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The Judicial Watch News Publication from Judicial Watch
MARCH 2019
VOLUME ISSUE News PublicationWWW.JUDICIALWATCH.ORG
from Judicial Watch and L.A. County Remove 1.5
Million Inactive Voters, Settle Lawsuit
See VOTERS page PHOTO/RICH PEDRONCELLI,FILE
Judicial Watch signed settlement agreement with
the state California and county Los Angeles under
which they will begin the process removing from
their voter registration rolls many 1.5 million inactive registered names that may invalid. These removals are required the National Voter Registration
Act (NVRA).
The NVRA federal law requiring the removal
inactive registrations from the voter rolls after two general federal elections (encompassing from two four
years). Inactive voter registrations belong, for the most
part, voters who have moved another county
state have passed away.
Los Angeles County has over million residents,
more than the populations the United
Former California Governor Jerry Brown
Clinton Files Answers Under Oath
About Email System Discovery EVAN EL-AMIN
Hillary Clinton December 14, 2018 submitted
additional written answers under oath about her email
system. Clinton testified that she used the controversial email system for the purpose convenience.
Clinton initially objected and refused answer the
questions, but was ordered U.S. District
Court Judge Emmet Sullivan.
The court ordered Clinton [D]escribe the creation the clintonemail.com domain name and the
decision set the domain the existing server,
the date was decided create the domain and set the existing server, who made those decisions,
and when the domain became operational the existing server.
Mrs. Clinton answered under oath:
Hillary Clinton
Subject and without waiving the foregoing
See EMAIL page
Message from
the President
Court Report
Corruption
Chronicles
Government
Uncovered the Media
Cover Story
Voters
From page
States. California America largest
state, with almost million residents.
Judicial Watch filed 2017 federal lawsuit force the cleanup
voter rolls (Judicial Watch, Inc., al. Dean Logan, al. (No. 2:17-cv08948)). sued its own behalf
and behalf Wolfgang Kupka,
Rhue Guyant, Jerry Griffin and Delores Mars, who are lawfully registered voters Los Angeles County.
Judicial Watch was also joined
Election Integrity Project California,
Inc., public interest group that has
long been involved monitoring
California voter rolls. its lawsuit, Judicial Watch alleged:
Los Angeles County has more voter registrations its voter rolls
than has citizens who are old
enough register. Specifically,
according data provided and
published the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Los Angeles
County has registration rate
112 percent its adult citizen
population.
Judicial Watch and its
clients are thrilled with
this historic settlement
that will clean election
rolls Los Angeles County
and California and set nationwide precedent ensure that states
take reasonable steps ensure that dead and
other ineligible voters are
removed from the rolls.
SHUTTERSTOCK The Verdict MARCH 2019
Judicial Watch Board Directors
Chris Farrell, Tom Fitton, Paul Orfanedes
Editor
Carter Clews
Editorial Assistant
Janice Rurup
Senior Writer
Dr. Larry Hunter Judicial Watch President
Tom Fitton
Circulation Director
John Albertella
Direct Response Marketing Manager
Ariana Azizkeya
Graphic Design Consultant
Jeanne Minnix
The entire state California has
registration rate about 101 percent its age-eligible citizenry.
Production and Traffic Manager
Tim Wathen
Public Affairs Director
Jill Farrell
Eleven California counties
have registration rates exceeding
100 percent the age-eligible citizenry.
The lawsuit confirmed that Los
Angeles County has its rolls more
than 1.5 million potentially ineligible
voters. This means that more than
one out every five County registrations likely belongs voter
who has moved deceased. Judicial Watch notes that Los Angeles
County has the highest number
inactive registrations any single
county the country.
The Judicial Watch lawsuit also
uncovered that neither the state
California nor Los Angeles County
had been removing inactive voters
from the voter registration rolls for
the past years. The Supreme
Court affirmed last year Husted Philip Randolph Inst., 138 Ct.
1833 (2018), that the NVRA makes
U.S. Supreme Court
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March 2019 Vol.
