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Verdict The Judicial Watch APRIL 2019 VOLUME ISSUE News PublicationWWW.JUDICIALWATCH.ORG from Judicial Watch News Publication from Judicial Watch Court Orders Discovery Clinton Email, Top Officials Respond Questions PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH Judicial Watch announced that United States District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that discovery can begin Hillary Clinton email scandal. Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers and Clinton aides will now deposed under oath. Senior officials including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan and FBI official E.W. Priestap will now have answer Judicial Watch written questions under oath. The court rejected the Justice Department and State Department objections Judicial Watch court-ordered discovery plan. (The court, ordering discovery plan last month, ruled that the Clinton email system was one the gravest modern offenses government transparency. Judicial Watch discovery seeks answers to: Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice See DISCOVERY page Sues For FBI Communications With Anti-Trump Dossier Group Seeks records communication six key figures tied Trump dossier Judicial Watch filed lawsuit against the Department Justice January 25, 2019 for all records communication from January 2016 January 2018 between former FBI General Counsel James Baker and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia, seeking compel the FBI comply with January 2018 FOIA request (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00177)). The lawsuit seeks: Court Report Bill Clinton Corruption Chronicles Government Uncovered Any and all records communication, including but not limited emails, text messages and instant See FBI page Message from the President Former FBI General Counsel James Baker the Media Cover Story Discovery From page Whether Clinton intentionally attempted evade the Freedom Information Act (FOIA) using non-government email system; whether the State Department efforts settle this case beginning late 2014 amounted bad faith; and whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive Judicial Watch FOIA request. Discovery scheduled completed May. The court will hold post-discovery hearing determine Judicial Watch may also depose additional witnesses, including Clinton and her former chief staff, Cheryl Mills. Judge Lamberth ordered written responses under oath Judicial Watch questions from Obama administration senior officials Rice, Rhodes and Sullivan and former FBI official Priestap. Rice and Rhodes were ordered answer interrogatories under oath the Benghazi scandal. Rejecting the State and ordering discovery plan, the court ruled that the Clinton email system was one the gravest modern offenses government transparency. PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH Editor Carter Clews Editorial Assistant Janice Rurup Senior Writer Dr. Larry Hunter Yet Rice talking points and State understanding the attack play unavoidably central role this case: information about the points development and content, well their discussion and dissemination before and after Rice appearances could reveal unsearched, relevant records; State role the points content and development could shed light Clinton motives for shielding her emails from FOIA requesters State reluctance search her emails. Eric Boswell, the former Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security. Boswell March 2009 memo Mills discusses security risks Clinton Blackberry use posed more generally. And, Boswell personally discussed the The Verdict APRIL 2019 Judicial Watch Board Directors Chris Farrell, Tom Fitton, Paul Orfanedes Justice Department objections discovery the infamous Benghazi talking points, Judge Lamberth reiterated: Judicial Watch also may serve interrogatories Monica Hanley, former staff member the State Department Office the Secretary, and Lauren Jiloty, Clinton former special assistant. According Lamberth order, regarding whether Clinton private email use while secretary state was intentional attempt evade FOIA, Judicial Watch may depose: Former Clinton Chief Staff Cheryl Mills Judicial Watch conservative, non-partisan American educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity government, politics and the law. Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality America public life and seeks ensure that public officials not abuse the powers entrusted them the American people. 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April 2019 Vol. Issue MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Docs Reveal FBI Cover-Up Chart Potential Violations Law Hillary Clinton JUDICIAL WATCH Tom Fitton Judicial Watch received 186 pages records from the Department Justice that include emails documenting evident cover-up chart potential violations law former Secretary State Hillary Clinton. obtained the records through January 2018 Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department failed respond December 2017 FOIA request (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:18-cv00154)) seeking all communications between FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page. The newly obtained emails came response May order U.S. District Judge Reggie Wal- ton the FBI begin processing 13,000 pages records exchanged exclusively between Strzok and December 2017. The FBI may not complete review and production all the Strzok-Page communications until least 2020. Three days after then-FBI Director James Comey press conference announcing that would not recommend prosecution Mrs. Clinton, July 2016 email chain shows that the Special Counsel the FBI executive assistant director charge the National Security Branch, whose name redacted, wrote Strzok and others that was producing chart the statutory violations considered during the investigation [of Clinton server], and the reasons for the recommendation not prosecute [Name redacted] writes: still working additional page for these TPs that consist chart the statutory violations considered during the investigation, and the reasons for the recommendation not prosecute, hopefully non-lawyer Judicial Watch caught the FBI another cover-up protect Hillary Clinton. friendly terms Strzok forwards Page, Jonathan Moffa and others: have redlined some points. Broadly, have some concerns about asking some our [sic] senior field folks get into the business briefing this case, particularly when have the [Comey statement kind stand-alone document. opinion, there too much nuance, detail, and potential for missteps. But get they may likely asked for comment. [Name redacted] writes Strzok, The [Andrew McCabe] will need approve these before they are pushed out anyone. the end last week, wasn inclined send them anyone. But, great have them the shelf case they needed. [Name redacted] writes Strzok and Page: PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE really not sure why they continued working these [talking points]. the morning, make sure Andy [McCabe] tells Mike [Kortan] keep these his pocket. guess Andy just didn ever have moment turn these off with Mike like said would. Fired FBI Director James Comey See MESSAGE page www.JudicialWatch.org Cover Story Discovery From page Justin Cooper, the Clinton Foundation employee who created the clintonemail.com server. its proposal, Judicial Watch noted Cooper prior congressional testimony appears contradict portions the testimony provided Huma Abedin the case before Judge Sullivan. Cooper repeatedly told Congress that Abedin helped set the Clintons private server, e.g., Examining Preservation State Department Federal Records: [before Congressional hearing] Abedin testified under oath she did not know about the server until six years