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Verdict The Judicial Watch News Publication from Judicial Watch DECEMBER 2018 VOLUME ISSUE News PublicationWWW.JUDICIALWATCH.ORG from Judicial Watch Sues For FBI Interviews With Demoted Justice Department Official Bruce Ohr IMAGES Justice Department demands months turn over only 1,650 pages Bruce Ohr-Steele-Fusion GPS records Bruce Ohr, former U.S. sssociate deputy attorney general Judicial Watch filed Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department Justice for details interviews the FBI conducted with Bruce Ohr, who was removed from his position U.S. associate deputy attorney general December 2017. The interviews could key understanding how anti-Trump dossier author and British spy Christopher Steele information was transmitted the FBI. Judicial Watch sued (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02107)) after the Justice Department failed respond FOIA request seeking Form 302s for number interviews with Ohr concerning his interactions with Steele. Form 302 used FBI agents summarize the interviews they conduct. Judicial Watch seeking 302 forms from separate interviews from November through May 2016. Until his dossier-related demotion, See INTERVIEWS page State Channels Money Soros Mercenary Army Albania Message from the President U.S. Embassy officials working with Soros operatives channel grant money into left-wing operations Judicial Watch released pages new documents from the U.S. Department State about U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding for George Soros left-wing, nonprofit organizations Albania. The documents deal primarily with the activities Soros top operative Albania, Andri Dobrushi, the director Open Society Foundation-Albania, who was actively engaged channeling funding what Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban calls Soros mercenary army. The documents show U.S. grant money flowing through non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that profess promote civil society, while fact attacking traditional, See USAID page Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Court Report Corruption Chronicles IMAGES Government Uncovered George Soros the Media Cover Story Interviews From page Bruce Ohr was the fourth-ranked official the Justice Department and contact for Steele. The House Intelligence Committee memo released Chairman Devin Nunes February says that Ohr wife, Nellie Ohr, was employed Fusion GPS assist the cultivation opposition research Trump and that Bruce Ohr passed the results that research, which was paid for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the Hillary Clinton campaign, the FBI. August, Judicial Watch released FBI records showing that Steele was cut off Confidential Human Source after disclosed his relationship with the FBI third party. The documents show least FBI payments Steele 2016 and that was admonished for undisclosed reasons February 2016. Emails and memos released Congress show that Bruce Ohr continued receive information from Steele 2017 after the FBI had terminated its relationship with Steele 2016 for leaking the media. related case seeking records communications between Ohr, other Justice Department officials and Steele Fusion GPS, the Department Justice told the court has located 1,650 responsive Bruce Ohr continued receive information from Steele 2017 after the FBI had terminated its relationship with Steele 2016 for leaking the media. 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. Judicial Watch Board Directors Chris Farrell, Tom Fitton, Paul Orfanedes Editor Carter Clews documents and wants until February 2019 turn them over. hearing federal court the status the case was held September 13. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No.1:18-cv-00490)) March 2018, after the Justice Department failed respond December 2017 FOIA request for: Editorial Assistant Janice Rurup Senior Writer Dr. Larry Hunter Circulation Director John Albertella Direct Response Marketing Manager Ariana Azizkeya Graphic Design Consultant Jeanne Minnix Production and Traffic Manager Tim Wathen All records contact communication, including but not limited emails, text messages, and instant chats between Bruce Ohr and any the following individuals/ entities: former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele; owner Fusion GPS Glenn Simpson; and any other employees representatives Fusion GPS; Public Affairs Director Jill Farrell Member Services (888) 593-8442 Fax (202) 646-5199 Social Media www.JudicialWatch.org www.facebook.com/JudicialWatch www.twitter.com/JudicialWatch Send your comments and questions Editor, The Judicial Watch Verdict c/o firstname.lastname@example.org. All travel requests, authorizations and expense reports for Bruce Ohr; and All calendar entries for Bruce Ohr. SHUTTERSTOCK Judicial Watch doing the heavy lifting federal court against the Justice Department outrageous delays and secrecy about the Ohr-StrzokSteele-Fusion GPS dossier scheme targeting President Trump, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Once again, may Judicial Watch not Congress that finally able extract the truth about this continuing Deep State scandal. Hillary Clinton The Verdict DECEMBER 2018 Annual suggested donation $35. Requests should sent to: The Judicial Watch Verdict Judicial Watch 425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 The Judicial Watch Verdict published monthly and distributed its members, supporters and interested parties Judicial Watch, Inc., 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated 1994 the District Columbia. Copyright 2018 Judicial Watch All rights reserved. Editorial content may duplicated with attribution and without permission. December 2018 Vol. Issue MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Justice Kavanaugh Confirmation Great Victory For Constitutional Government Christine Blasey Ford sworn the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh, September 2018 IMAGES Judge Brett Kavanaugh confirmation the U.S. Supreme Court the U.S. Senate great victory for constitutional government and blow politicized decision-making the Supreme Court. have too many politicians D.C.; certainly didn need any more the Supreme Court. Most Americans agree with Judge Kavanaugh that the Supreme Court should apply the law written and leave the legislating the people elected representatives Congress. said the time, President Trump hit home run when nominated Judge Kavanaugh the Supreme Court. nominating Kavanaugh, President