Issue
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Testifies Before Congress About
Clinton Foundation Ethics/Pay-To-Play
JUDICIAL WATCH Tom Fitton December 13, 2018, was
honored testify behalf
Judicial Watch before the House
Committee Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee
Government Operations hearing titled, Oversight Nonprofit
Organizations: Case Study
the Clinton Foundation. Here abridged version opening
statement this major scandal:
Judicial Watch has had
long-standing concerns with the
Clintons ethics and respect for
the rule law. So, was with
some skepticism that greeted
Hillary Clinton promises
years ago avoid conflicts
interest with her Foundation and
her husband business activities secretary state.
She pledged that secretary state, she would not participate
personally and substantially
any particular matter involving
specific parties which The
William Clinton Foundation (or
the Clinton Global Initiative)
party represents party; and the
Clintons promised that President
Clinton speeches and business
activities would undergo State
Department ethics review and that
the Clinton Foundation would
disclose its donors online and
agree significant restrictions
support from foreign governments.
Judicial Watch had zero con-
fidence these promises,
began immediately monitoring the
ethics process for the Clintons and
submitted Freedom Information Act (FOIA) request 2011.
The Clinton State Department
leadership ignored our FOIA
request and sued after waiting
for two years. Our 2013 lawsuit
produced documents showing the
State Department rubber-stamped
President Clinton and the Clinton Foundation ethics review
requests, which deailed
report with the Washington Examiner 2014: joint investigation the
Washington Examiner and the
nonprofit watchdog group Judicial Watch found that former
President Clinton gave 215
speeches and earned $48 million
while his wife presided over U.S.
foreign policy, raising questions
about whether the Clintons
fulfilled ethics agreements related the Clinton Foundation
during Hillary Clinton tenure secretary state.
State Department officials
charged with reviewing Bill Clinton proposed speeches some which were delivered global
hotspots and were paid for
Judicial Watch had
zero confidence these
[Hillary Clinton] promises, began immediately
monitoring the ethics
process for the Clintons
and submitted Freedom
Information Act request 2011. Judicial Watch President
Tom Fitton
entities with business policy
interests the U.S. did not object single one. And, the State
Department approved consulting
agreement between Bill Clinton
and controversial Clinton Foundation adviser, Doug Band.
The consultancy with Band
Teneo Strategy ended eight months
later following uproar over
Teneo ties the failed investment firm Global. The memos
approving Mr. Clinton speeches
were routinely copied Cheryl
Mills, Hillary Clinton senior counsel and chief staff. Additionally, inspection the Examiner and donations the Clinton
Foundation, Hillary Clinton personal financial disclosure forms and
the State Department conflict-of-interest reviews show that least
$48 million flowed the Clintons
personal coffers from many entities
that clearly had interests influencing the Obama administration
and perhaps currying favor with future president well.
Saudi Arabia, for example,
was key Clinton benefactor.
See MESSAGE page
www.JudicialWatch.org
Cover Story
Voters
From page
WIKIPEDIA
this removal mandatory.
The new settlement agreement,
filed with U.S. District Court Judge
Manuel Real, requires all the
1.5 million potentially ineligible
registrants notified and asked respond. there response,
those names are removed
required the NVRA. California
Secretary State Padilla also agrees update the state online NVRA
manual make clear that ineligible
names must removed and notify each California county that they
are obligated this. This should
lead cleaner voter rolls statewide.
Judicial Watch has estimated that
based comparisons national
census data voter-roll information,
there were 3.5 million more names various county voter rolls than
there were citizens voting age.
This settlement could cut this number half.
This only the third statewide
settlement achieved private plaintiffs under the NVRA and Judicial
Watch was the plaintiff each
those cases. The other statewide settlements were with Ohio (in 2014)
and with Kentucky (2018), which
agreed court-ordered consent
decree.
This settlement vindicates Judicial Watch groundbreaking lawsuits clean state voter rolls help The Verdict MARCH 2019
California voter registration
ensure cleaner elections, said
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.
