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Fast and Furious Cover-up Rewarded in Appointment of New ATF Director

Todd Jones resigned from his post as ATF Director last week, which resulted in Thomas Brandon, formerly the agency’s Deputy Director, being assigned Acting Director. Brandon is known for covering up the Fast and Furious scandal by not firing anybody who was responsible for it. Meanwhile, Judicial Watch has pending FOIA…


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…


Judicial Watch Files Amicus Brief Opposing DOJ’s Attempt to Block Ruling that Would Postpone Immigration Action in Fifth Circuit

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit opposing the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) “emergency” motion to allow President Obama’s unilateral “executive actions” on illegal immigration to go forward (State of Texas, et al., v. United States,…


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…


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,…


Judicial Watch: New Documents Show Homeland Security Released 165,900 Convicted Criminal Aliens throughout U.S. as of April 26, 2014

Documents show Al Jazeera wanted to film people with “significant diseases” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 76 pages of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) documents revealing that as of April 26, 2014, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) had released 165,900 convicted criminal aliens throughout the United States, including many convicted


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.…


“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…


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…


Archives wants explanation for Hillary Clinton email practices

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