Judicial Watch Tipsheet

03-23-16

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Judicial Watch: New Clinton Documents Raise Questions on Benghazi, Clinton Foundation — Judicial Watch released 276 pages of internal State Department documents revealing that within two days of the deadly terrorist attack on Benghazi, Mohamed Yusuf al-Magariaf, the president of Libya’s…http://jwatch.us/cjjPef

Judicial Watch Sues Department of Defense for Records on American POWs Held Captive in Cuba — Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense to obtain records about American prisoners of war (POWs) who may have…http://jwatch.us/9xsidt

Judicial Watch: State Department Documents Show that NSA Rebuffed Hillary Clinton’s Attempts to Obtain a Secure Blackberry — Judicial Watch announced that it obtained State Department documents revealing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly sought to obtain “Blackberry-like…http://jwatch.us/G7cwmn

$10 Mil to End “Diaper Disparity” after Free Diaper Laws Fail Twice in Congress — On two different occasions Congress has rejected laws to give “needy” families government-subsidized diapers—in addition to free food and medical care—but President Obama is determined to make it happen…http://jwatch.us/3EjYPv

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CUBA COVER UP — “The fact that we had to sue the Obama administration to get simple answers as to whether Cuba held and tortured American POWs strongly suggests that a cover-up is underway,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “The Obama administration admires Castro’s Cuba so much that even the fate of the regimes victims, even American POWs, is of little concern. I have a feeling that President Obama won’t be raising this issue with the Cuban regime this week.”…http://jwatch.us/oh2YWz

The Iranian Connection — A top secret Sept. 21 memo responding to the director’s inquiry and disclosed as the result of a Freedom of Information Act request from the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch includes fragmentary information on al Qaeda affiliates. But its conclusions regarding Iran’s notorious Quds Force, a deadly hybrid of intelligence and special operations, have been totally redacted…http://jwatch.us/A225im

EMAIL INSECURITY — “In March 2009, Clinton began using private email accounts accessed through her BlackBerry to exchange messages with her top aides. The State Department has thus far released more than 52,000 pages of Clinton’s work-related emails, a small percentage of which have been withheld because they contain information considered sensitive to national security.”

“These documents show that Hillary Clinton knew her BlackBerry wasn’t secure,” Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, said Wednesday. “The FBI and prosecutors ought to be very interested in these new materials.”…http://jwatch.us/twdLnv

SCOTUS Nominee Garland Kept Obama Visitor Logs Secret

Garland ruled against Judicial Watch in 2013: “FOIA doesn’t apply to visitor logs kept by the Secret Service, even though a standard four-factor analysis of whether the logs are ‘agency records’ subject to FOIA was favorable to Judicial Watch, the group seeking them. ‘The court just carved out an exception because they didn’t like the implications of the law,’ said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton, whose group had won a favorable lower court ruling before Garland’s opinion.” …http://jwatch.us/ftp2cS

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