Judicial Watch and its clients are
thrilled with this historic settlement
that will clean election rolls
Los Angeles County and California
and set nationwide precedent ensure that states take reasonable
steps ensure that dead and other
ineligible voters are removed from
the rolls.
Judicial Watch Attorney Robert
Popper the director the organization Election Integrity Project
and led the Judicial Watch legal team this litigation.
Judicial Watch the national
leader enforcing the list maintenance provisions the NVRA.
addition its settlement agreements
with Ohio and win Kentucky, Judicial Watch also filed successful
NVRA lawsuit against Indiana, causing voluntarily clean its voting rolls, and has ongoing lawsuit
with the state Maryland.
Judicial Watch helped the state
Ohio successfully defend their settlement agreement before the Supreme
Court. North Carolina, Judicial
Watch supported implementation
the state election integrity reform
laws, filing amicus briefs the Supreme Court March 2017. And, April 2018, Judicial Watch filed amicus brief the 11th Circuit
Court Appeals support Alabama voter law. Georgia,
Judicial Watch filed amicus brief
This settlement
vindicates Judicial Watch
groundbreaking lawsuits clean state voter rolls help ensure cleaner
elections.
~Judicial Watch President
Tom Fitton support Secretary Brian Kemp
list maintenance process against
lawsuit left-wing groups. Judicial
Watch and Georgia won when the
Supreme Court ruled Ohio favor.
Judicial Watch was assisted this
case Charles Bell Jr., Bell,
McAndrews Hiltachk, LLP; and
Christopher Coates the Law Office Christopher Coates.
Message from the President
Message
From page
The oil-producing giant has had relationship with the Clintons
dating back Bill Clinton time
governor Arkansas. Saudi Arabia, alone, the Clinton Foundation received staggering
sums from Saudi benefactors between $18 million and $50 million.
While Hillary Clinton served
secretary state, Bill Clinton gave
two speeches Saudi Arabia, earning total $600,000. Russia, Bill Clinton gave two
speeches for $625,000. One was the Russian investment bank
Renaissance Capital, which was
involved the Uranium One deal. federal court noted December 2018, opinion granting
Judicial Watch additional discovery
into Hillary Clinton emails, this
Clinton email issue was one the
gravest modern offenses government transparency.
After its lawsuits forced the disclosure the Clinton email server,
another Judicial Watch lawsuit
broke open what now known
the Clinton Foundation pay-toplay scandal.
Emails uncovered Judicial
Watch demonstrate that Clinton
Foundation donors and supporters
received special favors and consideration from the Clinton State
Department.
Illustrative 2009 email
which Band directs Abedin and
Mills put Lebanese-Nigerian
billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury
touch with the State Department
substance person Lebanon.
Band notes that Chagoury key
guy there [Lebanon] and us,
and insists that Abedin call Amb.
Jeffrey Feltman connect him
Chagoury.
Chagoury close friend
former President Bill Clinton and top donor the Clinton Foundation. has appeared near the
top the Foundation donor
list million million
contributor, according Foundation documents. also pledged billion the Clinton Global
Initiative. According 2010
investigation PBS Frontline,
Chagoury was convicted 2000 Switzerland for laundering
money from Nigeria, but agreed plea deal and repaid $66 million the Nigerian government.
Judicial Watch has since uncovered many other instances
seeming pay play and favoritism
for the Clinton Foundation the
Clinton State Department.
Again illustrative Crown
Prince Salman Bahrain.
Judicial Watch-obtained Huma
Abedin-Doug Band email exchange
from 2009 revealed that Crown
Prince Salman Bahrain requested meeting with Secretary
State Clinton but was forced
through the Clinton Foundation
for appointment. Abedin advised
Band that when she went through
normal channels State, Clinton
declined meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was
set within hours. According the Clinton Foundation website, 2005, Salman committed establishing the Crown Prince
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International Scholarship Program
(CPISP) for the Clinton Global
Initiative. And 2010, had
spent $32 million conjunction
with CGI. The Kingdom Bahrain
reportedly gave between $50,000
and $100,000 the Clinton Foundation. And Bahrain Petroleum
also gave additional $25,000
$50,000. was hard tell, light
the evidence amassed Judicial
Watch, where the Clinton State
Department ended and where the
Clinton Foundation began.