Trump stood for the U.S. Constitution and the rule law. Judge Kavanaugh has demonstrated record applying the rule law rather than legislating from the bench. His record shows will apply the U.S. Constitution written and intended our Founding Fathers. There was not much radical liberals could stop this excellent Supreme Court pick. predicted would see leftist smears, religious bigotry, more threats violence and forth, but even did not foresee the depths depravity which the left would descend try derail Judge Kavanaugh confirmation. Just with Judge Robert Bork and Justice Clarence Thomas, not enough for the left merely disagree with Supreme Court nominee; they must destroy individuals they disagree with justify their votes against them. During Kavanaugh confirmation hearing early September, became clear that leftists were prepared extreme measures trying blow the Senate confirmation process and destroy man with whom they disagree. Leftist law- IMAGES JUDICIAL WATCH Tom Fitton Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies before Senate Judiciary Committee, Sept. 2018 breaking, rule-breaking, violence and disruption marred the public Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. The left practiced Saul Alinsky tactics disruption and intimidation inside the committee room trying delay his nomination past the November elections. But even that wasn enough for them, they paraded one unsubstantiated charge sexual misconduct after another through the media and used the U.S. Senate put show trial with the Kavanaugh accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, their star witness, all, thankfully, avail. Ford allegations were never sufficient derail this Supreme Court nomination, but that didn deter the left and Democrat Senators from trying. The FBI report Judge Kavanaugh confirms what most people Washington knew all along: There supporting evidence for the salacious accusations made against him. The supplemental report said show nothing that corroborates any claim sexual assault misconduct. Dr. Ford accusations were corruptly handled Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and fellow See MESSAGE page www.JudicialWatch.org Cover Story USAID From page pro-American groups, governments and policies. Judicial Watch filed May 26, 2017 Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department State and USAID after they failed respond March 31, 2017 FOIA requests (Judicial Watch U.S. Department State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (No. 1:17-cv-01012)). The records reveal that Soros operative Dobrushi was the first person list invitees then-U.S. ambassador Albania Donald attend election rollout event held the U.S. Embassy April 27, 2015. The event was intended launch U.S. assistance for the June local elections being held Tirana, Albania. Judicial Watch previously reported, Ambassador has been closely associated with Soros and the socialist government Albania, which Purchase your Judicial Watch Gear Today! Shop now for your Judicial Watch products HTTPS://SHOPJW.ORG The Verdict DECEMBER 2018 The deep state continues aligned with Soros and uses the State Department countries such Albania push his radical agenda. ~Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton assisted denying U.S. visas conservative jurists from the conservative party Albania. has since been nominated the Trump administration become U.S. ambassador Kyrgyzstan. Additionally, June 18, 2015 email from Ilva Cuko, program specialist the Public Affairs Office the U.S. Embassy Tirana, invites several people, including Dobrushi, Donors Grant Reviewing meeting the U.S. Embassy, which the participants would review applications for grants submitted NGOs seeking U.S. taxpayer grant money from the State Department. Cuko says: would like invite you discussion these proposals. Your valuable input and comments will used the U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission, which has the ultimate authority awarding the grants. Cuko August 28, 2015 also invited Dobrushi attend another U.S. Embassy Democracy Commission Small Grants Program Grant Proposal Technical Review meeting September the U.S. Embassy. this meeting, Cuko said they would See USAID page Message from the President Message From page Democrats. They didn have the votes stop him they sought destroy him with smears. was honored attend the Kavanaugh-Ford hearings. was intense, dramatic, emotional and outrageous but nothing changed. the end, the hearing added nothing the debate. Ford incredible and uncorroborated testimony showed, the allegations were never sufficient derail Judge Kavanaugh nomination. confirming Justice Kavanaugh, the Senate has confirmed good man with impeccable record honoring the U.S. Constitution. Justice Announcing Tom Fitton Judicial Watch Weekly Update NOW, YOU CAN WATCH TOM FITTON WEEKLY UPDATE EVERY FRIDAY JUDICIAL WATCH OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL Incisive, exciting and informative, Weekly Update Live provides you with Tom unique insights into the week top news stories. must-watch video its best. (Simply type JWatch.us/subscribe). The FBI report Judge Kavanaugh confirms what most people Washington knew all along: There supporting evidence for the salacious accusations made against him. Fight Corruption and Receive Income For Life Kavanaugh record shows him believer the rule law, and believe will serve the American people with distinction. are grateful that majority the Senate rejected the leftist smears, abuse process and rejection constitutional norms. Now there must accountability for this lawless assault our constitutional republic. Judicial Watch has launched investigation into the Senate ethics and legal abuses anti-Kavanaugh senators. And, will continue pursue our Senate ethics complaint against Sen. Booker for his admitted violation Senate rules releasing confidential Senate documents, the violation which requires expulsion from the Senate. 