later. Judicial Watch may depose Cooper. Clarence Finney, the former deputy director State Executive Secretariat staff [T]his case questions hinge what specific State employees knew and when they knew it. the principal advisor and records management expert responsible for controlling Clinton official correspondence and records, Finney knowledge particularly relevant. And especially given the concerns about government misconduct that prompted this discovery, Judicial Watch ability take his direct This Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit led directly the disclosure the Clinton email system 2015. The Verdict APRIL 2019 WIKIPEDIA memo with Clinton. So, plainly has relevant information about that conversation and about his general knowledge Clinton email use. Judicial Watch may depose Boswell. U.S. Department State headquarters, Washington, D.C. testimony and ask follow-up questions critical. *** Judicial Watch seeks beyond cursory, second-hand testimony and directly ask Finney what knew about Clinton email use. This includes asking about emails suggesting knew about her private email use 2014, and emails received concerning December 2012 FOIA request from Citizens for Responsible Ethics Washington (CREW) regarding senior officials personal email use topics State 30(b)(6) deposition Judge Sullivan case never addressed. Judicial Watch may depose Finney. Heather Samuelson, the former State Department senior advisor who helped facilitate State receipt Hillary Clinton emails. [T]his case turns what specific government employees knew and when they knew it. Judicial Watch must able take their direct testimony and ask them follow-up questions. Judicial Watch may depose Samuelson. Jacob Sullivan, Secretary Clinton former senior advisor and deputy Chief Staff. The govern- ment does not oppose Sullivan deposition. Regarding whether the State Department settlement attempts that began late 2014 amounted bad faith, Judicial Watch was granted depositions from the State Department under Rule 30(b)(6); Finney; John Hackett, the former deputy director State Office Information Programs Services; Gene Smilansky, attorney-advisor within State Office the Legal Advisor; Samuelson; and others. Judicial Watch was also granted interrogatories whether the State Department adequately searched for responsive records, well several document requests. major victory for accountability, Judge Lamberth today authorized Judicial Watch take discovery whether the Clinton email system evaded FOIA and whether the Benghazi scandal was one reason for keeping Mrs. Clinton email secret, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Judicial Watch immediately issued document requests and other discovery the State Department about the Clinton email scandal. Next up, will begin questioning key witnesses under oath. The court-ordered discovery the latest development Judicial See DISCOVERY page Message from the President Message From page not good idea. Neither these talking points nor the chart potential violations committed Clinton and her associates have been released. May 15, 2016, James Rybicki, former chief staff Comey, sends FBI General Counsel James Baker; Bill Priestap, former assistant director the FBI counterintelligence division; McCabe; Page; and others email with the subject line, Request from the Director. Rybicki writes: NLT [no later than] next Monday, the Director would like see list all cases charged the last years where the gravamen the charge was mishandling classified information. should chart form with: (1) case name, (2) short summary for content (3) charges brought, and (4) charge conviction. need be, can get from NSD [National Security Division] and let them know that the Director asked for this personally. Please let know who can take the lead this. Thanks! Jim [For your situational awareness] Strzok replies Page: take the lead, course sounds like espionage section question you think OGC [Office the General Counsel] should? And the more reason for get feedback Rybicki, all identified this issue/question over week ago. was going reply Jim [Rybicki] and tell him can talked [sic] you about this already. you want to? July 22, 2016 email exchange, among Strzok, Page, Moffa and other unidentified FBI and DOJ officials, shows that Beth Wilkinson, attorney for several top Clinton aides during the server investigation, wanted conference call with the FBI/ Justice Department. wanted follow our conversation from few days ago. would like schedule time speak with both you and [Redacted] early next week. there time Monday Tuesday that could work your end? [Name redacted], FBI National Security Division official emails: See below. flexible Monday and Tuesday. [Redacted] can chime with her availability. understanding that Toscas [George Toscas, who helped lead Midyear Exam] may have called over Jim Trisha [former Principal Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson] regarding some high-level participation for least the first few such calls. happy discuss further but wanted send you this you could raise within the OGC [Office the General Counsel] and give sense scheduling options. around you want talk. [Name redacted], FBI National Security Division official writes: the meantime, tell Hal that will certainly schedule call and will get back him timing. Since knows Beth [Wilkinson] personally, could useful have Jim the phone she going haranguing re: the laptops. [Name redacted], FBI Office the General Counsel writes: More guess this [redacted rationale for why need have the the call discuss the fact that will following all our legal obligations and FBI policies/procedures with regard the disposition the materials this case. Strzok writes: You are perfectly competent speak the legal obligations and FBI policy/procedures. should NOT treating opposing counsel this way. would not any other case. April 12, 2016 email exchange initiated email from Strzok [name redacted] within the Justice Department National Security Division (NSD), Strzok asks the NSD official like add anything the agenda meeting occur three days later between FBI and Justice Department attorneys. [Name redacted], NSD official responds: Would like see what you have See MESSAGE page www.JudicialWatch.org Cover Story Fight Corruption And Receive Income For Life Discovery From page Watch July 2014 FOIA lawsuit filed after the U.S. Department State failed respond May 13, 2014 FOIA request (Judicial Watch U.S. Department State (No. 1:14-cv01242)). Judicial Watch seeks: your age is: 90+ You could earn: 4.7% 5.1% 5.6% 6.2% 7.3% 8.3% 9.5% Copies any updates and/or talking points given Ambassador Rice the White House any federal agency concerning, regarding, related the September 11, 2012 attack the U.S. consulate Benghazi, Libya. Any and all records communications concerning, regarding, relating talking points updates the Benghazi attack given Ambassador Rice the White House any federal agency. The Judicial Watch discovery plan was response December 2018 ruling Judge Lamberth. Incredibly, Justice Department attorneys admit filing opposing Judicial Watch limited discovery that Counsel for State contacted the counsel some third parties that Plaintiff originally included its draft discovery proposal obtain their client position being deposed. This collusion occurred despite criticism from the Court that the Justice Department engaged chicanery cover misconduct and that career employees the State and Justice Departments may have colluded scuttle public scrutiny Clinton, skirt FOIA, and hoodwink this Court. Judicial Watch countered that [the] government proposal, which really nothing more than opposition [Judicial Watch plan, demonstrates that continues reject any impropriety its part and that seeks block any meaningful inquiry into its outrageous