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Judicial Watch Sues Defense Department for Details of Contracts with anti-Trump Spygate Figure Stefan Halper

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense seeking information about the September 2016 contract between the Defense Department and Stefan Halper (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Defense (No. 1:18-cv-02125)). Halper is the Cambridge…

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Weekly Update: No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh

There Are No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh Defense Department Fails to Implement Biosecurity Years After It Said It Would A Sensible Plan to Keep Schools Safe A Terrorist Resides in Arizona Four Years after U.S. Grants Refugee Status There Are No ‘Credible Allegations’ Against Kavanaugh Leftists are trying to kick…

INVESTIGATIVE BULLETIN

The EB-5 Swamp, Continued

Congress gets another shot at killing that swampiest of swamp creatures, the EB-5 visa program, at the end of September. EB-5 is a cash-for-visas program beloved of Democrats and Republicans, real estate developers, and a not insignificant number of crooks and hustlers. Cause of Action has been documenting mounting EB-5…

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Weekly Update: JW Files Ethics Complaint Against Maxine Waters for Inciting Violence

Getting the Supreme Court Back on Track Federal Judge Slams Justice Department for Stonewalling on ‘Russiagate’ Judicial Watch Files Complaint Against Rep. Waters for Inciting Violence and Assaults Happy Independence Day!   Getting the Supreme Court Back on Track We are pleased that Justice Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court…

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Weekly Update: McCain Staffer Suggested Financially Ruinous Audits to Lois Lerner

McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups JW Sues for Mueller Deputy Andrew Weissmann’s Text Messages Judicial Watch Seeks Obama-Era Records on Refugee Resettlement Sites The Strange Case of McAuliffe & McCabe — Another Clinton/FBI Scandal   McCain’s Subcommittee Staff Director Urged IRS to Target Conservative

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play

Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues McCabe Firing Only the Beginning Nearly 200 Busted in $3.7-Million Food-Stamp Fraud Operation   Judicial Watch Files New Lawsuit on Clinton Pay-to-Play Issues Judicial Watch meticulously documented Hillary Clinton’s use of the State Department to take care of donors to the…

IN THE NEWS

Watchdog: Nunes Should Retake House Russia Investigation

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) should say enough is enough, and retake the House investigation into Russian hacking that may have affected the 2016 presidential election. So says Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, speaking to LifeZette on Wednesday. Fitton said Democratic House members have abused their positions on the…

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Video: Fitton accuses top Dems of double standard on investigation

July 22, 2017 – 4:46 – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on “America’s News HQ” on the Fox News Channel discussing why The Ethics Committee is not looking into claims that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat, wrongly disclosed classified information to the press when he publicly discussed…

IN THE NEWS

Top Dems Slow Rolling Ethics Probe to Delay Investigation Into Obama Leaks

Meanwhile, the Ethics Committee has thus far declined to investigate similar claims that Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), the Intelligence Committee’s ranking Democrat, wrongly disclosed classified information to the press when he publicly discussed the contents of a reported phone call between former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn and

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Sues Veterans Affairs for Information on a Plan to House Homeless Vets

Athletic fields for a private prep school and a dog park, but not veterans (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Veterans’ Affairs (VA) to for information regarding an agreement to turn a VA campus in…

IN THE NEWS

House Ethics Officials Move Slowly on Democrat Disclosures

From LifeZette: The House Ethics Committee and its subordinate Office of Congressional Ethics may be slow-walking a decision on whether to open an investigation into whether two Democrats, Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Jackie Speier, both of California, disclosed classified information when criticizing President Donald Trump. The concern that the two House

IN THE NEWS

75-Year-Old Vet Found Not Guilty of Illegally Hanging American Flag on VA Facility Fence

From The Washington Free Beacon: A 75-year-old U.S. Army veteran was acquitted last week of criminal charges brought against him for hanging a six-inch American flag on the fence of a Veterans Affairs facility. Bob Rosebrock was charged with a federal misdemeanor for displaying the flag without permission on the fence…

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Veterans score major victory in Los Angeles

From the New York Post: Justice was again served last week against the Veterans Administration — specifically, its LA office, which once again got slapped down in its efforts to squelch a critic. Exactly why federal prosecutors tried to work the VA’s will is a question Attorney General Jeff Sessions…

IN THE NEWS

75-Year-Old Vet Acquitted of Illegally Hanging Napkin-Sized Flags at West LA Veterans Affairs Office

From NBC Los Angeles: A 75-year-old military veteran was acquitted Tuesday of illegally hanging an American flag on the fence of a Veterans Affairs facility in West Los Angeles without permission. The federal misdemeanor count against Robert Rosebrock stems from a VA statute that prohibits the posting of materials or…

IN THE NEWS

U.S. Army Veteran acquitted of illegally displaying flags at LA Veterans Affairs facility

From My News LA: A 75-year-old military veteran was acquitted Tuesday of illegally hanging an American flag on the fence of a Veterans Affairs facility in West Los Angeles without permission. The federal misdemeanor count against Robert Rosebrock stems from a VA statute that prohibits the posting of materials or…

IN THE NEWS

Judicial Watch requests ethics probe of key Democrats

From WND: A government watchdog group is turning the tables on two key Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee who appear to be trying to block a probe into whether the Obama administration spied on the Trump team. Judicial Watch has requested the House Office of Congressional Ethics launch an…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Calls upon Office of Congressional Ethics to Investigate Whether Rep. Schiff and Rep. Speier Disclosed Classified Information

(Washington, DC)  – Judicial Watch today sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jackie Speier (D-CA) “disclosed classified information to the public in violation of House ethics rules.” Citing the…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to Testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

UPDATE: Hearing time has been changed to 10:30 a.m. ET. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has announced that President Tom Fitton will provide testimony on March 23 before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing titled “Legislative Proposals for Fostering Transparency.” The committee is chaired by…

INVESTIGATIVE BULLETIN

Rex & The Resource Curse

The Trump Presidency has opened with a bang. Death to ObamaCare, a new SCOTUS nominee, a Muslim ban, a Mexican wall, various conspiracies—the Russians and the dossier, the electoral tally, the inauguration crowd size—attacks on the media, on Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Motors, Toyota, Hollywood actors, John Lewis, John Brennan,…

IN THE NEWS

Trump’s Ethics Order Seen as Boost for Shadow Lobbying

From Bloomberg: But Trump’s order might open the door for more so-called “shadow lobbying,” ethics specialists say — influence peddling that doesn’t quite meet the official definition of lobbying. That behavior, which can include arranging meetings with decision makers or attaching one’s name to a particular interest group’s cause, would…


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