Then there the Uranium One
controversy. the time, Russian
state-owned nuclear firm, Rosatom,
sought buy Uranium One,
Canadian mining company. Because
Uranium One held licenses for
percent America uranium production capacity, the sale had
approved the nine members
the Committee Foreign Investment the United States (CFIUS),
including Secretary State Hillary
Clinton, who assented the transaction. Uranium One interests contributed more than $140 million
the Clinton Foundation. January 2008, Judicial Watch
took special note that Bill Clinton
had helped Vancouver mining
mogul Frank Giustra secure tens
millions dollars worth uranium. Guistra built company that
became part Uranium One. The
Clinton Foundation later received
$31.3 million donation, well
future pledge $100 million. discussed above, Judicial
Watch released more than 200
Clinton conflict-of-interest documents 2014, including record speech Bill Clinton
Moscow June 2010 sponsored the investment bank Renaissance Capital addressing the theme,
Russia and the Commonwealth
Independent States: Going Global.
The document notes that Renaissance Capital investment bank
See MESSAGE page
www.JudicialWatch.org
Cover Story
Email
From page
objections, Secretary Clinton
answers follows: Secretary Clinton prepared late 2008/early 2009 serve Secretary State, she was
aware that President Clinton
office had set email system, but she had role this
process.
Secretary Clinton knew that
President Clinton staff had
recently upgraded that system.
Secretary Clinton does not
know what equipment that
system used, how was
created, who decided that the
system needed upgraded, who else had accounts
the system.
Secretary Clinton believes
that one the President
aides, Justin Cooper, set
the system.
Mrs. Clinton assertion that she used separate email system
matter convenience simply not credible and belied evidence
and testimony. intend pursue additional questions with Mrs.
Clinton and others this blatant attempt hide her emails from
Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress and the American people. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton
Secretary Clinton decided
use clintonemail.com account the system for the
purpose convenience.
Secretary Clinton recalls that
the clintonemail.com account
was created early 2009. Although Secretary Clinton does
not have specific knowledge the details the creation the account, the domain, the domain name, her best
understanding that Mr. Cooper set up.
Hillary Clinton court submission answers questions about her email system another question regarding her
October 22, 2015 testimony before
the U.S. House Representatives Select Committee Benghazi, during
which she testified that percent her emails were the State
system and they wanted see
them, they would certainly have been
able so, Clinton suggests she
learned this from her attorneys, who
seem have guessed this answer. separate Judicial Watch
Freedom Information Act (FOIA)
lawsuit that first led the disclosure the private Clinton email system, U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth called the Clinton email
issue one the gravest modern
offenses government transparency and ordered additional discovery into whether Hillary Clinton
use private email system while
Secretary State was intentional
attempt stymie FOIA.
Mrs. Clinton assertion that she
used separate email system
matter convenience simply not
credible and belied evidence
and testimony, said Judicial Watch
President Tom Fitton. intend pursue additional questions with
Mrs. Clinton and others this blatant attempt hide her emails from
Judicial Watch, the courts, Congress
and the American people. 2016, Clinton was required submit under oath written answers Judicial Watch questions.
Clinton objected and refused
answer questions about the creation her email system; her decision
See EMAIL page The Verdict MARCH 2019
Message from the President
Message
From page
focused the emerging markets
Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and
sub-Saharan Africa. Renaissance
Capital has also been linked
Russian efforts gain control
Uranium One.
According 2013 New
York Times report, the Clinton
Foundation hid many the
beneficiaries the Uranium One
deal approved CFIUS and Mrs.
Clinton: the Russians gradually assumed control Uranium One three separate transactions
from 2009 2013, Canadian
records show, flow cash
made its way the Clinton
Foundation.