misconduct. This Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit led directly the disclosure the Clinton email system 2015. WIKIPEDIA (Single-life rates. Call for two-life rates.) *Not available Hawaii and Washington state. Department Justice building, Washington, D.C. The Verdict APRIL 2019 Justice Department attorneys admit filing opposing Judicial Watch limited discovery that Counsel for State contacted the counsel some third parties that Plaintiff originally included its draft discovery proposal obtain their client position being deposed. WIKIPEDIA You can fight corruption and receive income for life through Charitable Gift Annuity with Judicial Watch. you are older and live qualifying state*, you could receive income for life through Charitable Gift Annuity with Judicial Watch. minimum irrevocable donation $5,000 required, which portion tax-deductible. For free no-obligation illustration how Charitable Gift Annuity can work for you, please contact Steve Andersen the Judicial Watch Development Office (888) 593-8442 email email@example.com Message from the President Message From page your agenda could see what might want add our end. will mention [name redacted]. Also interested understanding FBI OGC analysis the privilege and ethics issues are facing. Strzok forwards Page: Pretty nonresponsive Why provide them agenda? wouldn that until you have sense how Andy [McCabe] wants go. no. talk about what going talk about and then they can talk about what they want talk about. Also, seriously Pete. him. OGC needs provide analysis? haven done one. But they seem categorical that just impossible, just like know why. And now angry before bed again? Total indulgence, there here. Here hoping can find something sufficiently melt brain??? Strzok replies: Because want make this productive! Why NOT provide them agenda!?!? all talk about what want talk about and that waste time. They haven done one either (legal analysis) Assume noble intent. How maximize this use time? and going bed. Strzok and Page were discussing meeting that the Justice Department and FBI were about have concerning, among other things, privilege and ethics issues are facing. July 12, 2016, Eugene Kiely, the director FactCheck.org, emailed the FBI about inconsistencies identified between Comey congressional testimony and statements Clinton and her campaign about her deletion emails. Kiely noted that Comey testified the House that Clinton did not give her lawyers any instructions which her emails delete, whereas Clinton herself told the press that she made the decision which emails should deleted. Kiely also pointed out that Comey said his testimony that there were three Clinton emails containing classification portion markings, whereas the State Department had said there were only two Clinton emails with classification markings. Kiely inquiry set off internal discussion the top the FBI how respond his questions. Strzok writes: looking into and will get back you this afternoon; the answer may require some tweaking, the question whether this the forum it. (The email addressed FBI intelligence analyst Moffa; Rybicki; Michael Kortan, FBI assistant director for public affairs, now retired; Lisa Strzok suggested press response fully redacted, but included his deferral the 7th floor whether release this reporter another manner. When asked should provide any additional information FactCheck.org would any updates more appropriately give [sic] directly Congress? Strzok defers Jim/Lisa [Page] and [name redacted]. response March 29, 2016 article The Hill, forwarded Strzok Page, reporting that Judge Royce Lamberth ordered limited discovery for Judicial Watch its lawsuit against the State Department for Clinton emails (related the Benghazi attack) and thus opening Clinton possible depositions Judicial Watch Page responds simply: boy. said the time that Judicial Watch had caught the FBI another cover-up protect Hillary Clinton because these records show that the FBI hiding chart detailing possible violations law Hillary Clinton and the supposed reasons she was not prosecuted. another blockbusting discovery, recently released 215 pages records from the Justice Department revealing former FBI General Counsel James Baker discussed the investigation Clinton-related emails Anthony Weiner laptop with Clinton lawyer, David Kendall. Baker then forwarded the conversation his FBI colleagues. The documents also further describe previously reported quid pro quo from the Obama State Department offering the FBI more legal attach positions would downgrade redaction email found during the Hillary Clinton email investigation from classified something else. Announcing Tom Fitton Judicial Watch Weekly Update NOW, YOU CAN WATCH TOM FITTON JUDICIAL WATCH WEEKLY UPDATE EVERY FRIDAY JUDICIAL WATCH OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL Incisive, exciting and informative, Weekly Update provides you with Tom unique insights into the week top news stories. must-watch video its best. (Simply type JWatch.us/ subscribe). www.JudicialWatch.org Cover Story FBI From page The real collusion scandal the 2016 election the effort the Clinton campaign and the Obama DOJ/FBI spy and destroy President Donald Trump. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton FBI building, Washington, D.C. Judicial Watch August 2018 filed related lawsuit seeking records about the Ohrs involvement the anti-Trump dossier and the FBI meetings with the Democratic National Committee law firm, Perkins Coie. November, Judicial Watch filed lawsuit about the firm itself. Perkins Coie had hired Fusion GPS dig into President Trump background. Baker reportedly told congressional investigators that Perkins Coie lawyer Michael Sussmann initiated contact with [Baker] and provided documents and computer storage devices Russian hacking. The contact was made late 2016 federal investigators prepared Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant spy Trump campaign aide Carter Page. August 2018, Judicial Watch released FBI records showing that Steele was cut off Confidential Human Source after disclosed his relationship the FBI third party. The documents show least FBI payments Steele 2016. Baker also advised top FBI officials during the Hillary Clinton email scandal. left his role general counsel January 2018 and resigned from the FBI May 2018. The real collusion scandal the 2016 election the effort the Clinton campaign and the Obama DOJ/FBI spy and destroy President Donald Trump, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. And looks like the FBI covering documents this Russiagate scandal, which why Judicial Watch again federal court. Was this issue the Verdict passed along you? Want your own copy each month? Verdict The Judicial Watch receive your very own copy the Verdict each month, make tax-deductible contribution $35 more payable Judicial Watch and mail to: The Judicial Watch Verdict 425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 you can online www.judicialwatch.org/donate News Publication from Judicial APRIL 2019 VOLUME ISSUE News PublicationWWW.JUDICIALWAT from Judicial Watch CH.ORG Watch Court Orders Discovery Clinto Top Officials Respond Email, Questions Judicial Watch announced that United States District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled that discovery can begin Hillary Clinton email scandal. Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers and Clinton aides will now deposed under oath. Senior officials including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan and FBI official E.W. Priestap will now have answer Judicial Watch questions under oath. The court rejected written the Justice Department and State Department objections Judicial Watch court-ordered discovery plan. (The court, ordering discovery plan last month, ruled that the Clinton email system was one the modern offenses government transparency. )gravest Judicial Watch discovery seeks answers to: PHOTO/SUSAN WALSH The FBI claimed had responsive records, but Baker was deeply involved with the FBI investigation the Trump campaign and currently the subject criminal investigation for leaking the media. The FBI no-records response belied Baker closed-door congressional testimony October 2018, which reportedly testified that David Corn, reporter the far-left Mother Jones magazine, had provided him with copy the anti-Trump dossier the day after President Trump 2016 election victory. Baker also reportedly testified that believed, the time, Corn received the dossier from Simpson, the co-founder Fusion GPS. Fusion GPS employee Nellie Ohr the wife former Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr, who was key conduit between dossier author Christopher Steele and the FBI. Former FBI Director James Comey himself called the dossier salacious and unverified. WIKIPEDIA chats, sent between Baker and any the following individuals: former British intelligence officer Steele; principal Orbis Business Intelligence, Ltd., Glenn Simpson Fusion GPS; former GPS contractor Nellie Ohr; and/or David Corn, reporter with Mother Jones magazine. Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice Sues For FBI Communications With Anti-Trump Dossier Group Seeks records communication six key figures tied Trump dossier Judicial Watch filed lawsuit against the Department Justice January 25, 2019 for all records communication from January 2016 January 2018 between former FBI General Counsel James Baker and anti-Trump dossier author Christopher Steele. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia, seeking compel the FBI comply with January 2018 FOIA request (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00177)). The lawsuit seeks: See FBI page The Verdict APRIL 2019 Message from the President Court Report Bill Clinton Corruption Chronicles Government Uncovered Any and all records communication including but not limited emails, text messages and instant See DISCOVERY page Former FBI General Counsel James Baker the Media Judicial Watch Court Report Judicial Watch received 215 pages records from the U.S. Department Justice revealing former FBI General Counsel James Baker discussed the investigation Clinton-related emails Anthony Weiner laptop with Clinton lawyer, David Kendall. Baker then forwarded the conversation his FBI colleagues. The documents also further describe previously reported quid pro quo from the Obama State Department offering the FBI more legal attach positions would downgrade redaction email found during the Hillary Clinton email investigation from classified something else. The newly obtained emails came response May 21, 2019 order January 2018 Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice Department failed respond December 2017 FOIA request (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:18-cv00154)). Judicial Watch seeks: All records communications, including but not limited to, emails, text messages and instant chats, between FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page; All travel requests, travel authorizations, travel vouchers and expense reports Peter Strzok; and All travel requests, travel authorizations, travel vouchers and expense reports Lisa Page. October 28, 2016, the day that Comey sent letter Congress PHOTO/CAROLYN KASTER FBI Talked Hillary Lawyer About Comey Letter Weiner-Laptop Emails David Kendall, personal attorney for Democratic presidential candidate and former Secretary State Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2015 regarding the FBI discovery that the Weiner laptop contained Clinton emails, Hillary Clinton personal lawyer David Kendall, within hours, emails Baker requesting call ASAP about the Comey letter. Baker describes his follow-up call senior FBI officials: received the email below from David Kendall, and called him back. Before doing alerted DOJ via email that would that. [Redacted paragraph] said that our letter was tantalizingly ambiguous and made statements that were inchoate and highly ominous such that what had done was worse than transparency because allows people make whatever they want make The documents reveal the Obama State Department urgently gathering classified Russia investigation information and disseminating members Congress within hours Donald Trump taking office. out the letter the prejudice Secretary Clinton. told him that could not respond his requests this time but that would discuss with others and get back him. suggest that have some kind See LAWYER page www.JudicialWatch.org Court Report Lawyer From page follow-up meeting phone call with this group either this evening over the weekend address this and probably other issues/ questions that come the next hours. Sound reasonable? Baker heads the Kendall call was sent to: Then-Director James Comey, since fired; Then-Associate Deputy Director David Bowdich, who later replaced Andrew McCabe deputy director; Michael Steinbach, the FBI former executive assistant director for national security; Then-Assistant Director Counterintelligence E.W. Priestap, now retired; James Rybicki, former chief staff Comey; FBI intelligence analyst Jonathan Moffa; Former Acting Assistant Director Jason Herring; Michael Kortan, FBI assistant director for public affairs, now retired; Former Principal Deputy General Counsel Trisha Anderson; and Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. The emails show that conference call for the above senior officials was set for the next day Peter Strzok. (Two days before the election, November Comey sent second letter reporting that the FBI review the Weiner laptop material would not change his conclusion that Hillary The Verdict APRIL 2019 Clinton should not prosecuted.) October 13, 2016, former FBI attorney Lisa Page sent email, which apparently references related Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit and further discusses previously reported quid pro quo offer from the State Department: Jason Herring will providing you with three 302s current and former FBI employees who were interviewed during the course the Clinton investigation. These 302s are scheduled released Congress unredacted form the end the week, and produced (with redactions) pursuant FOIA the beginning next week. you will see, they describe discussion about potential quid pro quo arrangement between then-DAD IOD [deputy assistant director International Operations Division] and Undersecretary the State Department whereby IOD would get more LEGAT [legal attach positions the FBI could change the basis the FOIA withhold Clinton email from classified something else. [Emphasis added.] The lawsuit also forced the release November 2016 email then-FBI official Peter Strzok telling Bowdich, Priestap, Rybicki, Page, former FBI General Counsel James Baker and others: [Redacted], Jon and completed our review all the potential HRC work emails the [Anthony Weiner] laptop. found previously unknown, potentially classified emails the media. Judicial Watch previously reported, there were least classified emails found the Weiner laptop the FBI. Paul Sperry RealClear Investigations report revealed that These documents further underscore that the fix was for Hillary Clinton. When will the Justice Department and FBI finally honest investigation the Clinton email scandal? Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton only 3,077 the 340,000 emails were directly reviewed for classified incriminating information. The new records also include September 2016 email that Comey forwards containing press release issued that day Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), which Grassley criticized the FBI for not publicly releasing many unclassified records related the Clinton email-server investigation, demanded Congress. his cover note responding Grassley charge, Comey tells his top aides, great misunderstood. Page then responds with, Outstanding. October 23, 2016, Strzok forwarded Page and others the Wall Street Journal article revealing that Andrew McCabe wife had received half million dollars for her Democratic state senate campaign. Page responded that the article, shaded omitted mischaracterized facts order get out the story [the reporter] wanted tell. She claimed the WSJ story was just another depressing chapter this whole post-investigation saga. big news that just days before the presidential election, Hillary Clinton personal lawyer pressured the top lawyer for the FBI the infamous Weiner laptop emails, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. These documents further underscore that the fix was for Hillary Clinton. When will the Justice Department and FBI finally honest investigation the Clinton email scandal? Court Report Asks Justice Investigate Any Leaks CNN Stone Raid And Leaks Judicial Watch sent official complaint the Justice Department Office Inspector General (IG) February calling for investigations into leaks information about Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation. The complaint asks for investigation any leaks CNN about the controversial raid the home Roger Stone and for leaks BuzzFeed suggesting that President Trump directed Michael Cohen lie Congress. January 25, 2019, CNN was the only media outlet present and shooting exclusive footage the pre-dawn, SWAT-team-type raid the FBI when arrested former Trump associate Roger Stone his home Florida. Though CNN has claimed that its being on-site the dark night was merely matter good instincts, then-Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker told congressional committee early February, was deeply concerning how CNN found out about that. its complaint, Judicial Watch points out that inspector general investigation required due apparent violation Limited Official Use information, which unclassified information sensitive, proprietary personally private nature which must protected against release unauthorized individuals, and this term prescribed for use within the Department signify such information. January 17, 2019, BuzzFeed published article titled, President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen Lie Congress About The Moscow Tower Project. the article, the authors reveal that they were given information, according two federal law enforcement officials involved investigation the matter. Mueller office, rare public rebuke, later disputed the story: BuzzFeed description specific statements the Special Counsel Office, and characterization documents and testimony obtained this office, regarding Michael Cohen Congressional testimony are not accurate. its complaint, Judicial Watch asks for investigation into the BuzzFeed question and equal application the law, considering former FBI Director James Comey launched federal leak investigation following comments made former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani suggesting that had advance knowledge gleaned from federal agents the reopening the Hillary Clinton email server investigation resulting from the discovery Mrs. Clinton emails Anthony Weiner laptop. The Justice Department must immediately investigate leaks that place law enforcement risk and are designed lawlessly destroy President Trump, stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Deep State opponents President Trump shouldn allowed break the law advance their effort overthrow the president. The Judicial Watch complaint reprinted below: Dear Sir: Judicial Watch, Inc. non-profit, non-partisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity government and fidelity the rule law. regularly monitor the operations the federal government part our anti-corruption mission. PHOTO/ANDREW HARNIK This letter serves our formal complaint for you open investigations into two (2) matters related Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation that believe may involve violations federal law and/or Department Justice regulations. The first matter involves Special Counsel Robert Mueller See LEAKS page www.JudicialWatch.org Court Report Leaks From page reported leaks federal law enforcement officials reporters BuzzFeed News, online news outlet, alleging President Trump directed his former legal counsel, Michael Cohen, lie members Congress sworn testimony. Specifically, BuzzFeed reporters Jason Leopold and Anthony Cormier published article titled, President Trump Directed His Attorney Michael Cohen Lie Congress About The Moscow Tower Project. The opening paragraph the article, published January 17, 2019, stated: President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen lie Congress about negotiations build Trump Tower Moscow, according two federal law enforcement officials involved investigation the matter. http://jwatch.us/buzzfeed-cohentower note that, according public reporting, former FBI Director James Comey launched federal leak investigation following The close proximity civilians the form CNN journalists the scene arrest that apparently required upwards two dozen heavily armed federal agents would seem pose physical risk those individuals. official complaint Justice Department Inspector General The Verdict APRIL 2019 comments made former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani Fox News interview 2016 suggesting that had advance knowledge gleaned from federal agents the reopening the Hillary Clinton email server investigation resulting from the discovery Mrs. Clinton emails Anthony Weiner laptop. http://jwatch.us/giuliani-fbisurprise Therefore, matter equal application the law, request that leak investigation related the BuzzFeed reporters claims undertaken. The second matter which bring your attention that requires Inspector General investigation relates the apparent advance unauthorized disclosure notice provided CNN the FBI arrest former Trump associate Roger Stone January 25, 2019. Specifically, information related the pending arrest suspect would considered Limited Official Use (LOU) information, which governed DOJ Regulation 2620.7, wit: Limited Official Use information unclassified information sensitive, proprietary personally private nature which must protected against release unauthorized individuals, and this term prescribed for use within the Department signify such information. Among those categories information, the Department recommends that could result physical risk individuals. http://jwatch.us/doj-official-useinformation The close proximity civilians the form CNN journalists the scene arrest that apparently required upwards two dozen heavily armed federal agents would seem pose physical risk those individuals. Therefore, the apparent advance unauthorized disclosures notice provided CNN federal officials the pending arrest Mr. Stone would appear violate DOJ guidelines. Regulation 2620.7 also stipulates: UNAUTHORIZED DISCLOSURE. Heads Departmental organizations shall ensure that prompt and appropriate administrative action taken against personnel responsible for disclosure Limited Official Use material unauthorized individuals and issue appropriate directives, needed, affect this action. hereby request that the Department Justice Office the Inspector General undertake investigations into both aforementioned apparent violations federal law and/or regulations. Thank you for your consideration this matter. VERIFICATION The individual submitting this complaint acknowledges that the information contained herein true and correct the best his knowledge and belief, pursuant u.s.c. 1001. Submitted by, Thomas Fitton President JUDICIAL WATCH, INC. Corruption Chronicles Federal agents along the Southern