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Jail for Fla. Rep. Who Blasted Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist

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The John Conyers Abdication

On Tuesday, Representative John Conyers (D., Mich.) announced that he would “retire” from Congress, effectively immediately. Conyers, who has spent the last 53 years in office — Bonanza was the top-rated television show in America the year he joined Congress — didn’t exactly retire: he actually resigned in disgrace, thanks…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Jail for Fla. Rep. Who Blasted Feds for Investigating Her Instead of Orlando Terrorist

The disgraced Florida congresswoman who suggested federal agents could have prevented the Orlando terrorist attack if they weren’t preoccupied investigating her is headed to prison. This week a federal judge in Jacksonville sentenced Democrat Corrine Brown, who served 12 terms in Congress, to five years in jail for fraud and…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Legislators Go Unscathed as Hollywood, Media Punish Sexual Harassment

Of all the high-profile men that have gone down recently for sexual harassment, none of the accused politicians have suffered any consequences indicating that elected officials are immune from punishment. In the last few weeks powerful entertainment figures, prominent television news personalities and a top political journalist have been fired…

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Congressional Sexual Harassment Settlements in Spotlight as Pressure to Lift Veil of Secrecy Grows

The number of lawmakers accused of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct continues to grow, but those who have used taxpayer funds to settle claims in the past remain behind a veil of secrecy. Now, calls for members who have settled sexual harassment or similar claims to be named is also growing,…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: JW Forces FBI to Admit to New Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Docs

FBI Finds 30 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents A Spy Ring in the U.S. House of Representatives? Sanctuary Cities Released Illegals with Assault, Drug, and Weapon Charges   FBI Finds 30 Pages of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting Documents Who is running the store at the FBI!? First the FBI told…

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Conservative Lawmakers: Imran Awan Scandal ‘Cries Out’ for House Investigation

Conservative lawmakers held an unofficial meeting Tuesday on the scandal surrounding Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-FL) former IT aide Imran Awan amid fears of a major security breach, with one lawmaker saying it “cries out” for a House probe. … At the hearing, Fitton was asked about the worst-case scenario for…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: Big Mueller Lawsuit!

Obama Administration Used Confidential Taxpayer Information to Push Obamacare It’s Government Gone Wild Time In Washington, DC Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Mueller Russian Special Counsel Budget   Obama Administration Used Confidential Taxpayer Information to Push Obamacare Your Judicial Watch uncovered yet another Obama IRS scandal – and

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Cruz, Lee Warn Trump Not to Tap Former Clinton Aide as Ambassador to Colombia

The GOP senators’ concerns about MacManus’s time serving as one of Clinton’s closest aides stems from reports that he was one of three of her aides who knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack within minutes of it happening. Emails obtained by Judicial Watch from the State Department through a Freedom of…

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New documents trigger questions about special treatment for Congress under Obamacare

The application that members of Congress and their aides were asked to fill out in November 2013 for health insurance had them attest to several questions they could not answer accurately, according to documents from the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act. They…

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Congress’ illegal and egregious Obamacare exemption, explained

The officials who implemented this scheme betrayed its illegality, and likely violated criminal laws, when they knowingly and repeatedly made false statements to skirt the legal barriers in their way. Obamacare prohibits employers with more than 100 employees from participating in its small-business exchanges. For calendar year 2014, however, both federal

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Watchdog: Congress using fraudulent applications to get healthcare benefits subsidized by taxpayers

Judicial Watch is asking the Trump administration to end the practice of Congress members and their staff getting, with taxpayer subsidies, health care coverage through the District of Columbia’s small business Obamacare exchange. Judicial Watch said it had previously uncovered false applications filed by the House of Representatives and Senate…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch to Broadcast a Special Presentation: ‘House Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz to address Government Oversight Challenges’

Broadcast Available on Facebook Live and at Judicial Watch.org (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced it will host a March 30 presentation by U.S. Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:  “Government Oversight Challenges.” Date: Thursday, March 30 Time: 2-3 pm ET *Location: Judicial…

PRESS RELEASE

On Watch: Episode 3 – Corruption Epidemic

Dear Editor/Broadcaster, Today, Judicial Watch launches the third episode of the new weekly vodcast, “Chris Farrell’s On Watch.” “Chris Farrell’s On Watch” will come to you each Tuesday morning before noon. Please feel free to use the material as you see fit. For more information, or to set up and…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Calls Upon House to Retain Congressional Ethics Office

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton today made the following statement regarding the proposed change to House rules that would eliminate its Office of Congressional Ethics:  It is shameful that House Republicans are trying to destroy the Office of Congressional Ethics, the most significant ethics reform in Congress…

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Corrine Brown indicted on 24 federal counts

From News 4 Jax: Brown, 69, of Jacksonville and her chief of staff, Elias “Ronnie” Simmons, 50, of Laurel, Maryland, were charged in a 24-count indictment with participating in a conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, multiple counts of mail and wire fraud, concealing material facts on required financial…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch: Appeals Court Hearing on Lawsuit to Stop Congress from Participating in D.C.’s Small Business Obamacare Exchange

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced a D.C. Court of Appeals hearing, scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, on a taxpayer lawsuit Judicial Watch filed against the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority to stop Congress from participating in DC’s Obamacare “Small Business Exchange” (Kirby Vining v. Executive Board of…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Defense Department for Congressional Travel Records

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia seeking records concerning travel costs for members of Congress.  The lawsuit includes records about official congressional delegation travel (CODEL), which often use Air Force…

PRESS RELEASE

New Taxpayer Lawsuit Challenges DC’s Expenditure of Taxpayer Funds without Congressional Appropriation

DC’s ‘Budget Autonomy Act’ Violates Federal Law Requiring Congressional Approval (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 6, 2015, it sued the Mayor and Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia on behalf of Clarice Feldman, a longtime taxpayer and resident of the District of Columbia,…

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Hastert’s Hush Money Guilty Plea: Another Black Eye for Congress

Could a guilty plea from the longest-serving Republican speaker in the history of the House strengthen calls for Congress to adopt stronger ethics laws? Watchdogs are split.

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Statement on Boehner Resignation

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the resignation of House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-OH): John Boehner’s willingness to fund rather than oppose Barack Obama’s lawlessness is a chief reason for his forced resignation from his position as speaker of the House.   It…


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