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 your age is: 90+ You could earn: 4.7% 5.1% 5.6% 6.2% 7.3% 8.3% 9.5% (Single life rates. Call for two-life rates.) Tom Fitton attends White House swearing-in ceremony Justice Brett Kavanaugh, October 2018 *Not available Hawaii and Washington State. www.JudicialWatch.org Cover Story USAID From page focus applications dealing with anticorruption. Ironically, under the leadership Soros close friend, socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama, who took power 2013, corruption Albania has soared, with cannabis trafficking the country increasing 300 percent between 2016 and 2017. February 22, 2016 email, Cuko again invites several people, including Dobrushi, another Donors Grant Reviewing Meeting held the U.S. Embassy February where Dobrushi would able influence embassy officials who have the ultimate authority awarding the grants. Another document, titled Guidelines for the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program, shows that the applications for grants that Soros operative was reviewing are part program the State Department runs Eastern Europe and the Baltic states called the Democracy Commission Small Grants Program, which supposed promote grassroots democracy. The guidelines also say that the program supports initiatives local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) engaged building the social and intellectual foundations democracy, the democratic resolution problems, strengthening civil society watchdog activities, and the institutionalization open, pluralistic political processes. addition Albania, Judicial Watch also has filed FOIA lawsuits against the State Department and USAID for records about funding and political activities George Soros Open Society Foundations Macedonia, Romania and Colombia. The Verdict DECEMBER 2018 U.S. Department State The Obama administration turned over key State Department activities George Soros, especially Albania, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. The Deep State continues aligned with Soros and uses the State Department countries such Albania push his radical agenda. And, course, tax dollars for Soros abroad frees resources for his activities here the United States. earlier document production result this lawsuit, Judicial Watch uncovered pages records showing that the Obama administration sent U.S. taxpayers funds Soros-backed group that used the money fund left-wing political activities Albania. That included working with the country socialist government push for highly controversial judicial reform. The records also detail how the Soros operation helped the State Department review grant applications from other groups for taxpayer funding. USAID funds were funneled Soros left-wing Open Society Foundations Albania, particularly the Soros operation efforts give the socialist government greater control the judiciary. USAID reportedly gave million 2016 the Justice for All campaign, which overseen Soros East West Management Institute. The Obama administration turned over key State Department activities George Soros, especially Albania. ~Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Judicial Watch Court Report Judicial Watch Sues Retrieve Emails The FBI Found Anthony Weiner Laptop Weiner laptop contained hundreds thousands emails Only 3,077 the 694,000 emails [found the Weiner laptop] were directly reviewed the FBI for classified incriminating information. ~Paul Sperry, RealClear Investigations IMAGES Judicial Watch sued the U.S. Department Justice under the Freedom Information Act (FOIA) for all emails the FBI found the laptop disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Judicial Watch filed the suit after the Justice Department did not act two FOIA requests (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No.1:18-cv-02105)). October 2016, The Washington Post reported that the FBI obtained warrant search the emails found computer used Weiner that may contain evidence relevant the investigation into former Secretary State Hillary Clinton private email server. light that report, December 12, 2016 Judicial Watch submitted FOIA request the FBI, seeking all emails seized pursuant the search warrant. The FBI denied the request, and Judicial Watch appealed. The FBI has not acted Anthony Weiner the appeal. Judicial Watch then filed second FOIA request September 29, 2017, which the FBI has not responded. Judicial Watch seeking: All records regarding the search laptop owned formerly owned former Congressman Anthony Weiner; All records retrieved from laptop owned formerly owned former Congressman Anthony Weiner; and All records communications, emails, text messages and instant chats, sent from FBI officials relating Hillary Clinton knowledge possible knowledge illicit activities involving former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Weiner the incarcerated husband former Clinton top aide Huma Abedin. was convicted having sexually explicit communications with teenage girls. October 2016, FBI investigators from the New York field office discovered Abedin emails Weiner laptop, including data indicating the emails went through Clinton non- state. gov email system. separate Judicial Watch lawsuit already uncovered least classified emails from the Clinton server the Weiner laptop The Anthony Weiner-laptop/ Clinton-email cover-up the Obama Justice Department and FBI central uncovering the corrupt politicization those agencies, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. The same FBI that provided cover for Hillary Clinton was going full bore against then-candidate Trump, and this lawsuit aims uncover the full truth about that corruption. RealClear Investigations reporter Paul Sperry recently reported that: Only 3,077 the 694,000 emails [found the Weiner See WEINER page www.JudicialWatch.org Court Report Sues For Details Contracts With Anti-Trump Spygate Figure Stefan Halper Judicial Watch filed Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department Defense seeking information about the September 2016 contract between the Defense Department and Stefan Halper (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Defense (No. 1:18-cv-02125)). Halper the Cambridge University professor identified secret FBI informant used the Obama administration spy the Trump presidential campaign. Halper also reportedly has high-level ties both U.S. and British intelligence. Government records show that the Office Net Assessment (ONA), small Defense Department unit known the Pentagon think tank, paid Halper total $1,058,161 for four contracts that lasted from May 30, 2012 March 29, 2018. More than $400,000 the payments came between July 2016 and September 2017, after Halper reportedly offered George Papadopoulos work and trip London entice him into disclosing information about alleged collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. The lawsuit was filed after the Defense Department failed respond Americans want know the Defense Department was working with the corrupt FBI, Justice Department and other Obama agencies spy Donald