Border routinely encounter individuals from terrorist nations, and the Department Homeland Security considers them one the top threats the United States, according congressional report made public January. Titled, Stopping Terrorist Travel Through Illicit Pathways the Homeland, the document outlines the findings lengthy investigation involving Special Interest Aliens (SIA) the House Homeland Security Committee. SIAs are individuals from countries outside the Western Hemisphere mostly the Middle East, Asia and Africa that pose national security risk the U.S. Laredo, Texas, alone there was astounding 300 percent increase immigrants from Bangladesh, South Asian Islamic country well-known recruiting ground for terrorist groups such ISIS and al-Qaida Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Congressional investigators found that the number SIAs flowing north via Latin America has increased tremendously the last few years thanks established Transitional Criminal Organizations (TCO) that facilitate travel along drug- and migrant-smuggling routes. recent Committee staff-delegation trip Latin America, Panamanian officials communicated Committee staff that tens thousands SIAs have entered Panama since 2014. The report continues: Colombian officials communicated similar numbers Committee staff, stating that PHOTO/RAMON ESPINOSA Migrants From Terrorist Nations Try Enter U.S. Via Mexico Record Rates Migrants cross the river the Mexico-U.S. border after pushing past line Mexican police, 2018 hundreds SIAs have entered Colombia each year for the past few years. both countries, nearly all the SIA migrants were headed the United States and originated from the Middle East, Asia and Africa including Syria, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Somalia, Bangladesh, India, Eritrea and many others. Additionally, encounters with these Latin America and the Caribbean are the major initial entry points the Western Hemisphere for SIAs [Special Interest Aliens]. House Homeland Security Committee Report special interest individuals resulted the seizure tens thousands fraudulent documents including passports and visas that facilitated travel from their countries origin through the Americas. The report includes several disturbing cases Islamic terrorists who made the United States via Mexico. Among them are Mohammad Aldairi, Jordanian arrested last summer New York for illegally smuggling SIAs from Yemen across the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas. Others, according information included the report include: Pakistani Sharafat Ali Khan, convicted for smuggling fellow Pakistanis with terrorism ties into the United States; Somalian Abdullah Omar Fidse, member the al-Shabab See MIGRANTS page www.JudicialWatch.org Corruption Chronicles Migrants From page terrorist group; Somalian Ahmed Muhammed Dhakane, member al-Qaida-linked Al-Barakat and Al-Ittihad al-Islami; and Lebanese Mahmoud Yousef Kourani, fighter, recruiter and fundraiser for Hezbollah. Kourani paid Beirut consular officer $3,000 for Mexican visa and additional $4,000 smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border. Some the other SIAs also operated smuggling rings through South and Central America. Latin America and the Caribbean are the major initial entry points the Western Hemisphere for SIAs, the House Homeland Security Committee report states. concludes: Many countries the region continue face economic and governance challenges, well consistently high levels violent crime. Additionally, many the countries the Americas have lenient visa and immigration policies place, even for individuals from special interest countries. Lastly, the frequency international flights from special interest regions around the world into Latin America and the Caribbean continues increase. These regional issues create attractive environment for illicit travel SIAs and other nefarious actors into the Western Hemisphere with the end goal reaching the United States. Adding the problem that Hezbollah growing alarming rate Latin America, according Committee investigators. Designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) the State Department, Hezbollah has been operating Latin America since the early 1990s when worked with Iran carry out the 1994 bombing Jewish Community Center Argentina, according the report. The House investigation found that, September 2018, record 630 Bangladeshi nationals have been arrested trying enter the U.S. illegally Laredo, Texas alone. That marks 300-percent increase from the previous year. The routes facilitating the illicit travel these Bangladeshis are mostly controlled TCOs and drug cartels, which charge tens thousands dollars smuggle SIAs and other migrants across the U.S., the Committee writes. also confirms what Judicial Watch reported months ago, that the recent migrant caravan has included several SIAs and suspected terrorists. Judicial Watch traveled the Guatemala-Honduras border back October, and government sources Guatemala confirmed that SIAs waiting get smuggled into the United States through Central America integrated with poor Hondurans the caravan. Among them were nationals Bangladesh, which appears the Treasury Office Foreign Asset Control Counter Terrorism Designations list. Before you make your IRA withdrawals discover how both YOU and JUDICIAL WATCH can benefit from the IRA charitable rollover. ACT NOW! The IRA charitable rollover back, and this time permanent! 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Corruption Chronicles INVESTIGATIVE BULLETIN Clinton Collusion Special Counsel Robert Mueller probe into possible collusion with Russia the Trump presidential campaign dominates the news, but behind the scenes another bombshell story coming together piece piece. Was the Clinton network knee-deep Russians, and did the FBI shut down investigation that would have provided answers about Clinton collusion? Judicial Watch one the few organizations pursuit the story. filed Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department after failed respond our request for all communications related the closure possible closure investigation into the Clinton Foundation 2016. February, separate lawsuit, uncovered evidence pointing undisclosed documents related controversial FBI official Andrew McCabe and potential charges against Mrs. Clinton. sued for records meeting between top FBI official and attorney for Clinton-connected law firm related then-candidate Trump and Russia, story first reported Fox News. And, taken skeptical look the appointment then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions U.S. Attorney John Huber evaluate certain issues rising from the 2016 election. One those issues the Uranium One controversy. Russia Rosatom PHOTO/MIKHAIL METZEL, POO JUDICIAL WATCH Micah Morrison Chief Investigative Reporter February 20, 2019 Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with then-Secretary State Hillary Clinton Vladivostok, Russia, 2012 atomic energy corporation 2010 received U.S. permission, including sign-off from Hillary Clinton State Department, buy Uranium One, Canadian company that owned significant American uranium assets. Was the Russian purchase Uranium One connected payments the Clinton network and improper actions Secretary State Clinton? Judicial Watch lonely the story but not alone. The Hill indefatigable John Solomon year ago broke the news that the Clinton Foundation The Clintons financially benefited from Russia personally and inside their charity the same time they were involved U.S. government actions that rewarded Moscow and increased U.S. security risks. John Solomon, The Hill was under FBI investigation. The Justice Department has launched new inquiry into whether the Clinton Foundation engaged any pay-toplay politics other illegal activities while