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Judicial Watch: 165,900 Criminal Aliens Into US Population Through April 2014

According to 76 pages the DHS released to Judicial Watch following its FOIA lawsuit, the DHS released 165,900 criminal illegal aliens from detention facilities since April 2014. Their crimes consist of homicides, aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, and kidnappings. Judicial Watch filed this lawsuit after the DHS failed to respond to its FOIA…

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Where’s the sunshine? Obama’s eclipse

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…

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The FBI and CIA: What’s a FOIA?

Of all federal agencies, the FBI and CIA are least likely to respond to FOIA requests. In fact, Judicial Watch has filed hundreds of FOIA requests with these agencies but few have been answered. One FOIA request Judicial Watch filed with the FBI about U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy resulted in the release of 900 pages,…

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Judicial Watch sues for docs on Gruber’s sole-source Obamacare contract

This week, Judicial Watch announced it filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding Jonathan Gruber’s sole-source consulting contract with it for the purposes of developing Obamacare. Gruber is an MIT economics professor and thus was sought for advice on how to craft Obamacare.…

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“Transparent” Obama administration exempts White House office from FOIA regulations

The White House announced it will no longer subject its Office of Administration to FOIA requests, citing a 2009 appeals court ruling in support of its decision. This office, which is responsible for archiving emails and carrying out administrative tasks, was under FOIA regulations for 30 years, but it stopped…

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State Dept.: ‘No record’ of signed document from Hillary Clinton affirming records turned over

The State Department admitted this week that Hillary Clinton never signed OF-109, a form she needed to sign to turn in her classified emails to the department. Clinton turned over 30,000 emails to the State Department last December, but decided to delete more than 30,000 emails that she deemed to…

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Archives wants explanation for Hillary Clinton email practices

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Freedom of Information Act: U.S. sets record for denying, censoring government files

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‘Most Transparent’ White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself

The White House recently deleted FOIA regulations for its Office of Administration, citing a 2009 appeals court ruling in support of that change. The ruling stated that CREW, which was suing for access to White House emails from the Bush administration, could not obtain them because the office is FOIA-exempt. However,…

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Transparency groups want Clinton’s emails preserved electronically for public

A coalition of watchdog groups sent a letter to the Secretary of State and the National Archivist on Tuesday, asking for them to make Hillary Clinton’s emails sent from her private sever about official business public to the American people. Last December, Hillary Clinton turned in 30,000 emails yet deleted…

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Watchdog groups call on State Department to force Clinton to turn over her emails

A dozen watchdog groups sent the Secretary of State and the National Archivist a letter calling for the State Department to transfer all of Hillary Clinton’s emails containing federal records to them for review. These groups want to ensure that FOIA requests and lawsuits against the State Department are fulfilled. Hillary…

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State: No record Hillary Clinton signed exit form

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Watchdogs prepare for Sunshine Week

This week marks Sunshine Week, a time when media outlets, citizens, nonprofits, and schools seek to educate the American people about government transparency and accountability. It initiated with James Madison’s birthday on March 16, because Madison authored the First Amendment. Some groups are using this week to discuss proposed FOIA reforms.

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Hillary’s ‘email-gate’ now linked to whistle-blower’s description of State Department boiler-room operation set up to hide documents after Benghazi

Raymond Maxwell, former deputy assistant secretary for Near Eastern affairs in the State Department, informed Sharyl Attkisson of The Daily Signal that State employees had to remove any Benghazi-related documents from boxes located in the basement of the State Department. Clinton’s aides, including former chief-of-staff Cheryl Mills, oversaw this to ensure

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Hillary’s Email Defense Is Laughable

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Clinton camp issues clarification on deleted emails, claims ‘every’ message was reviewed

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Obamas take his and hers flights to LA

President Obama and Michelle Obama took separate flights to Los Angeles on Thursday last week to appear on two different shows–Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Ellen Degeneres Show. President Obama’s flight costed American taxpayers $2 million. From a 2014 FOIA request, Judicial Watch uncovered that American taxpayers are billed $206,337 for each…

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White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

The White House Office of Administration, which is responsible for presidential record-keeping, will no longer be subjected to the Freedom of Information Act. The White House, which made that change, said court rulings reaffirm its decision that this office does not need to be subjected to FOIA regulations. However, an…

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Clintons Cover-Up Team

While they worked for Hillary Clinton at the State Department, Huma Abedin and Cheryl Mills used personal email addresses from Clinton’s private server. This news comes as the American public learns more about Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. In addition, Huma Abedin held private sector jobs on the side, and Cheryl…

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Getting Clinton’s Emails: Lawsuits, FOIAs From Associated Press and Judicial Watch Issued to State Department

Recently Judicial Watch filed several FOIA requests against the State Department relating to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. If the requests are not fulfilled by the State Department, Judicial Watch will file FOIA lawsuits to get the records its seeking. Meanwhile, the House Select Committee on Benghazi wants Clinton to testify…



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