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JW Gets Records Showing EPA Gave Convicted Climate Expert Service, Salary Awards While He Defrauded Agency

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Immigration Hardliners to Donald Trump: Don’t Mess With Jeff Sessions

Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ standing could not be more precarious. On Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump laid bare the frustrations he’s had over Sessions’ decision to recuse himself from an investigation into Trump’s potential ties to Russia, sparking chatter that the AG’s tenure could soon end. But amidst that talk, some Sessions allies want…

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Legal Experts Weigh in on Trump’s Right to Be Riled at Sessions, DOJ

Jeff Sessions will likely continue to lead the Department of Justice, despite the public clash between President Donald Trump and his choice for attorney general. But Trump’s frustration with the direction of the Russian probe and the special prosecutor are understandable, said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, a government…

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‘The Story’ Exclusive: Rosenstein mum on re-opening Clinton email investigation

Rosenstein also declined to comment on whether he had reexamined the investigation while deliberating whether to fire Comey, nor would he say whether any Justice Department resources were devoted to the question of re-opening the investigation. Later this week, a federal court will hold a hearing in a lawsuit from…

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Latest Batch of Huma Abedin Emails Allegedly Reveal ‘Pay for Play’ in Clinton State Department

On Aug. 8, 2015, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton submitted a sworn declaration to the Department of Justice. In that statement, she said that she had turned over 55,000 pages of emails — and that she had made sure to include anything that might be considered “federal records.” She also noted that…

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Judicial Watch: John Podesta Needs to Be Investigated About His Russia Connections

John Podesta, the former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, served on the board of a company that received at least $35 million from a Russian investment group that was created and funded by the Kremlin and, given the current standard for investigating the Trump administration, Podesta’s Russia…

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While Everyone Was Watching Trump Jr. Fireworks, FBI Made Document Dump on Hillary Clinton

The imbroglio concerning Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer absorbed much of the U.S. media audience’s attention on Tuesday. But an FBI document dump is a heady reminder that the Trump campaign was not the only one with email problems. The FBI documents touch on the matter of Blackberrys used…

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Fitton: Special Counsel Investigation ‘Should Be Called Off Because of What Comey Did’

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton joined Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Wednesday to discuss allegations that memos from former FBI Director James Comey contained classified information. He also discussed Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s links to Russia. … Pointing out that special counsel Robert Mueller and Comey are

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Report: FBI Documents Show ‘Flawed’ Hillary Clinton Investigation

Newly released documents from the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of highly classified materials highlight a “serious, but flawed investigation hindered by a lack of cooperation,” according to a new report. Some of the 42 pages are marked “grand jury material,” indicating that the FBI considered the investigation serious

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FBI document dump reveals secrets of Clinton probe as new director nominee faces Senate

“We are presuming there are still 13 devices at issue,” Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told Fox News. “The new records show how badly the Obama Justice Department and FBI mishandled the Clinton email investigation. They get the equivalent of wiped phones from the Clinton lawyers and do nothing?”…

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Judicial Watch: ‘Special Counsel Mueller’s Investigation is Out of Control,’ DOJ ‘Should Shut It Down’

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump 2016 campaign and the firing of FBI Director James Comey is “out of control” and should be “shut down” by the Department of Justice, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. On Twitter, July 2, Fitton said,  “Special Counsel Muller’s investigation…

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Fitton: Mueller’s Russia Probe Out of Control, Should Be Shut Down

Fitton joined “America’s News HQ” to question what’s going on after Mueller’s latest hire of Andrew Goldstein, a former prosecutor who worked under Obama’s US Attorney Preet Bharara in New York. He also noted that several other lawyers hired by Mueller donated to Democrats and it seems that the team is “searching…

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Judicial Watch Pres: Mueller’s Russia Probe ‘Out of Control,’ Should Be Shut Down

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton called for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation to be shut down. Fitton joined “America’s News HQ” this afternoon to explain after Mueller’s latest hire of Andrew Goldstein, a former prosecutor who worked under Preet Bharara in New York. Fitton questioned who is overseeing

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How Russia Probe Exposes Loretta Lynch for Possible Wrongdoing in Clinton Email Case

The Obama White House postured to explain the meeting. Following the disclosure of the tarmac episode, President Obama’s press secretary, Josh Earnest, felt the need to iterate Obama’s stated commitment to avoiding “political interference” in Justice Department investigations. Judicial Watch raised the possibility of ethical and legal problems for Lynch.

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: JW Pursues Comey Records

JW Pursues Comey Records Judicial Watch Goes to Court to Expose Obama Administration Shakedowns Trump Should Reject New Middle Eastern-North African Racial Census Category   Judicial Watch Pursues Comey Records The Swamp creatures in Washington who gamed the system to appoint a special prosecutor need to be held accountable. Your…

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Judicial Watch: Email Shows Hillary Used BlackBerry Despite Advice of ‘Security Hawks’

From Newsline: A newly released email shows that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knowingly used an unsecure BlackBerry device when she worked in the Obama administration. Judicial Watch obtained the email through a court order. The message shows Clinton saying she was using a non-government BlackBerry despite the recommendations…

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Loretta Lynch’s involvement with Hillary Clinton email investigation: a timeline of events

From WJLA: Former FBI Director James Comey testified on Thursday during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing that addressed his firing and the ongoing investigation into collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. During the session, Comey revealed that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s meeting with former President Bill…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

DEA Blasted for Botching Operation, Lying to Coverup Wrongdoing

In the latest scandal to rock the beleaguered Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the agency covered up a series of failed operations in Honduras that killed four innocent civilians—including a 14-year-old boy and two pregnant women—and injured several others. The drug interdiction missions were conducted jointly by the DEA, U.S. State…

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Breitbart News Daily – Tom Fitton – JW Sues for Sally Yates Emails

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Conservative watchdog sues for Yates’s government emails

From The Hill: Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog organization, has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to gain access to the emails of the former acting Attorney General Sally Yates. According to the group’s statement, which came the day after Yates testified to a Senate panel about Russian…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Sally Yates’ Emails While She Served as Trump Acting Attorney General

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for emails of former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from her government account.  The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of…


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