Trump. ~Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton Spygate figure Stefan Halper Judicial Watch May 15, 2018 FOIA request for: All records related the contract awarded the Department Defense Washington Headquarters Services Office Stefan Halper about September 26, 2016. For purposes clarification, this award identified award number HQ003416P0148. This request includes, but not limited to, the following: All records documenting the scope the work com- pleted pursuant the contract; All reports, analysis, abstracts, summaries, similar records produced pursuant the contract; All related records communication between any official, employee, representative the Department Defense and Mr. Halper and/or any other individual entity acting his behalf; and All records communication between any official, employee, representative the Department Defense and any official, employee, representative any other branch, department, agency, office the federal government regarding, concerning, related the award and/or any work product generated pursuant the award. This the second Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit against the Defense Department relating Halper. August 15, 2018, Judicial Watch filed FOIA lawsuit behalf former Pentagon analyst and White House The Pentagon The Verdict See SPYGATE page DECEMBER 2018 Court Report Spygate Weiner From page From page National Security Council (NSC) Senior Director Adam Lovinger seeking information about the revocation Lovinger security clearance. Lovinger security clearance was pulled after raised concerns regarding lucrative government contracts awarded Halper well Long Term Strategy Group, consulting firm owned Chelsea Clinton friend Jacqueline Newmyer Deal (Adam Lovinger U.S. Department Defense (No. 1:18-cv-01914)). Americans want know the Defense Department was working with the corrupt FBI, Justice Department and other Obama agencies spy Donald Trump, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Our new lawsuit against the Defense Department will help determine what extent was helping finance any Spygate targeting President Trump. laptop] were directly reviewed for classified incriminating information. Three FBI officials completed that work single 12-hour spurt the day before Comey again cleared Clinton criminal charges. related case, Judicial Watch uncovered email revealing that fired FBI official Peter Strzok created the initial draft the October 2016 letter then-FBI Director James Comey sent Congress notifying lawmakers the discovery Hillary Clinton emails Weiner laptop. The notification Congress, according the Department Justice inspector general, came full month after the emails were discovered the FBI Weiner laptop. The delay, the suggests recent report, may have been the result anti-Trump bias FBI official Peter Strzok and others: assessing the decision prioritize the Russia investigation over following the Midyear-related investigative lead discovered the Weiner laptop, were particularly concerned about text messages sent Strzok and created the appearance that investigative decisions they made were impacted bias improper considerations. Consider Leaving Judicial Watch your Will remembering Judicial Watch your will other estate plans, you could receive important tax benefits while leaving legacy freedom for your loved ones and future generations Americans. Request our brochure How Make Will that Works help you you make update your estate plans. Contact: Steve Andersen, Director Development (888) 593-8442 firstname.lastname@example.org www.JudicialWatch.org Corruption Chronicles MIT-Yale Study Government Data Finds 22.1 Million Illegal Immigrants U.S. The number illegal immigrants the United States nearly double the current and widely reported estimate 11.3 million, according new academic study that uses more precise methods. The research was conducted professors from two the nation most prestigious universities, the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) and Yale. The researchers determined that 22.1 million illegal aliens live the United States. Even when implementing extremely conservative parameters, the study measures population 16.7 million, which still substantially higher than the figure universally accepted the government and media. The MIT and Yale researchers say the currently used, inaccurate number based data from population surveys, which are not very reliable for measuring hidden populations: this method, the size the unauthorized immigrant population residing the United States set equal the estimate the total foreign-born population minus the legally resident foreign-born population. The total foreign-born population estimate derived from surveys that ask respondents whether they were born outside the United States (and whether they are American citizens), specifically either the American Community Survey the Current Population Survey. One the study key researchers, MIT Professor Mohammad Fazel-Zarandi, says surveys aren the best method count illegal immigrants because they probably want stay undetected. Fazel-Zarandi explained university publication: likely that undocumented immigrants are more difficult locate and survey than other foreign-born residents, and contacted, they may inclined misreport their country origin, citizenship, and number household residents, fearing the legal consequences revealing their status. That why the MIT-Yale team used comprehensive government data border apprehensions, foreigners who overstay visas and deportations well immigration and death rates conduct their broad study. The information used for the research was based statistics from 1990 2016. The team academics used sophisticated mathematical model that tracks population inflows and outflows combine the data and reach the illegal-alien-population estimate more than million. was very complicated task involving subcomponents that had evaluated for specific levels certainty and incorporated into the mathematical model. The bottom line that, based this seemingly reliable method and precise numerical formula, the United States has double the number illegal immigrants than previously thought. The biggest growth the illegalimmigrant population occurred between 1990 and the early 2000s, the inquiry determined, with the peak 2007 and 2008: The results our analysis are See IMMIGRANTS page The Verdict DECEMBER 2018 Corruption Chronicles Files Ethics Complaint Against Sen. Booker For Releasing Confidential Docs Judicial Watch hand-delivered letter the chairman and co-chairman the U.S. Senate Select Committee