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DHS Knew Illegal Aliens Falsely Claimed “Credible Fear” to Stay in U.S.


Judicial Watch Leads All Nonprofit FOIA litigants, Far Ahead Of ACLU

Conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch is leading two liberal groups in an explosion of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits, seeking to force federal officials to publicize thousands of previously hidden documents, according to a new study by The FOIA Project. “Even a casual perusal of the plaintiffs in FOIA suits…


Dramatic Rise in FOIA Lawsuits Filed by Nonprofit Advocacy Groups

The number of FOIA lawsuits filed by nonprofit and advocacy organizations has generally grown over the past two decades, irrespective of which political party was in office — from the George W. Bush administration, through President Obama’s eight years, and continuing during Donald Trump’s first months as president. These findings…


Documents tell different story on removal of passenger from United Airlines flight

From the World Tribune: Documents obtained by Judicial Watch show that the passenger who was dragged off a United Airlines plane on April 9 fought with officers who were trying to remove him. The new information included audio of the original call to the Chicago Department of Aviation police, personnel…


Chaffetz Vows to Continue Pursuit of Obama-era Corruption

One America’s John Hines spoke to Judicial Watch, and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) about their continuing efforts to unearth Obama-era corruption.


Chaffetz: Trump Admin To Face More Aggressive Oversight From Congress

From The Daily Caller: House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (HOGR) Chairman Jason Chaffetz is preparing to press President Donald Trump and top officials in his administration to turn over previously requested documents as early as April, he said during a talk at Judicial Watch Thursday. “As we turn the…


Chaffetz signals he’s ready to get more aggressive investigating the Trump administration

From Utah Policy: House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, who has been roundly criticized for his reluctance to investigate the Trump White House, says that’s about to change. The Daily Caller reports Chaffetz is ready to press Trump administration on issues including former National Security Adviser Gen. Michael Flynn’s connections…


Trump Could Tear Down Obama’s FOIA Secrecy. Here’s Why He Probably Won’t.

From the Daily Caller: President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice (DOJ) is fighting against Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits seeking politically-charged Obama-era documents like those linked to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s scandals. Trump could demand federal agencies release records to the public, but that would harm the…


Obama Spent Record $36 Million Fighting FOIA Suits

Former President Obama’s administration spent a record-shattering $36.2 million on legal costs beating back Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, according to an analysis from the Associated Press.


Obama Family’s 2015 Hawaii Vacation Cost Taxpayers $4,823,206.88

Secret Service Lodging Cost Over $1 Million Alone  (Washington DC)—Judicial Watch announced today that it obtained records from the U.S. Secret Service revealing that its travel expenses for the First Family’s 2015 Hawaiian vacation cost taxpayers $1.2 million, which brings the total cost of the vacation trip to at least…


Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Department of Justice Seeking FBI Interviews with Obama, Jarret, and Emanuel Relating to Criminal Investigation of Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice seeking access to FBI reports of interviews – “302s” – of President Obama, Valerie Jarrett, and Rahm Emanuel.  The interviews were taken as part of the FBI’s…


This Week: Greatest Transparency Failures Ever; Corruption in New York; When Bill Met Loretta

Greatest Transparency Failures Ever? In one week, thank God, the presidential election will be over. But on one issue there is not a whit of difference between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Both represent the greatest transparency failures in the history of presidential politics. To Clinton watchers, Mrs. Clinton has…


Lessons for Trump From the Clinton Scandals

A generation ago, as the 1992 presidential campaign heated up, The Wall Street Journal asked: “Who Is Bill Clinton?” The country “will get to know, or try to get to know, Bill Clinton and Hillary,” the Journal noted. “The Gennifer Flowers tank has already rumbled by. But where’s the rest…


Whitewater: Twelve Versions of Hillary Clinton Draft Indictment, 451 Pages, Withheld By National Archives

New details continue to emerge from Judicial Watch’s Freedom of Information Act fight with the National Archives over the release of draft indictments of Hillary Clinton in the Whitewater case. According to the Archives, release of the indictments—drafted by an independent counsel examining the Clintons’ relationship to a corrupt Arkansas…


Major JW Court Victory

Federal Court Grants Judicial Watch Discovery on Clinton Email Issue History Comes Full Circle as Judicial Watch Releases New Document in Whitewater Criminal Corruption Case against Hillary Clinton Air Force Academy Celebrates Witchcraft and Voodoo While Demeaning Christianity Federal Court Grants Judicial Watch Discovery on Clinton Email Issue Your


Clinton Email Scandal Worsens

State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept. Retrieved Emails Show Top Clinton Aide Prioritized Advertising Design over the Deaths of U.S. Personnel in Benghazi Obama Power Grab Racially Divisive and Dangerous State Dept. IG Confirms FOIA Fraud by Hillary Clinton and Obama State Dept.…


The Hillary File: Mixing Money & Politics at State

“Add Jonathan Mantz to call list,” Hillary Clinton emailed an assistant on February 11, 2009. She had been secretary of state less than a month. The email was squeezed out of the State Department in ongoing Judicial Watch litigation. It’s a little vignette that speaks volumes about how Mrs. Clinton…


DHS Knew Illegal Aliens Falsely Claimed “Credible Fear” to Stay in U.S.

The Obama administration let hundreds of illegal immigrants stay in the U.S. even though federal authorities knew in advance that an open borders group coached them to falsely claim “credible fear” to get asylum, according to documents obtained by Judicial Watch from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The operation…


Fairfax County Public Schools Sues Judicial Watch To Keep “Transgender” Policy Records Secret before Key Election

Fairfax County School Board Hires Private Law Firm, Court Today Questions Lawsuit as “Form over Substance” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on Friday, October 30, the Fairfax County School Board sued Judicial Watch rather than turn over records prior to Election Day concerning a controversial change in…


Hillary Email Alert!

Judicial Watch Marshalls Massive Legal Effort in Clinton Email Scandal Obama Secret Service Violates Privacy Act in Retaliatory Move against Republican Oversight Chairman Obama Administration Gives Residency and Asylum to 1,519 Foreigners Who Committed Terrorism “While Under Duress” Judicial Watch Marshalls Massive Legal Effort in Clinton Email Scandal Success


Tom Fitton’s Closing Remarks at the Judicial Watch Leadership Summit

Our inaugural Leadership Summit brought the corruption and government transparency crisis front-and-center with a full day of panels and speakers. Click the video below to see Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton give his closing remarks after a full day of discussion and fellowship at the Summit.

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