Uranium One chairman used
his family foundation make
four donations totaling $2.35
million. Those contributions
were not publicly disclosed
the Clintons, despite agreement Mrs. Clinton struck with
the Obama White House publicly identify all donors. Other
people with ties the company
made donations well.
And, shortly after the Russians
announced their intention
acquire majority stake Uranium One, Mr. Clinton received
$500,000 for Moscow speech
from Russian investment bank
[Renaissance Capital] with links the Kremlin that was promoting Uranium One stock.
The evidence ample warrant serious investigation the
Clinton Foundation. And, there
evidence that serious investigation the Clinton Foundation was
suppressed the Obama Justice
Department. January 2018, reports surfaced that the FBI reportedly launched new investigation
into potential Clinton Foundation
pay play but there has been
indication proceeding. video the complete hearing
available YouTube: http://jwatch.
us/TomTestimony. full opening
statement begins minute mark
11:54.
Email
From page use the system despite warnings
from State Department cybersecurity
officials; and the basis for her claim
that the State Department had percent her emails.
After lengthy hearing November 13, 2018, U.S. District Court
Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that
Clinton must address two questions
that she refused answer under
oath.
Judge Sullivan read his opinion
from the bench, deciding that the
question about the creation the
email system was within the scope discovery. Judge Sullivan rejected
Clinton assertion attorney-client
privilege the question about the
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emails the State system.
The answers now provided
Clinton are the latest development Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit about
the controversial employment status Huma Abedin, former deputy
chief staff Clinton. The lawsuit,
which seeks records regarding the
authorization for Abedin engage
outside employment while employed the Department State, was
reopened because revelations about
the clintonemail.com system (Judicial Watch U.S. Department State
(No. 1:13-cv-01363)). The court also
granted discovery Judicial Watch
help determine and how Clinton
email system thwarted FOIA.
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Judicial Watch
Court Report
Judicial Watch obtained two sets heavily redacted State Department
documents, pages and pages,
showing classified information was researched and disseminated multiple
U.S. senators the Obama administration immediately prior President
Donald Trump inauguration. The
documents reveal that among those
receiving the classified documents
were Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Sen.
Ben Cardin (D-MD) and notable
anti-Trump Republican Sen. Robert
Corker (R-TN).
Judicial Watch obtained the
documents through June 2018
Freedom Information Act (FOIA)
lawsuit filed against the State Department after failed respond February 2018 request seeking
records the Obama State Department last-minute efforts share
classified information about Russia
alleged election-interference issues
with Democratic Senator Ben Cardin
(Judicial Watch U.S. Department
State (No. 1:18-cv-01381)).
The documents reveal the Obama
State Department urgently gathering classified Russia investigation
information and disseminating
members Congress within hours Donald Trump taking office. Thursday, January 2017
email chain, then-State Department
Congressional Adviser Hera Abassi
indicates that then-Assistant Secretary State for European and
Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland
bureau was attempting get Russian investigation-related documents the office Senator Mark Warner office quickly possible. The Verdict MARCH 2019
APIMAGES
State Dept. Gave Classified Docs
Senators Just Before Trump Inauguration
Senator Ben Cardin, (D-MD)
(In June 2016, Nuland permitted
meeting between Christopher Steele
and the FBI legal attach Rome.
Nuland told CBS News that the State
Department knew about the Steele
dossier Trump July 2016.) the email, with the subject line
For Immediate Review Call Sheet
for Call with Senator Warner,
Abassi writes: told Cardin folks that the
process long. Can ensure
that there are holdups our
end?
Minutes later, Abassi confirms
that Nuland was fully aware the
information that the State Department was providing members
Congress alleging Russia interference
information:
The documents reveal the
Obama State Department
urgently gathering classified
Russia investigation information and disseminating members Congress
within hours Donald
Trump taking office.
This definitely EUR A/S
radar!
Leaving doubt that the State
Department officials knew they were
transmitting classified information, Wednesday, January 18, 2017
email with the subject line, Cables/M, former Foreign Service
Officer Kerem Bilge writes State
Department Congressional Adviser
See RUSSIAGATE page
Court Report
Russiagate
From page
Hilary Johnson and others: Highest
class SECRET/NOFORN.