Ethics calling for investigation into Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) admitted violation Senate rules releasing confidential records through his social media accounts. Senator Booker faces expulsion from the Senate for his violation the rules. Sen. Booker admitted violating Senate rules when issued the following tweet Friday, September Weds broke committee rules reading from committee confidential docs. Sen. Booker then posted the following entry his Facebook account Saturday, September And the classification many documents Committee Confidential sham willfully violate these sham rules. fully accept any consequences that might arise from actions including expulsion. Additionally, Sen. Booker uploaded Committee Confidential records publicly accessible Dropbox account with the heading, Booker Confidential Kavanaugh Hearing Documents. Senator Booker, absurd invocation Spartacus, explicitly invited his expulsion from the Senate his egregious violation the rules and contempt for the rule law and the Constitution, stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Will the Senate assert the rule law the Booker case allow mob rule the new standard? The full Judicial Watch complaint reprinted below: Senator Booker, absurd invocation Spartacus, explicitly invited his expulsion from the Senate his egregious violation the rules and contempt for the rule law and the Constitution. ~Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton anticorruption mission. Sen. Cory Booker admitted violating Senate rules when issued tweet Friday, September saying: Dear Chairman Isakson and Co-Chairman Coons: Judicial Watch, Inc. nonprofit, non-partisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability, and integrity government and fidelity the rule law. regularly monitor congressional ethics issues part our Weds-I broke committee rules reading from committee confidential docs. (See http:// jwatch.us/bookertweet) Sen. Booker then posted the following entry his Facebook account Saturday, September IMAGES And the classification many documents Committee Confidential sham willfully violate these sham rules. fully accept any consequences that might arise from actions including expulsion. (See http:// jwatch.us/bookerpost) Senator Cory Booker Sen. Booker uploaded Committee Confidential records publicly accessible Dropbox account with the heading Booker Confidential Kavanaugh Hearing Documents. (See http://jwatch.us/ bookerdocs) publicly releasing Committee See COMPLAINT page www.JudicialWatch.org Corruption Chronicles Complaint From page Confidential records, Sen. Booker appears have violated provisions and/or Rule the Standing Rules the Senate (Rev. Jan. 24, 2013), which stipulate: Any Senator, officer employee the Senate who shall disclose the secret confidential business proceedings the Senate, including the business and proceedings the committees, subcommittees and offices the Senate shall liable, Senator, suffer expulsion from the body; and officer employee, dismissal from the service the Senate, and punishment for contempt. Whenever, the request the Senate any committee thereof, any documents papers shall communicated the Senate the President the head any department relating any matter pending the Senate, the proceedings regard which are secret confidential under the rules, said documents and papers shall considered confidential, and shall not disclosed without leave the Senate. (See Immigrants From page clear: The number undocumented immigrants for each year estimated substantially larger than has been appreciated least widely accepted previous estimates. Regardless which new estimate more accurate, there disputing that illegal immigration takes huge toll American taxpayers. Those numbers not lie. detailed analysis federal, state and local programs, which include education, medical care, law enforcement and welfare, determined The Verdict DECEMBER 2018 CALL ACTION Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) admitted violating Senate rules releasing confidential records through his social media accounts. Additionally, Sen. Booker uploaded Committee Confidential records publicly accessible Dropbox account with the heading, Booker Confidential Kavanaugh Hearing Documents. faces expulsion from the Senate for his violation the rules. Judicial Watch filed official ethics complaint against Booker for purposely violating rules releasing confidential documents but the Senate won act unless hears from you. Share your views Senator Booker dangerous disclosure confidential congressional documents with your senators calling (202) 224-3121. http://jwatch.us/senaterules) hereby request that the Senate Ethics Committee conduct preliminary investigation into whether Sen. Booker violated Senate Rules that American taxpayers spend mind-boggling $134.9 billion annually illegal aliens. The in-depth probe, conducted the Federation for American Immigration Reform, Washington, D.C. nonprofit group dedicated studying immigration issues, reveals that state and local taxpayers get stuck with overwhelming chunk $116 billion the burden. State and local expenditures for services provided illegal aliens total $88.9 billion and federal expenditures $45.8 billion, the analysis found. For those who claim illegal immigrants contribute paying taxes, government figures show that only $19 billion was recouped Uncle Sam. releasing Committee Confidential records through his social media accounts. Thank you for your consideration this matter. detailed analysis federal, state and local programs that include education, medical care, law enforcement and welfare determined that American taxpayers spend mind-boggling $134.9 billion annually illegal aliens. Government Judicial Watch received pages records from the U.S. Department Justice, including email exchanges between fired FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page, revealing that FBI officials used unsecure devices discussing how the United States could improve the sharing sensitive data with the European Union top executive governing commission. The documents also reveal that high-ranking FBI officials were not properly read-in top-secret programs. Judicial Watch obtained the documents 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. 