Hillary Clinton served secretary state, Solomon reported. early February, Solomon was again. Revisiting episode that has escaped significant attention, Solomon reports that there clear evidence now that shows Hillary Clinton family and charity profited from Moscow and simultaneously facilitated official government actions benefitting Russia. The episode centers the Skolkovo Innovation Center, high-tech business center launched Moscow 2009. Five years later, Skolkovo entities expanded the United States, the FBI issued extraordinary public warning, saying that the Skolkovo connection may means for the Russian government access our nation sensitive classified research development facilities and dual-use technologies. Solomon notes that Secretary See COLLUSION page www.JudicialWatch.org Corruption Chronicles Collusion From page EDITORIAL CREDIT: JSTONE SHUTTERSTOCK.COM State Clinton handprint was everywhere the Skolkovo project, part attempt the United States reboot Russia relations. Leading the Russian side the project was oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, Putinconnected billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor. Firms connected the oligarch donated least $75,000 the foundation. the Skolkovo collaboration got underway, Solomon reminds us, Bill Clinton made his way Moscow and was paid jaw-dropping $500,000 for Bill Clinton speech Russian investment bank, Renaissance Capital. Solomon reports that Bill Clinton sought permission from the State Department meet with Vekselberg and Arkady Dvorkovich, senior official Rosatom, during the Moscow trip. This was the time Rosatom was seeking State permission buy Uranium One. The Washington Examiner notes that the Clintons relationship Vekselberg continued throughout Hillary Clinton time the State Department. Solomon adds additional details possible Clinton collusion with the Russians read his full report here: http://jwatch.us/democratscase-for-russia-collusion. And, Viktor Vekselberg certainly busy man, making cameo the Mueller probe and turning various other sketchy endeavors. Not everything the Russia story comes collusion, cover-up crime, but Solomon correctly notes that evidence related Skolkovo, Rosatom and Uranium One shows that the Clintons financially benefited from Russia personally and inside their charity the same time they were involved U.S. government actions that rewarded Moscow and increased U.S. security risks. Join over 5.3 million Facebook Friends liking www.facebook.com/judicialwatch Follow Twitter and Instagram Make Gift Appreciated Securities Judicial Watch Please consider transferring appreciated stocks, bonds mutual fund shares that you have owned for more than one year Judicial Watch, before the end the year. You will receive immediate income tax deduction for the value the securities the date transfer, matter what you originally paid for them, and you will pay capital gains tax. For information any these charitable giving ideas, contact: SHUTTERSTOCK Steve Andersen Director Development (888) 593-8442 email@example.com The Verdict APRIL 2019 Government Documents Detail Nancy Pelosi $185,000 CODEL Italy And Ukraine 2015 Total Air Force expenses $184,587.81 Judicial Watch obtained documents January through Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Air Force detailing $134,587.81 plus $50,000 for advance funds for escort officer, amounting total $184.587.81 for then-House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) congressional delegation (CODEL) Italy and Ukraine 2015. Judicial Watch filed December 2015 FOIA lawsuit after the Air Force failed respond August 2015 request (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Defense (No 1:15-cv02236)) for: All records regarding mission taskings flights escorting members Congress; All records concerning transportation costs for transporting members Congress; All passenger manifests (DD2131) for transporting members Congress; and All weekly travel reports for members Congress. The documents show that from July August 2015 Pelosi took trip Milan, Rome and Naples, Italy; and Kiev, Ukraine for herself, her husband, several members Congress and their spouses. The Italy trip included visits the Vatican Museum, Sistine Chapel, Duomo and viewing Vinci Last Supper. The documents also show the Air Force negative response Pelosi staff request for specific crew for Pelosi flight. official notes that would disastrous precedent set even were possible. The Air Force further points out: Our ARC crews have plenty balance already with military duties and their Negative response U.S. Air Force Pelosi staff request for specific crew for Pelosi flight Speaker Pelosi has demonstrated record abusing the perks office that give her access military luxury travel paid for taxpayers. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton civilian employers. The documents also detail CODEL trip for Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), who traveled commercial flights Asia, including Tokyo and Okinawa, Japan; Seoul, Korea; plus Beijing and Hong Kong, China. This trip, with flights and per diems, cost least $26,009.03. Speaker Pelosi has demonstrated record abusing the perks office that give her access military luxury travel paid for taxpayers, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Judicial Watch previously uncovered that Pelosi military travel cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over one two-year period $101,429.14 which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol. Judicial Watch work exposing Pelosi travel abuses resulted her successor John Boehner declining use Air Force luxury jets travel his Ohio congressional district. www.JudicialWatch.org Government Uncovered Food Stamp Fraud The Rise Government Allows Retailer Trafficking Weeks after federal audit blasted the federal government for failing curb rampant fraud its multi-billion-dollar food stamp program, two Ohio men have been indicted for operating $2.7 million scheme that spanned six years. One the men, 59-year-old Amin Salem, convicted felon with history food stamp fraud, yet the feds took six years bust him, and remained qualified food stamp retailer. The other man, Mohamed Salem, his 32-year-old son, and federal prosecutors say they operated highly lucrative food stamp trafficking ring the Cleveland area with the help buddy named Zahran al-Qadan. The father-and-son team illegally accepted taxpayer-funded food stamps seven gas stations, laundered the profits, had illegal firearms, operated unregulated slaughterhouse and polluted stream dumping animal blood and other fluids into it, according statement issued the U.S. Department Justice. They have been charged with conspiracy launder money and engaging real estate transactions using laundered food stamp proceeds. The father was also charged with illegal possession 12-gauge shotgun and AR-15 long rifle and operating unregulated animal slaughterhouse. The animal meat was sold for food stamp benefits, which were also accepted the Salems seven gas stations. Because papa Salem had been previously convicted conspiring defraud the government, food stamp fraud, mail fraud and money laundering, the transactions were processed the son name well al-Qadan This father-and-son duo engaged various illegalities include stealing from every taxpaying citizen engaging food stamp fraud, program designed help those The Verdict APRIL 2019 Late last year, federal audit revealed that retailer trafficking swindles the government out more than billion dollars year while the Department Agriculture sits by. need, said FBI Acting Special Agent Charge Robert Hughes. Salem put others risk selling unsanitary, unregulated food. The FBI and U.S. Department Agriculture, which administers food stamps, reportedly investigated the Salems moneylaundering operation for two years before obtaining enough evidence charge them. The Internal Revenue Service, well Ohio state agencies and Cleveland law enforcement, also participated cracking the ring, which fleeced American taxpayers out millions dollars. Though this operation sticks out among others, food stamp fraud has been pervasive for years, and the alarming numbers have been welldocumented the government. The USDA most recent figures show about $1.1 billion food stamp fraud year. Nearly percent retailers authorized the government accept food stamps engage illegal practices, according the agency. Judicial Watch has reported ex- tensively the rampant fraud the program that costs American taxpayers bewildering $64 billion annually provide more than million households with free food. Less than year ago, nearly 200 people were arrested Florida for operating sophisticated ring which 22,000 fraudulent food stamp transactions totaling $3.7 million were documented task force local and federal authorities. 