Johnson replies:
FYI can keep the
SECRET/NOFORN header, and
should declassify years from
tomorrow. forwarded the fully cleared
version the two you the
high side, but let know
there anything else you need
from this. [Editor note:
high side State Department
term for high security classification
system.]
Note: need make sure
there someone Senate security tomorrow who can accept
these. Wednesday, January 18, 2017,
Johnson confirms that classified documents were sent Senator Corker addition Senator Cardin:
Flagging that sent you high
side request for clearance the
draft transmittal letter send
documents Senators Corker
and Cardin.
Also involved providing classified information members the
Senate was Naz Durakoglu, senior
adviser the assistant secretary for
European and Eurasian affairs. email dated Thursday, January 19,
2017 with the subject line, Signed,
sealed, delivered. Durakoglu apparently confirms that Obama State
Department officials were eager
provide the classified material before
Trump was sworn into office. Durakoglu states: made the deadline! Thank
you everyone for what was truly
department-wide effort!
President Trump was inaugurated
less than hours later. Wednesday, January 18, 2017
email, Naz Durakoglu signed off the document transmittal letter behalf her bureau. This letter
accompanied the documents
Senator Corker and Cardin. Thursday, January 19, 2017
email, Durakoglu appears confirm
that she who carried the documents from the State Department
Capitol Hill. She states: will
carrying over the cables the Hill.
These documents show remarkable evidence the nonstop,
unethical effort the Obama State
Department gather and send its
own dossier classified information Russia effort discredit the
incoming Trump administration,
said Judicial Watch President Tom
Fitton.
According March 2017 report The Baltimore Sun:
Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin received classified information about
Russia involvement elections
when the Obama administration
was attempting disseminate that
material widely across the government order aid future investigations, according report
Wednesday Obama officials were
concerned, according the report
[in The New York Times], that
the Trump administration would
cover intelligence once power
changed hands.
Judicial Watch has confirmed
through previously obtained State Department documents that the Obama
State Department did, fact, provide classified documents Senator
Cardin. The documents also show
Russian political interference elections and politics countries across
Europe. section the documents
provided Cardin titled, Political
Parties, and marked sensitive, made the deadline!
Thank you everyone for what
was truly departmentwide effort!
~Former senior adviser the
assistant secretary for European
and Eurasian Affairs, less than
hours before Trump inauguration
Russia reportedly sought foster
relationships with groups Germany,
Austria and France, include paying members travel conferences Crimea and Donbas, where they
stoutly defend Russian policy.
The following section,
Pro-Kremlin NGOs and Think
Tanks, also marked sensitive, discusses the Russian government-funded Caucasus Research Network,
which helped spread anti-EU
and NATO reports throughout the
region. Also discussed the Human
Rights Accountability Global Initiative, which was founded Natalia
Veselnitskaya. The Initiative reportedly was working erode support
for the Magnitsky Act, which imposes sanctions gross human
rights violations. The organization
screened anti-Magnitsky film
Washington Newseum June.
The Magnitsky Act attracted public attention earlier 2018 when
was reported Veselnitskaya obtained meeting with Donald Trump Jr.
with the purpose seeking undermine the Act. has been reported that Russian President Vladimir
Putin wanted repeal the Act
least part because targeted top
Russian officials who had committed
human rights violations and were the
beneficiaries $230 million tax
fraud that Magnitsky exposed.
www.JudicialWatch.org
Court Report Sues Justice Dept. For Special Counsel
Robert Mueller Security Detail Costs
All records reflecting expenses
incurred by, and disbursements
funds for, the security detail for
Special Counsel Robert Mueller;
and
All logs maintained the security detail assigned Special
Counsel Robert Mueller.
The special counsel office reportedly has spent over $25 million
far. PHOTO/J. SCOTT APPLEWHITE, FILE
Judicial Watch November
2018 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 (Judicial
Watch U.S. Department Justice
(No. 1:18-cv-02537)).
Judicial Watch filed suit U.S.
