State Department officials sent the White House as many as 34 different sets of internal documents that had been requested by Congress or under the Freedom of Information Act so the president’s staff could review them for potentially embarrassing information.
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In recent weeks, a trifecta of powerful federal judges, each acting independently, has blasted the Obama Administration’s FOIA delays. It is never good to anger a federal judge. Angering three over the same issue is unprecedented.
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Throughout President Barack Obama’s supposed “most transparent administration in history,” we’ve been reminded time and time again just how hostile the federal government can be to transparency, particularly when partisan political considerations are at play … .
Judicial Watch Sues John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Email Scandal Another Benghazi Breakthrough Judicial Watch Goes to Congress Judicial Watch Sues John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Email Scandal Secretary of State John Kerry, as has been the pattern generally for the Obama administration, is in cover-up…
Yesterday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton testified before a House Government Oversight Committee hearing on the Freedom of Information Act, warning the panel that there is a “transparency crisis” in Washington. “Never in our history,” Tom noted, “has so much money been spent with so little accountability.” On Benghazi, the…
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to Testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has announced that its president, Tom Fitton, will provide testimony on June 2 before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing entitled “Ensuring Transparency through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).” The committee is chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The hearing…
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch accused the Obama administration of stalling and withholding information from a federal court in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and top aide’s emails. Last week, Judicial Watch attorneys sought a status conference over the issue of the Hillary Clinton’s and
Last week, the White House announced it will delete FOIA regulations pertaining to its Office of Administration, which archives emails and performs administrative tasks. It cited a 2009 appeals court ruling that exempted its office from FOIA regulations to explain its decision. This change in policy also coincided with Sunshine Week, which seeks…
The U.S. government can spend money shutting down and barricading memorials around Washington D.C., but it won’t dedicate the necessary resources to obey transparency laws, using the shutdown as an opportunity to ignore the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Without the accountability and transparency that FOIA is meant to provide,…