2016, the feds busted the largest food stamp fraud operation history, $13 million enterprise run flea-market retailers the largely black and Hispanic areas South Florida Miami-Dade County known Opa-Locka and Hialeah. There appears end sight the corruption that has long infested the famously bloated program. Late last year, federal audit revealed that retailer trafficking swindles the government out more than billion dollars year while the Department Agriculture sits by. The agency assumes that percent the benefits redeemed small stores and percent large stores were trafficked, according the audit, which was conducted the investigative arm Congress. the widespread fraud weren bad enough, the Agriculture Department allows occur even though 2008 law armed the agency with the authority strengthen penalties for retailers caught trafficking. Agriculture Department division called Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) responsible for rooting out the type fraud and corruption that continue plaguing the food stamp program. November 2018, FNS had not implemented this authority, according congressional investigators: failing take timely action strengthen penalties, FNS has not taken full advantage important tool for deterring trafficking. Judicial Watch Judge Orders Clinton Email Handling Evidence Disclosed Bloomberg December 2018 federal judge ordered the U.S. State Department disclose possible evidence whether Hillary Clinton used her private email while she was secretary state intentionally flout public information requests for government documents. U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth Washington Thursday directed the State Department work plan provide relevant records Judicial Watch, conservative watchdog group that sued for emails related the attack the U.S. diplomatic compound Benghazi. The ruling may lead new revelations about Clinton use her private email well the State Department handling requests filed under the Freedom Information Act. The judge said the disclosure documents, and possibly interviews officials explain the records, needed rule out egregious government misconduct. Judge orders more fact-finding Clinton email case Politico December 2018 The email controversy that dogged Hillary Clinton through much the 2016 presidential race could well kicking around through the 2020 contest after federal judge ordered additional fact-finding into whether Clinton use the private email system was deliberate effort thwart the Freedom Information Act. scathing opinion issued Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge President Tom Fitton appears Fox Business Network with host Lou Dobbs, February 2019 Royce Lamberth said that despite FBI, inspector general and congressional investigations into Clinton use private account for all her email traffic during her four years secretary state, the conservative group Judicial Watch should permitted demand documents and additional testimony about the practice. Lamberth, who has clashed with Clinton and her aides cases dating back her husband administration, was unsparing his assessment the former secretary actions. blasted Clinton email practices one the gravest modern offenses government transparency. Media 19th nervous breakdown, Trump fulfills another campaign promise The Hill December 27, 2018 President Trump declared victory over ISIS Syria Dec. and ordered the withdrawal U.S. troops from the war-torn region, well substantial reduction forces deployed Afghanistan winding down our 17-year entanglement the graveyard empires. The next day, Defense Secretary James Mattis tendered his resignation, citing President Trump right have Secretary Defense whose views are better aligned with yours. Mattis prefaced that acknowledgment the president prerogative, highlighting philosophical commonality that Mattis apparently longer felt comfortable acting upon: Like you, have said from the beginning that the armed forces the United States should not the policeman the world. Instead, must use all tools American power provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership our alliances. *** The news media headlines articulated the latest flare-up their near-chronic psychoses the political version what rocker Mick Jagger meant when sang, Here comes, here comes Here comes your 19th nervous breakdown. See MEDIA page www.JudicialWatch.org the Media Media From page Judicial Watch Sues for Special Counsel Robert Mueller Security Detail Costs Breitbart Op-ed Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton January 2019 all the reporting that has been done regarding the Office the Special Counsel, something notably missing full accounting what the investigation costing Americans, well any evidence Trump-Russia collusion. try get more information Mueller basic operational budget, Judicial Watch just filed Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department Justice for records costs incurred and logs maintained the security detail for Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Farrell: Bill Barr First Order Business? Find Out What Obama Knew and When Knew The Daily Caller Op-ed Judicial Watch Director Investigations and Research Chris Farrell January 10, 2019 1:50 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2016, Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) attorney Lisa Page revealed President Obama direct involvement the insidiously corrupt Clinton email investigation, texting her secret society conspirator boyfriend, FBI Special Agent Peter Strzok: Yes, potus wants know everything are doing. confirming that she was preparing talking points for FBI Director James Comey brief Obama the sham investigation. Air Pelosi What you don know about the lucrative travel our leaders enjoy your dime Fox News Op-ed Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton January 24, 2019 When President Trump denied House Speaker Nancy Pelosi use military aircraft for CODEL (congressional delegation trip) Afghanistan recently, called the public attention wasteful taxpayerfunded congressional travel. his letter Pelosi blocking the trip, President Trump mentioned the 800,000 federal workers going Earns Nationwide Media Coverage January 19, 2019 February 19, 2019 The following list partially details recent radio and television appearances Judicial Watch spokesmen, well general television and radio coverage Judicial Watch investigations and lawsuits. 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Mr. Trump decision prompted Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton revisit Mrs. Pelosi travel habits; the watchdog organization has tracked her use military jets for more than decade through Defense Department documents obtained through Freedom Information requests. 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