District Court for the District
Columbia after the agency failed
respond adequately its March 19,
2018 FOIA request for:
Special Counsel Robert Mueller related lawsuit filed October 2017, the Justice Department
had refused release the proposed
budget Robert Mueller special
counsel office but later was forced release details from the heavily
redacted August 2017 memorandum which Deputy Attorney
General Rod Rosenstein granted
broad authority Special Counsel
Robert Mueller,
three months after
Mueller appointment. The initial appointment
memo, controversially, was written May 2017.
The Justice Department, the FBI
and Special Counsel Mueller continue operate
they are above the
law, said Judicial
Watch President
Tom Fitton. The
Judicial Watch FOIA
complaint seeking
details Mueller
investigation budget The Verdict MARCH 2019
American people have right know
how much taxpayer money being
thrown Mueller massive investigation. Judicial Watch has never before
seen this level secrecy surrounding
the operation special independent counsel.
Judicial Watch pursuing numerous additional FOIA lawsuits related the surveillance, unmasking and
illegal leaking targeting President
Trump and his associates during
the FBI investigation potential
Russian involvement the 2016
presidential election.
Judicial Watch pursuing
numerous additional FOIA
lawsuits related the
surveillance, unmasking
and illegal leaking targeting
President Trump and his
associates during the FBI
investigation potential
Russian involvement the 2016
presidential election.
Corruption
Chronicles
Weeks after mainstream media
outlets reported that illegal immigrants don bring disease into the
United States, the Border Patrol reveals that getting slammed daily
with dozens illegal immigrants
carrying serious illnesses. This
includes tuberculosis, influenza and
pneumonia. fact, Guatemalan
migrant who died U.S. custody
Christmas Eve had influenza virus that causes respiratory infections.
Federal agents are referring
illegal immigrants day for urgent
medical care, according figures
obtained The Washington Times,
D.C. conservative newspaper.
Authorities say unlike anything
they ever seen before. Many the migrants have tuberculosis,
parasites the flu, the feds confirm.
There also are lots pregnant women about give birth. The article
quotes Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Kevin
McAleenan saying that most the
illegal immigrants were sick when
they arrived the U.S. border:
Many were ill before they departed their homes. talking
about cases pneumonia, tuberculosis, parasites. These are not
things that developed urgently matter days. separate story published USA
Today New Year Eve discloses
that the last few weeks 2018,
more than 450 illegal immigrants required medical attention for illnesses. More than half were children. the piece, CBP Commissioner
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article:
The ill migrants have been arriving with all kinds ailments,
many with flu pneumonia that
Judicial Watch has
interviewed medical
experts that confirm illegal
immigrants indeed pose serious public health
threat the U.S. bringing
dangerous diseases into
the country, including
tuberculosis, dengue and
chikungunya.
can particularly pervasive and
dangerous this time year.
The story proceeds reveal that illegal immigrants have been hospitalized and that the Coast Guard
has been deployed help, sending medical teams Border Patrol
sectors getting bombarded with sick
migrants. They include Yuma and
Tucson, Arizona, well the Rio
Grande Valley. unbelievable that news
narrative can change quickly just few weeks. Right before
Christmas, the mainstream media
proclaimed illegal immigrants don
bring disease into the United States. various articles, reporters took step further claiming that
migrants actually help fight disease. One story, published NBC
News and reiterated various other
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marked great example the mainstream
media distorting
information promote liberal agenda. the form potentially deadly
diseases carried among millions
refugees. example, the story
reveals that measles reappeared
with vengeance Brazilian city
near the Venezuelan border that
had declared the highly contagious
airborne disease vanquished nearly
two decades ago. Measles already
spreading beyond the Brazilian Amazon other Brazilian states, well Colombia, Peru and far south Argentina, according recent
Pan American Health Organization
reports. The article states:
Other diseases racing through
communities Venezuela are
now crossing borders and raising
concerns among health authorities far away the U.S.
Years ago, when Barack Obama let
tens thousands illegal immigrant minors into the country, health
experts warned about the serious
hazards the American public.
