Judicial Watch • State Department

State Dept. Skimps On Libya Security, Blows $5.6 Mil on Cultural Preservation Abroad


Bill Clinton’s foundation cashed in as Sweden lobbied Hillary on sanctions

Another Clinton scandal has come to light. This newly revealed scandal involved the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of millions of dollars from Swedish interests while the country was lobbying the State Department to forgo Iran sanctions that would threaten its economic interests. History shows the money made a difference, as the sanctions were eased for


House GOP moves to punish State Department over Benghazi delays

The State Department has long dragged its feet on releasing documents regarding Hillary Clinton and other State leader’s involvement in the Benghazi response. Congressman Trey Gowdy, chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi, however, has now offered an incentive to State to be more transparent; that incentive is comply with document requests or lose


Convicted but Free to Roam

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports on the shocking number of detainees released by the federal government following their failure to be deported. These detainees, some violent, are being released quietly, even without their previous victims being notified.


Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Emails

Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel Secretary Kerry’s compliance with the Federal Records Act and challenge “the failure of Defendant Kerry to take any action to recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S.


House Panel Meets The Press In Probe Of FOIA Woes

Judicial Watch will be involved in a special hearing on the Hill June 2 highlighting how the Obama administration has stonewalled legitimate FOIA requests and in doing so, has withheld information from the American public to which they are entitled.


A Closer Look at Hillary Clinton’s Emails on Benghazi

The State Department has released more than 800 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails and these emails show some shocking things. They include long-time Clinton aide Sidney Blumenthal’s assessment that the Benghazi attack was planned, and that Clinton often sent his assessments around the State Department despite his lack of official position.


Emails reportedly show confidant told Clinton Benghazi attack planned by fighters tied to Al Qaeda

The American people have learned this week that Secretary Clinton was informed two days after the Benghazi attack by confidant and long-time aide Sidney Blumenthal, whose work in Libya had already generated controversy, that the Benghazi attack was planned and not a spontaneous protest. However, Clinton and the Obama administration would publicly maintain days


Hillary Clinton’s State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records

Laura Meckler with the Wall Street Journal reports that Hillary Clinton’s top aides at the State Department were heavily involved in FOIA document requests, and these aides, especially Cheryl Mills, were responsible for holding back documents that should have been made public.


Clinton Friend’s Libya Role Blurs Lines of Politics and Business

Clinton aide and confidant is once again in the news, this time because of suspicious ties to Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state. It appears that his involvement in State Department affairs was more pronounced that most realized. Specifically, he was involved in informing Clinton about the state of Libyan affairs during her time at Foggy Bottom.


Docs: Benghazi Planned in Advance to Coincide With 9/11 Anniversary

Fox News reports on the bombshell documents obtained by Judicial Watch which show that the Obama administration knew within hours of the Benghazi attack that the attacks on the U.S. consulate had been planned at least 10 days in advance, yet the administration chose to lie about the attacks being the result of spontaneous demonstrations in response to an offensive


Federal court takes action on Clinton email scandal

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on Fox News this week discussed an unprecedented move by the federal courts — a judge-ordered reopening of a FOIA lawsuit seeking documents from Hillary Clinton’s secret email server.


Federal judge agrees to reopen Hillary Clinton email lawsuit

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “America’s Newsroom” on Fox News today to discuss an unprecedented move by the federal courts — a judge-ordered reopening of a FOIA lawsuit seeking documents from Hillary Clinton’s secret email server.


Why Is an Israeli-American Billionaire Pouring Millions into the Clinton Foundation?

Jillian Kay Melchior describes the Clintons’ cozy relationship with billionaire Haim Saban, and the numerous potential conflicts of interest that relationship represents, using Judicial Watch-obtained documents to do so. Saban, she notes, has given millions of dollars to the Clintons.


‘Emailgate’ will go to court as watchdog group files seven federal lawsuits for the release of emails held by Hillary Clinton and her ‘co-conspirators’

The Daily Mail describes Judicial Watch’s seven new lawsuits regarding Hillary Clinton’s abuse of power and influence at the State Department.


Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:15-cv-00646)

On April 29, 2015, Judicial Watch announced that it filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to obtain the release of documents regarding Hillary Clinton’s efforts to gain approval for use of an iPhone or iPad to conduct official business while she was secretary…

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