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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: 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

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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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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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