Judicial Watch Obtains Documents: Secret Service Tab for Obama Family 2013 Africa Trip Cost Taxpayers $2,189,727.60 for Lodging, Entertainment, and Security
Judicial Watch announced today that on May 13, 2014, it obtained lodging and entertainment expense records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that the Secret Service entourage accompanying President Obama and his family during their trip to sub-Saharan Africa from June 27 to July 3, 2013, incurred $2,189,727.60 in lodging, entertainment, and
Judicial Watch alleges that in 2009 then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and then-deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, on behalf of the Obama administration, both used their position and influence as highly placed federal employees to affect the outcome of federal elections – in direct violation of the Hatch Act.
Judicial Watch released a 106-page document obtained on May 1 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), revealing that on its first full day of operation, October 1, 2013, Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov received only one enrollment and on the second day of Healthcare.gov operation, 48% of registrations failed.
Judicial Watch Sues Office of the Director of National Intelligence over Adviser’s Controversial China Ties
Judicial Watch announced today that on April 24, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to obtain records regarding the activities of Theodore H. Moran (Judicial Watch v Office of the Director of National Intelligence (No. 1:14-cv-00719)).
Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents revealing that its handling of Tea Party applications was directed out of the agency’s headquarters in Washington, DC. The documents also show extensive pressure on the IRS by Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) to shut down conservative-leaning tax-exempt organizations.
Judicial Watch announced today that on April 22, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the United States Department of the Navy seeking information about procedures for answering FOIA requests.
Judicial Watch today released a 17-page draft Vaughn Index document obtained from the U.S. Department of State on May 1, revealing that the Obama administration is still refusing to provide the full details of how top officials arrived at the now-discredited talking points released to the public following the deadly assault on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, Libya.
Judicial Watch Attorney Michael Bekesha to Testify at PA House State Government Committee Impeachment Hearing
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that Attorney Michael Bekesha will give testimony before the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee, which is convening a public hearing to discuss the possible impeachment of PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Date: Tuesday, May 6 Time: 9 a.m. ET Location: Irvis Office
I applaud Speaker Boehner’s decision today to finally move toward a Select Committee on Benghazi in response to revelations from Judicial Watch.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed an answer brief in the California Court of Appeal following the City of Los Angeles’s appeal of a Superior Court ruling declaring Special Order 7 to be unlawful. Special Order 7 is a Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) regulation requiring vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers to be released instead of impounded for