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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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Judicial Watch Sues HHS Over Failure to Produce Jonathan Gruber Contracting and Consulting Records

HHS gave Obamacare architect who ridiculed “the stupidity of the American voter” a sole-source solicitation contract worth $400,000 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on February 13, 2015, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking “any and all” records concerning

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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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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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Judicial Watch Asks for Federal Court Hearing over Hillary Clinton Email Issue

In response to revelations about the secret email accounts used by Hillary Clinton and other top State Department officials to conduct official government business Judicial Watch announced that it has asked a federal court to schedule a status conference with the State Department to discuss the production of records relevant to an ongoing Freedom of Information

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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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