s interaction with Hollywood criticized in report

The CIA’s internal watchdog has criticized the spy agency for introducing Hollywood representatives to undercover officers and allegedly being careless in talking to them about agency secrets.

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CIA reportedly granted ‘secret level’ access to ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ filmmakers

The CIA may have mishandled “briefings, interviews, visits and other support” given to the entertainment industry, says a previously classified report, now declassified and provided to Judicial Watch under a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Judicial Watch Obtains Previously Classified CIA Inspector General Report Strongly Condemning Agency Handling of Briefings and Interviews with the Entertainment Industry

Updated 10/30/15 Report specifically criticizes CIA’s briefings ‘in which foreign nationals may have participated’ specifically criticizes CIA interface with ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ filmmakers (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has received a previously classified December 2012 Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) report from the Office of Inspector

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CIA watchdog criticizes agency’s dealings with Hollywood

Oct 28 The CIA’s internal watchdog has criticized the spy agency for introducing Hollywood representatives to undercover officers and allegedly being careless in talking to them about agency secrets.

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Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers were nearly prosecuted for bribing CIA officers with Prada shopping sprees, pearl earrings and Michelin-starred dinners

The makers of Zero Dark Thirty were nearly prosecuted for bribing CIA officials with gifts in exchange for information whilst researching the Oscar-winning film.

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The Benghazi Bonanza: A Bi-Partisan Scandal

The Benghazi affair is beginning to shape up as a bi-partisan scandal — making Trey Gowdy’s life doubly difficult, of course. But the former prosecutor has been doing a bang-up job with his select committee, demolishing the mantra that there is “nothing new” to be learned about Benghazi and building…


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