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CIA Docs Obtained by JW in 2010 Show Congress Approved of Enhanced Interrogation


Judicial Watch Sues Pentagon for Documents on “Purge” of bin Laden Raid Documents

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 5, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for records relating to a 2011 directive by U.S. Special Operations Commander, Admiral William McRaven, to purge DOD’s systems of all records…


New Docs Reveal FBI Surveillance Team Trailed Terrorist al-Aulaqi to Pentagon for His Luncheon Speech to DOD Brass

More than 250 pages of FBI surveillance logs reveal that Agents spent four months following al-Aulaqi  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained surveillance reports and logs from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealing that FBI agents trailed U.S.-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Aulaqi to…


CAIR Gets Police to Cancel “Anti-Muslim” Terrorism Training

Several police departments in Illinois have cancelled their anti-terrorism training because an Islamic terrorist front group complained that the instructor is blatantly anti-Muslim. It’s yet another one of those only in America stories! The Islamic group that reportedly raises money for Hamas, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), snapped its…


JW Asks Supreme Court to Review Lawsuit against CIA and DOD to Force Release of bin Laden Death Images

Petition argues that case could determine whether courts provide ‘meaningful review’ or ‘blind deference’ to Executive branch decisions  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it has filed a certiorari petition with the Supreme Court of the United States to review a 2013 Appeals Court ruling against the Judicial Watch…


JW Sues CIA for Transcript of Brennan Call with Journalists Revealing Details of Foiled Terrorist Plot to Bomb U.S. Airliner

Details of plot from CIA chief while top Obama counterterrorism adviser may undercut Obama administration claims that AP story ‘put the American people at risk.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on June 21, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch, Inc. v.…


JW Sues Obama State Department for Talking Points and Updates Given to Susan Rice Related to Benghazi Attack

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on June 21, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Obama Department of State seeking records relating to “updates and/or talking points” given to U.N. Ambassador…


Declassified Docs Reveal FBI Identifying Anwar al-Aulaqi as a Terrorist Day before He Spoke at Pentagon Luncheon

Database records on al-Aulaqi include FBI alert: “Warning – approach with caution … Do not alert the individual to the FBI’s interest and contact your local FBI field office at earliest opportunity.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation…


Judicial Watch Obtains First Photos from State Department Depicting Aftermath of Benghazi Attack

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on June 6, 2013, it obtained the first seven photos from the Department of State depicting the aftermath of the September 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic and CIA facilities in Benghazi, Libya. Judicial Watch obtained the documents pursuant to a…


JW Decries Appeals Court “Craven” Ruling Supporting DOD, CIA Refusal to Release bin Laden Raid and Burial Images

Judicial Watch: “The opinion is craven, absurd, and undermines the rule of law. The court’s interpretation would allow terrorists to dictate our laws.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today criticized a ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for…


DHS Keeps Boston Bombers’ Immigration Records Secret

Surprise, surprise the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has rejected the media’s requests for the immigration records of the Boston Marathon bombers, likely because they contain information that could further embarrass the government. After all, the feds ignored critical warnings from Russia about the older Chechen terrorist (Tamerlan Tsarnaev) and…


Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Details Concerning Recruiting Hires through Islamic Extremist Group

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that, it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State seeking records relating to a speech given by Deputy Special Coordinator (DSC) Mark Ward at a December 22, 2013, convention sponsored by two groups — the…


Weekly Update: Anti-Terror Fail

JW Files Lawsuit against Cook County, Ill. Sheriff for Refusal to Honor ICE Immigration Detainers
Missteps by Feds Exposed on Boston Marathon Bombings
Judicial Watch Uncovers USDA Records Promoting US Food Stamp Program for Illegal Aliens


Boston Bomber Could Have Been Deported After 2009 Arrest

Updated 4 p.m. Friday related to arrest versus conviction issue:  One of the Chechen terrorists who carried out the Boston Marathon bombings could have been deported years ago after a criminal arrest and/or conviction and the other was granted American citizenship on the 11th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on…


JW Obtains FBI Records Detailing Banking Activity and Purchases Linking Anwar al-Aulaqi and 9/11 Hijackers

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it received documents on March 4, 2013 from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that raise new questions about close ties between Anwar al Aulaqi, the U.S.-born terrorist assassinated by a U.S. drone in Yemen on September 30, 2011, and Nawaf al Hazmi…


Judicial Watch Benghazi Investigation

Judicial Watch is the leading organization investigating the Benghazi attack of September 11, 2012 which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. We have filed 12 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with various government agencies and have three on-going lawsuits. This is all in the effort to force the…

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