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Swamp Rules, Part II: New York’s LLC Loophole

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Swamp Rules, Part II: New York’s LLC Loophole

Last week, we looked at federal efforts to combat money laundering by changing “beneficial owner” laws for various types of legal shell companies, including limited liability companies, LLCs. New York LLCs have the same transparency problems as other states–the true owners, the “beneficial owners,” are hidden behind corporate

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Money Laundering & Swamp Rules: Who Benefits?

Old swamps are the best swamps. Cui bono? famously asked the Roman consul Lucius Cassius, who benefits? Cassius knew a few things about swamps. He cleaned up Rome, instituted election reform, and even served as a special prosecutor. Cui bono has been a touchstone of criminal investigations for two thousand…

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Amazon HQ2: Magnet for Corruption, Creative Destruction

The Amazon HQ2 sweepstakes is over and the winner is Queens, New York. And some place in Virginia called National Landing. And Nashville, Tennessee. New York and Virginia will split Amazon’s second headquarters, while Nashville gets a consolation prize operations center. The Amazon move cements Queens’ status as an icon…

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Fitton Takes Transparency Message to White House

Dear Editor/Broadcaster, As today’s front page story in the New York Times reports, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton yesterday took his strong government transparency message directly to the White House: Thomas Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch — a conservative legal advocacy group that successfully sued the Obama administration for…

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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…

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Who Was Mike Rogers?

It’s a chaotic week over at the Trump transition. Former House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, a Chris Christie ally, is out as senior national security adviser. Only days ago, the Great Mentioners were mentioning Rogers as the next CIA chief or Director of National Intelligence. So it goes at…

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Soros Army Forming Liberal Version Of Judicial Watch

Top Democratic operatives are huddling this week in a series of meetings to strategize about which groups will run point on everything from safeguarding women’s access to health care to fighting any increase in deportations to preventing attacks on Muslim Americans.

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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…

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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…

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Czar Klain: No Way To Run a Republic

On Friday, addressing mounting concerns about a medical crisis in the U.S., President Obama named the noted epidemiologist Dr. Ronald Klain as the country’s “Ebola czar.” Dr. Klain…. Oh, sorry, that didn’t happen. The new Ebola czar is not an expert in infectious diseases, or in public health, or even…

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Connecticut Corruption: It’s the Transparency, Stupid

On Sept. 19, John G. Rowland, the former governor of Connecticut, was convicted in federal court in New Haven on seven counts related to political corruption. The jury found that Mr. Rowland had created false records and obstructed justice in a conspiracy to hide his role as a political adviser…

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Emails directly link White House to secret transparency meeting

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Senate Unanimously Passes Amendment Banning Funds for Fast and Furious-Style Programs

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So much for Obama’s ‘new era of open government’

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Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Detailing Secret Department of Justice Transparency Workshop

Deputy Associate White House Counsel: “please don’t have them reach out to any reporters before I can clear it w/ wh [White House] press.” Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC — October 18, 2011 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced…


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