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Zero Dark Thirty filmmakers were nearly prosecuted for bribing CIA officers with Prada shopping sprees, pearl earrings and Michelin-starred dinners

The makers of Zero Dark Thirty were nearly prosecuted for bribing CIA officials with gifts in exchange for information whilst researching the Oscar-winning film.


The Benghazi Bonanza: A Bi-Partisan Scandal

The Benghazi affair is beginning to shape up as a bi-partisan scandal — making Trey Gowdy’s life doubly difficult, of course. But the former prosecutor has been doing a bang-up job with his select committee, demolishing the mantra that there is “nothing new” to be learned about Benghazi and building…


Disagreement over whether 9/11 hijackers had support inside US, report says

Documents brought to light by Judicial Watch indicate that there is still uncertainty about whether 9/11 hijackers had support inside the country.


Judicial Watch Obtains State Department DSCC Records on Terrorist Attack on Benghazi

Top State Department Official Admitted to Congress that Command Center “could follow what was happening in almost real-time” Updated 1/27/15 Tunis, Tunisia, embassy emergency message: http://tunisia.usembassy.gov/warden-message-9-12-2012.html   (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained court-ordered documents in accordance with


CIA Docs Obtained by JW in 2010 Show Congress Approved of Enhanced Interrogation

As some lawmakers purport to be stunned over the new CIA “torture report” the fact is Congress knew for years that enhanced interrogation techniques were being used on terrorists and in fact dozens of members were repeatedly briefed on the subject, including former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Back in 2010…


Benghazi: Absolutely, Positively No Gambling Going On at Rick’s Café

“From the Annex in Benghazi, the CIA was collecting intelligence about foreign entities that were themselves collecting weapons in Libya and facilitating their passage to Syria. The Benghazi Annex was not itself collecting weapons.” –Final House Intelligence Report on Benghazi, P. 16   The final House Intelligence Committee Report on…


Benghazi: What The Government Wants Us To Think

First published at the Daily Caller, October 30, 2014 We now have two serious investigative tracks into the Benghazi killings — Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Special Select Committee, which I examined here, and the Justice Department’s Ahmed Abu Khatallah prosecution. On October 14, the government filed a superseding indictment in the case. The Benghazi…


Statement on SCOTUS Refusal to Take up Challenge to Obama Secrecy on bin Laden Images

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch issued a statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to take up a challenge to the Obama administration’s keeping secret post mortem images of Osama bin Laden and his burial at sea. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said: With the seeming endorsement of the…


Judicial Watch Obtains CIA Transcript of Brennan “Underwear Bomb” Briefing

Brennan Leak to TV Commentators of “Inside Control” of Terrorism Plot May Have Led to Exposure of Spies, Shutdown of Vital U.S. Intelligence Operation  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released the full transcript of a May 7, 2012, teleconference between then-White House top counterterror adviser John Brennan and various…


Leon Panetta Revealed ‘Top Secret’ Information to Hollywood Filmmaker at bin Laden Assault Awards Ceremony

Documents obtained by Judicial Watch also reveal former CIA Director told ceremony attendees: “And you have made me proud as an Italian to know that bin Laden sleeps with the fishes.”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained more than 200 pages of documents from the…


$3 Bil, 12 Years Later CIA Terrorism Program a “Colossal Flop”

A multi-billion-dollar program launched by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) after 9/11 to spy on terrorists and rogue nations is a “colossal flop” plagued by “financial irregularities,” according to senior agency officials cited in a mainstream newspaper exposé on the scandal-plagued initiative. It took the government more than a decade…


Supreme Court Considers Whether to Take Up bin Laden Images Controversy

Obama Administration Asks High Court to Uphold Secrecy on bin Laden Death Images (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a reply brief with the United States Supreme Court in opposition to the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) request to deny…


Judicial Watch Obtains New Photos of Benghazi Attack Aftermath

 Obama State Department Withholds Videos of Attack (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 12, 2013, it obtained 30 pages of records from the Department of State, including 13 previously withheld photos depicting the devastating aftermath of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic and…


Judicial Watch Sues Pentagon for Documents on “Purge” of bin Laden Raid Documents

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 5, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) for records relating to a 2011 directive by U.S. Special Operations Commander, Admiral William McRaven, to purge DOD’s systems of all records…


JW Asks Supreme Court to Review Lawsuit against CIA and DOD to Force Release of bin Laden Death Images

Petition argues that case could determine whether courts provide ‘meaningful review’ or ‘blind deference’ to Executive branch decisions  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it has filed a certiorari petition with the Supreme Court of the United States to review a 2013 Appeals Court ruling against the Judicial Watch…

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