1:18cv-00154)). Judicial Watch seeking: 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. The newly obtained emails came response May order U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton the FBI begin processing 13,000 pages records exchanged exclusively between Strzok and Page between Feb- IMAGES Strzok-Page Emails Show FBI Using Unsecure Devices For Sensitive Data Former top FBI agent Peter Strzok ruary 2015 and December 2017. The FBI refuses timely process the records and will not complete review and production all the Strzok-Page materials until least 2020. January 30, 2016 email exchange sent entirely over unsecure devices, top former FBI officials, including General Counsel Jim Baker, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, Strzok, Page, unidentified individuals from the Justice Department National Security Division and NSA General Counsel Glenn Gerstell, discuss draft document with the subject line: Revised Safe Harbor Letter (from [redacted] using [redacted] iPad). Baker notes the exchange that attempting work the document using his smartphone: not possible read the redlines smartphone. you are still the office, can you please save the redline version PDF and then resend? Thanks. Also the exchange, Strzok writes Page: AND [GOD***MIT] GIVEN EVERYTHING GOING WHY [redacted] USING YAHOO! ACCOUNT FOR THIS? (Actually, apparently Yahoo! Account from [redacted iPad. Make him stop!!!!!! Safe Harbor refers European Commission data-sharing arrangement with the United States that allowed for the transfer personally identifiable information from the European Union the United States. The arrangement was See STRZOK-PAGE page www.JudicialWatch.org Government Uncovered Strzok-Page From page invalidated the European Court Justice 2015 after disclosures NSA surveillance operations Edward Snowden. The court ordered that new, stronger version the arrangement reached January 31, 2016. Five hundred million Yahoo! accounts reportedly were hacked 2014. And, according The New York Times, different attack 2013 compromised more than billion accounts. The two attacks are the largest known security breaches one company computer network. According experts, the iPad also notoriously unsecure from hacking. February 2016 email, Strzok indicates Page that least two, and possibly more, top FBI officials had not been properly read-in top secret, compartmented programs. Those included McCabe and Assistant Director for Counterintelligence Bill Preistap. indicated that Page needs some read-ins well. Lisa you were right, was wrong (first time for everything), you good. Andy, however needs [redacted] (as does Bill P). will take care Bill would you someone staff handle paperwork for Andy? Looking get bulk read-in done next week; the extent Andy wants join, will let you know the time. suspect, (/you) may need other compartments well, might make sense his separately masse (that French for all once not just leader, educator). Aww, cute that you think this the first time you been wrong. reason disrupt the fantasy now; the sad truth reality will come crushing down soon enough. January 28, 2016 email ple with developmental disabilities when complains Page about the inefficient mail-handling system: Cool have three pieces mail for 7th floor what the easiest way get them into the system there rather than waiting Melwood mail system? Melwood nonprofit organization that helps those with developmental disabilities get jobs (such sorting mail). The FBI employs and has even given awards people placed Melwood. Here see the top echelon U.S. cyber security and law enforcement officials looking like Keystone Cops, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. And, the emails show Strzok extreme lack professional behavior his FBI communications. Judicial Watch frustrated the FBI slow roll documents rate that will not see all releasable until 2020. Strzok writes: Before you make your IRA withdrawals discover how both YOU and JUDICIAL WATCH can benefit from the IRA charitable rollover. The IRA charitable rollover back, and this time permanent! Making donations Judicial Watch directly from your IRA can: easy and convenient way make gift from one your major assets; excluded from your gross income: tax-free rollover; Count toward your required minimum distribution. 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IMAGES Judicial Watch filed Freedom Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department Homeland Security for Secret Service records about expense costs associated with President Trump travel between December 22, 2017 and April 28, 2018 (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Homeland Security (No. 1:18-cv01851). Judicial Watch filed suit after the Secret Service failed comply with multiple FOIA requests seeking travel for the following trips: President Donald Trump leaves the White House his winter home Mar-a-Lago, Florida President Trump traveled Atlanta, Georgia, January 2018 for the NCAA National Championship game. President Trump traveled Mara-Lago between January 12-15, 2018. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania January 18, 2018, where attended rally HK Equipment Co. discuss tax cuts. Eric Trump traveled Mar-a-Lago between January 19-21. land school shooting. President Trump traveled Pennsylvania March campaign for GOP House candidate Rick Saccone. President Trump traveled Mara-Lago between March 23-25 and March 30-April President Trump traveled Mar-aLago February for meetings. President Trump traveled President Trump traveled Mara-Lago between February 17-19 for Presidents Day weekend and visited the survivors the Park- President Trump traveled Mara-Lago between April 20-22, when hosted Republican National Committee roundtable. President Trump traveled Michigan April hold rally lieu attending the White House Correspondents Dinner Washington, D.C. 