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Sally Yates: Lawsuit seeks former acting attorney general’s emails

From Fox News: A new lawsuit is seeking access to emails sent and received by Sally Yates during her 10-day tenure as acting attorney general in President Donald Trump’s administration. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, filed Monday by the conservative group Judicial Watch, is seeking emails from Yates’…

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Yates: ‘Flynn Was Compromised With Respect to the Russians’

From CBN News: Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates testified Monday before a Senate subcommittee about her efforts to warn the Trump administration of misinformation put forth by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Days after the inauguration, Yates says she spoke with White House counsel Donald McGahn three times,…

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Group sues for Sally Yates’ Justice Department emails

From Politico: A conservative watchdog group is suing for access to Sally Yates’ emails from her brief but eventful tenure as acting attorney general during the early days of the Trump administration. Judicial Watch filed the Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in federal court in Washington Friday, seeking copies of…

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‘Who appointed you to the United States Supreme Court?’

From WND: “Who appointed you to the United States Supreme Court?” pointedly asked Sen. John Kennedy, R-La. He was grilling former acting attorney general Sally Yates about her refusal to enforce President Trump’s first executive order temporarily banning people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States until vetting…

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Court orders release of Benghazi-related emails from Clinton

From the Washington Examiner: A federal judge has ordered the State Department to turn over eight paragraphs of redacted materials from Hillary Clinton’s emails which are likely to shed more light into what the Obama administration knew about the Benghazi attack two days after it occurred. The conservative watchdog Judicial…

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Video: Tom Fitton: Susan Rice should probably take the fifth

On Friday, May 5, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Your World with Neil Cavuto” on the Fox News Channel to discuss former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice’s refusal to testify before a Senate Subcommittee next week regarding her “unmasking” of Trump associates. Watch the latest video at…

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Judicial Watch: FBI Court Filing Reveals Grand Jury Targeted Hillary Clinton

Documents contain statement on subpoena given by FBI Assistant Director Assigned to ‘counterintelligence and counterespionage matters’  Who supervised Clinton Investigation (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch today released new State Department documents including a declaration from FBI Special Agent E.W. Priestap, the supervisor of the agency’s investigation

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Video: Will more intel be exposed in the Susan Rice scandal?

On April 24, 2017, Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the Susan Rice Scandal and Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against the State Department and USAID regarding the funding of political activities of George Soros’ Open Society…

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Judicial Watch sues State Department, USAID for Soros records

From Fox News: Judicial Watch said Wednesday it is suing the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to get records showing nearly $5 million in American taxpayer money went to the Macedonian branch of George Soros’ Open Society Foundations. The conservative watchdog group filed a Freedom of…

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Conservative group slams White House shift on visitor logs

From The Hill: A conservative legal group on Friday slammed President Trump’s administration for deciding not to voluntarily disclose who visits the White House complex. Judicial Watch said in a statement that “this new secrecy policy undermines the rule of law and suggests this White House doesn’t want to be accountable to…

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Trump Won’t Disclose White House Visitor Logs, an Option Sought By Obama and Approved By Merrick Garland

From U.S. News and World Report: The decision makes use of an anti-transparency ruling sought by the Obama administration and written in 2013 by Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge later nominated unsuccessfully to the Supreme Court by President Barack Obama. Transparency advocates say Garland bent over backwards to…

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Judicial Watch Statement on Trump White House Decision to Keep Secret the Names of White House Visitors

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement by the Trump White House about its decision to keep secret the names of White House visitors: “Judicial Watch is disappointed with the Trump White House decision to keep secret the names of…

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Video: How deep does the Susan Rice scandal go?

Apr. 13, 2017 – 3:38 – Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell on the Susan Rice ‘unmasking scandal.’ Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com

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Video: Scott Pruitt on reports of anti-Trump environment at EPA

From Fox News: Apr. 13, 2017 – 5:46 – On ‘Fox & Friends,’ the EPA administrator reacts to Judicial Watch suing for access to communications using encryption software Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

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Video: Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Travel Triggers Cost and Ethics Concerns

From NBC News: Still, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says the cost to taxpayers in either case is too high, calling for Trump “to try to figure out ways to save money for the taxpayer” and applauding him for using his Virginia golf clubs when he’s looking to get away.…

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ATF sued over plan to ban popular AR-15 ammo

From WND: A government watchdog agency has filed a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives seeking records related to a proposed rule change that would ban certain types of AR-15 ammunition. The ATF backed off its February 2015 proposal to revise…

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Judicial Watch Files Suit Seeking ATF Records on Attempted Ammo Ban

From The Washington Free Beacon: The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed suit in federal court on Monday seeking communications records related to the Obama administration’s attempt to ban a popular kind of AR-15 ammunition in 2015. The suit, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice, was filed in the…

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Drug Smuggling Tunnels Skyrocketed After U.S. Tightened Border Security

From The Daily Caller: President Donald Trump’s proposed wall won’t stop Mexican cartels from smuggling drugs into the U.S. through illegal tunnels, which increased significantly after a border fence was built and security was considerably tightened. “Illegal tunneling activity on the southwest border of the United States represents a significant and…

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Judicial Watch Statement Regarding Senate Confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement of the Senate confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States: Judge Gorsuch’s confirmation is a great victory for constitutional government.  We expect that Judge Gorsuch will continue…

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How Flynn could get immunity

From The Hill: Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is seeking immunity from the House and Senate Intelligence committees before he testifies on what he knows regarding links between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Legal analyst Michael Bekesha of Judicial Watch spoke with The Hill for a primer…


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