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Judicial Watch Joins Sharyl Attkisson in Lawsuit against Justice Department to Obtain FBI Records about Attkisson

Judicial Watch announced today that on November 19, 2014, it joined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking “any and all records” relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and other records on the award-winning correspondent.


Judicial Watch’s Fitton: New Docs Expose Justice in IRS Scandal

A Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit uncovered that the Department of Justice colluded with the IRS to target politically conservative and tea party groups seeking non-profit status. In 2010, the Department of Justice reached out to the IRS to pursue this collusion before the political targeting occurred. Unfortunately, Judicial Watch was…


NY Times Has Sent Advance Copies of Dowd Columns to Subjects Before — All Without Repercussions

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd allowed Bernard Weinraub, a former reporter for the New York Times, to review an advanced copy of a column she wrote about his wife Amy Pascal, the executive of Sony. Dowd wanted to reassure Weinraub that she would make her “look great,” as Sony was enduring the…


How Eric Holder spun the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal to a lapdog media

Sharyl Attkisson discusses Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit that helped release 42,000 pages of government documents detailing the Fast and Furious scandal. From the more than thousand pages she reviewed, she found an email exchange between White House and DOJ press flacks, who chastised her for revealing that former Attorney General Eric Holder…


Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Show Its Security Contractor Operating without a License in Benghazi on Day of Terrorist Attack

Judicial Watch has obtained and released internal Department of State documents detailing the department’s $783,284.79 contract with U.K.-based Blue Mountain Group (BMG) to provide security at the diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The documents show that BMG did not have a license to operate in Libya at the time of the attack due to a business dispute with


Florida Gets Another Chance To Appeal For The Right To Clean Voter Rolls, They Should Take It

Robert Popper, Judicial Watch’s Senior Attorney, details a federal appeals panel’s decision claiming federal law prevents Florida from removing non-citizens from its voter rolls 90 days before a federal election. In fact, Florida’s Secretary of State refused to appeal this ruling. Previously, the Department of Justice sued Florida for pursuing a


Congress finds sorting Fast and Furious records ‘like pieces of a puzzle’

Judicial Watch announced that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) on November 18, 2014, a large production of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. The documents were forced out of the Obama administration through a June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September…


Senators blast major union support for amnesty

Senators Cruz (R-TX)  and Sessions (R-AL) criticized the AFL-CIO for claiming President Obama’s executive amnesty would help the American people and our economy. Both emphasized President Obama does not have the authority to give close to 5 million people work authorization. Senator Sessions further addressed executive amnesty at a panel…


Security at US consulate in Benghazi in disarray prior to 2012 attack, emails show

Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012, security at the US consulate there was in disarray. In addition, the security contractor, Blue Mountain Group, was operating without a license while assigned to protect State Department personnel there. This was the result of a business partnership dissolution between Blue…


Legal Insurrection wins FOIA suit over David Gregory gun law non-prosecution

Legal Insurrection recently won their FOIA lawsuit they filed with Judicial Watch against the District of Columbia. This lawsuit sought to obtain any records relating to the non-prosecution of David Gregory, who held up a 30-round ammunition magazine on his show on NBC News. Before he showed the magazine on his…

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