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Fed Up With FOIA

Is FOIA reform finally at the tipping point? The federal Freedom of Information Act was designed to give citizens prompt access to information about their government. Instead, it’s a bureaucratic nightmare, a vast black hole of years-long delays and heavily censored documents. In recent weeks, a trifecta of powerful federal…

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…

Dear Director Comey: Open the FBI Special File Room

By James Harmon, John Van Lindt and Randy Jurgensen Dear FBI Director James Comey: We are retired law-enforcement professionals with great respect for the work of the FBI. But we’re calling on you to right a grievous wrong and make one last effort to find justice for a slain police…

Teneo & The Clinton Machine

“Machine politics”—today the phrase seems quaint, evoking a bygone Gilded Age of Tammany Hall, cigar smoke and burly ward bosses getting out the vote. But as investigative journalists focus on the torrent of cash generated by “Clinton Inc.”—and the growing evidence of the influence obtained by that cash—it’s becoming clear…

Killing Cardillo: What Did The FBI Know And When Did They Know It?

Yesterday, the New York Post ran my investigative report on a very cold case: the mortal wounding of NYPD Patrolman Phillip Cardillo inside Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Mosque #7 in Harlem in April, 1972. The “Harlem Mosque Incident” would become one of the most controversial cases in NYPD history—a…

Malaysian Mystery

In a little noticed item, the Wall Street Journal reports that the U.S. government has lifted sanctions on B.S. Abu Tahir, a key player in A.Q. Khan’s nuclear proliferation network. In its heyday, the Khan Network supplied nuclear weapon technology to Libya, Iran and North Korea—and those are only the ones…

Judicial Watch & The Clintons

Here at Judicial Watch, we’ve had a long relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton. For more than twenty years, from our founding in 1994, Judicial Watch has consistently sought to shed sunlight on the Clintons’ activities through the Freedom of Information Act, other state and federal open government laws, and…

ABCs of IRS Mess; Justice Dept. Is Tainted Too

First published in the New York Post, January 29, 2015 At her confirmation hearings Wednesday, Loretta Lynch said she’s only “generally aware” of the Justice Department’s investigation of IRS targeting of conservative groups. As a service for our likely new attorney general, here’s a primer on why so many in…

Benghazi: Absolutely, Positively No Gambling Going On at Rick’s Café

“From the Annex in Benghazi, the CIA was collecting intelligence about foreign entities that were themselves collecting weapons in Libya and facilitating their passage to Syria. The Benghazi Annex was not itself collecting weapons.” –Final House Intelligence Report on Benghazi, P. 16   The final House Intelligence Committee Report on…

Benghazi: What The Government Wants Us To Think

First published at the Daily Caller, October 30, 2014 We now have two serious investigative tracks into the Benghazi killings — Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Special Select Committee, which I examined here, and the Justice Department’s Ahmed Abu Khatallah prosecution. On October 14, the government filed a superseding indictment in the case. The Benghazi…


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