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: DECEMBER 2018 VOLUME ISSUE News PublicationWWW.JUDICIALWAT from Judicial Watch CH.ORG Bruce Ohr, former U.S. sssociate deputy attorney general Judicial Watch filed Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department Justice for details interviews the FBI conducted with Bruce Ohr, who was removed from his position U.S. associate deputy attorney general December 2017. The interviews could key understanding how anti-Trump dossier author and British spy Christopher Steele information was transmitted the FBI. Judicial Watch sued (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02107)) after the Justice Department failed respond FOIA request seeking Form 302s for number interviews with Ohr concerning his interactions with Steele. Form 302 used FBI agents summarize the interviews they conduct. Judicial Watch seeking 302 forms from separate interviews from November through May 2016. Until his dossier-related demotion, See INTERVIEWS page State Channels Money Soros Mercenary Army Albania Message from the President U.S. Embassy officials working with Soros operatives channel grant money into left-wing operations Judicial Watch released pages new documents from the U.S. Department State about U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) funding for George Soros left-wing, nonprofit organizations Albania. The documents deal primarily with the activities Soros top operative Albania, Andri Dobrushi, the director Open Society Foundation-Albania, who was actively engaged channeling funding what Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban calls Soros mercenary army. The documents show grant money flowing through non-governme U.S. ntal organizations (NGOs) that profess promote civil society, while fact attacking traditional, See USAID page Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh Court Report Corruption Chronicles Government Uncovered George Soros IMAGES you can online www.judicialwatch.org/donate. Watch months turn over only 1,650 pages Bruce Ohr-Steele-Fusio GPS records IMAGES The Judicial Watch Verdict 425 Third Street, SW, Suite 800 Washington, 20024 News Publication from Judicial Sues For FBI Interviews With Justice Department Official BruceDemoted Ohr Justice Department demands the Media separate lawsuit, Judicial Watch received Secret Service expense records totaling $3,024,036.50, which brings the known total for presidential travel expenses $17,224,938.46 and includes the operation President Trump Air Force One. Judicial Watch obtained the See EXPENSE page www.JudicialWatch.org Government Uncovered Expense From page documents through January 2018 Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department Homeland Security after failed respond several FOIA requests for VIP travel expense records the Trump family between June and October 2017 (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Homeland Security (No. 1:18-cv-00161)). The Secret Service records show: President Trump traveled his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club from June 30-July The Secret Service spent $219,251.03 hotels, $119,543.03 air/rail, and $27,871 miscellaneous, for total $398,727.24. President Trump traveled Bedminster from July 14-16 and $206,627.47 was spent hotels, $55,986.50 air/rail, $12,752.20 car rentals and $9,254 miscellaneous, for total $284,620.17. $14,371.11 air/rail, and $2,300 miscellaneous, for total $945,706.30. New York, they spent $486,365 hotels, $12,345.62 air/rail, and $2,726.42 rental cars, for total $501,457.04 President Trump traveled Phoenix for campaign rally August 22. The Secret Service spent $131,189.41 hotels, $25,251.22 air/rail, and $21,898 rental cars, for total $178,338.63. President Trump made various trips for vacations Bedminster and New York from August 4-21. Bedminster, the Secret Service spent $908,506.51 hotels, $20,528.68 rental cars, President Trump traveled See EXPENSE page FOUR EASY WAYS MAKE YEAR-END CHARITABLE GIFT ACT TODAY TAKE ADVANTAGE THE MANY CHARITABLE WAYS YOU CAN SUPPORT JUDICIAL WATCH. carefully planning your charitable gifts and completing them December you may enjoy the satisfaction fighting government corruption while gaining valuable tax benefits. Cash. Charitable gifts are most often made the form checks. They must postmarked otherwise delivered December qualify for tax deductibility for 2018. Donate online. 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President Trump traveled Bedminster from September Oc- Join over 4.5 million Facebook Friends liking www.facebook.com/judicialwatch You can follow Twitter JudicialWatch going directly https://twitter.com/JudicialWatch You can follow Instagram JudicialWatch going directly https://www.instagram.com/ judicialwatch/ Join 100,000 subscribers following JWTV YouTube IMAGES Missouri appear rally kickoff for tax reform the Loren Cook Company August 30. The Secret Service spent $26,159.34 hotels, $13,921.17 air/rail, and $2,740 car rentals, for total $42,820.51. President Donald Trump, right, acknowledges the crowd during campaign rally with Republican Rick Saccone, March, 2018 tober The Secret Service spent $171,391.68 hotels, $8,611.30 air/rail, $2,482.17 car rentals, and $16,407.50 miscellaneous, for total $198,892.65. The Secret Service records provide costs for meals, hotels, air/rail, car rentals and other incidentals incurred during personal travel the president and his family. The Secret Service mess when comes transparency its basic operations, said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Presidential travel too expensive, and, particular, taxpayers subsidize too much the bill for presidential campaign travel. President Trump would well reform and demand better, less expensive way move him around the country. This not the first time Judicial Watch has been forced file suit against the Department Homeland Security for failing respond FOIA requests for presidential travel-expense records. While monitoring travel for President Obama and his family, Judicial Watch encountered continuous resistance FOIA requests. Between July 21, 2014 and November 10, 2015, the Secret Service failed respond separate FOIA requests seeking records security-related expenses for travel Barack Obama and other VIPs. November 10, 2015, Judicial Watch filed FOIA lawsuit the U.S. District Court for the District Columbia asking the court enjoin ~Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton the Secret Service from continuing withhold responsive documents from Judicial Watch (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Homeland Security (No. 1:15-cv-01983)). Judicial Watch appealed the district court dismissal its claim that the agency has policy and practice violating FOIA procedural requirements connection with processing Judicial Watch FOIA requests. The U.S. Court Appeals for the D.C. Circuit reversed the district court judgment Judicial Watch request for injunctive relief and remanded the policy and practices claim for further proceedings. The D.C. Circuit held: [T]he Secret Service alleged practice prolonged, repeated, and unexplained delay, allowed continue, would harm Judicial Watch mission inform the public about the costs VIP travel unlawfully interfering with its statutory right promptly obtain non-exempt records upon request. Judicial Watch was forced file related suit May 2016, after the Secret Service failed respond five additional travel-related FOIA requests (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Homeland Security (No. 1:16cv-00863)). date, Judicial Watch has uncovered total travel expenses the Obamas amounting $114,691,322.17. www.JudicialWatch.org Judicial Watch Washington mourns McCain, Trump tends grievances Twitter The Washington Post September 2018 President Trump, who has relished standing apart from Washington political establishment, found himself more isolated than ever Saturday, airing his latest grievances and retreating his private golf course Virginia his peers gathered pay homage the late senator John McCain. *** The 45th president, who detested McCain, fellow Republican, did not mention him series morning missives Twitter. *** another pair tweets Saturday his million followers, Trump promoted article from CNSNews. com, conservative website, that suggested recent report from Judicial Watch, conservative government watchdog group, contained bombshell revelation: U.S. surveillance court failed hold any hearings when granting and renewing warrants monitor the movements and communications ex-Trump campaign adviser Carter Page The same FBI that provided cover for Hillary Clinton was going full bore against thencandidate Trump, and this lawsuit aims uncover the full truth about that corruption. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton The Verdict DECEMBER 2018 President Tom Fitton appeared Fox News with host Heather Childers, October 2018 2016 and 2017. Trump quoted Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton alleging corruption within the FBI and Department Justice and the leadership those agencies being out lunch seeking accountability. The New York Times fails acknowledge the crises public confidence New York Post September 2018 *** The latest example involves the congressional testimony Bruce Ohr, top Justice Department official who continued meet with and accept information from Christopher Steele long after the FBI fired Steele for lying. *** leaked portions his testimony, Ohr said warned the FBI that Steele was determined block Trump election and that Ohr wife, Nellie Ohr, Russian specialist, was working with Steele compiling the anti-Trump manifesto. Such facts would help judge get balanced view Steele motives and the FBI conflicts interest. But the FBI reportedly never mentioned Ohr warnings FISA judges admitted fired Steele. And now learn, thanks Judicial Watch lawsuit, that FISA judges never held single hearing before approving the request spy Page. Trump Quotes Judicial Watch: FISA Hearings Page Warrants NewsMax.com September 2018 President Donald Trump, pair tweets Saturday, attacked FBI and Department Justice officials about the surveillance warrants issued his former campaign aide, Carter Page. There were FISA hearings held over Spy documents, said the first tweet, moving quote Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton: astonishing that the FISA courts couldn hold hearings Spy Warrants targeting Donald Trump. isn about Carter Page, about the Trump Campaign. You got corruption the DOJ FBI. The leaderSee MEDIA page the Media Media From page ship the DOJ FBI are completely out lunch terms exposing and holding those accountable who are responsible for that corruption. Lack FISA court hearings Carter Page warrants sparks fierce debate Washington Examiner September 2018 The court overseeing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act didn hold any hearings the applications targeting onetime Trump campaign aide Carter Page. But does that matter? According President Trump allies, big deal. bevy legal experts, some whom are anti-Trump, disagree. After his conservative watchdog group found out Friday, via filing Freedom Information Act lawsuit, that there were hearings, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said was disturbing that the FISA court rubber-stamped the four spy authority warrants Page. Judicial Watch sues Justice Dept. for records from Anthony Weiner laptop Fox News September 11, 2018 Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch sued the Justice Department Tuesday for all emails found the laptop disgraced New York Congressman Anthony Weiner related the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton private email server. Judicial Watch lawsuit comes following the Justice Department failure act two the group Freedom Information Act (FOIA) requests. The group seeking all records regarding the bureau probe Weiner laptop, records retrieved from that laptop, and all records communications between FBI officials regarding Clinton knowledge illicit activities involving Weiner. The Anthony Weiner laptop-Clinton email cover-up the Obama DOJ and FBI central uncovering the corrupt politicization those agencies, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said state- U.S. Department Justice, Washington, D.C. ment Tuesday. The same FBI that provided cover for Hillary Clinton was going full bore against then-candidate Trump, and this lawsuit aims uncover the full truth about that corruption. Judicial Watch sues DOJ for Anthony Weiner emails The Washington Times September 11, 2018 Judicial Watch has filed lawsuit against the Justice Department See MEDIA page Earns Nationwide Media Coverage September 19, 2018 October 19, 2018 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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Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, the conservative watchdog group said Tuesday. The lawsuit claims the Justice Department denied two Freedom Information Act requests for the emails, seized the FBI September 2016. Judicial Watch seeking all records retrieved from the laptop search along with any communication among FBI officials related the investigation. Confirm Brett Kavanaugh the Supreme Court USA Today Op-Ed Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton October 2018 The FBI report Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh confirms what most Washington knew all The Verdict DECEMBER 2018 FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. along: There supporting evidence for the claims made against him. The supplemental report said show nothing that corroborates any claim sexual assault misconduct. This concludes the seventh FBI background check Kavanaugh. The confirmation vote for him can come soon enough. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford accusations were corruptly handled Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and fellow Democrats. They didn have the votes stop him, they sought destroy him with smears.