Most the Unaccompanied Alien
Children (UAC) came from Central
America, like the current caravan,
and they crossed into the United
States through Mexico, the same
way that the caravan expects to.
Swine flu, dengue fever and Ebola
were among the diseases that the
hordes UACs brought with them,
according lawmakers and medical experts interviewed Judicial
Watch during the influx. the time, U.S. congressman,
who also medical doctor, told
Judicial Watch about the danger
the American public well the
Border Patrol agents forced care
for the UACs. Former lawmaker
Phil Gingrey referred severe and dangerous crisis because
the Central American youths were
importing infectious diseases considered largely eradicated
this country. Many migrants lack
basic vaccinations such those
prevent chicken pox measles,
leaving America young children and
the elderly particularly susceptible,
Gingrey pointed out then. handle
the escalating health crisis, the CDC
activated Emergency Operations
Center (EOC) that largely operated secrecy.
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Judicial Watch has interviewed
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public health threat the U.S.
bringing dangerous diseases into the
country. This includes tuberculosis, dengue and chikungunya. After
returning from covering the Central
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that the migrants will undoubtedly
bring infectious diseases into the
United States. Among them are
extremely drug-resistant strands
tuberculosis and mosquito-borne diseases such dengue and chikungunya that are widespread the region.
The same week, Judicial Watch
published the story about the caravan health threat that major newspaper reported the health crisis
created the influx Venezuelans
fleeing neighboring countries.
The migrants are spreading malaria,
yellow fever, diphtheria, dengue,
tuberculosis and AIDS throughout
South America. Many the diseases had been considered eradicated the neighboring Latin American
countries, according government
officials cited the article, which
states that contagion from Venezuela economic meltdown starting spread neighboring countries not financially, but literally,
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Obama scandalous Mexican
gunrunning operation could help
the defense notorious drug lord trial New York, and the feds are
trying ban its mention the courtroom. yet another ripple effect shameful Obama experiment known Operation Fast and Furious that let
Mexican drug traffickers obtain U.S.sold weapons. The failed program
was run the Bureau Alcohol,
Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
(ATF) and allowed guns from the U.S. smuggled into Mexico they
could eventually traced drug
cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track hundreds weapons, which were used
unknown number crimes, including the murder U.S. Border Patrol
agent Brian Terry Arizona.
Now Joaquin Chapo Guzman, head the Sinaloa drug cartel,
wants use Fast and Furious
strengthen his defense. The Sinaloa
cartel one Mexico most powerful criminal organizations, and
Guzman has been charged with
multitude crimes, including drug
trafficking, illegal firearms, money
laundering and conspiracy. Federal
prosecutors say Guzman smuggled
enormous amounts cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana
U.S. intelligence agencies
knew from the start that the
Sinaloa cartel was the prime
recipient [Fast and Furious]
weapons. Regardless, the
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Joaquin Chapo Guzman, head Mexico Sinaloa cartel
into the United States and, the
leader multinational criminal enterprise, used violence including
torture and murder maintain iron-fisted grip the drug trade
across the U.S.-Mexico border. The
Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI)
refers Guzman one the most
dangerous and feared drug kingpins. was extradited from Mexico
2017. 2016, Judicial Watch obtained
Justice Department documents
showing that Fast and Furious
weapons have been widely used
members major Mexican drug
cartels, including Guzman. The
documents reveal that Fast and
Furious firearms have been recovered Mexico City and Mexican
states, with the majority being seized Sonora, Chihuahua, and Sinaloa. the weapons recovered, were
rifles and were pistols. Twenty
were involved violent recoveries, which means they were utilized several mass killings. Among
them was .50 caliber rifle seized
from Guzman hideout Los Mochis, Sinaloa, where eventually was
arrested. Guzman attorneys want use Fast and Furious part the
defense strategy, according New
York newspaper covering the trial,
and federal prosecutors are trying
stop it. The article contends the feds
are asking federal judge block
any defense questions about the program which federal agents allowed
illegal weapons flow over the
border Mexico effort gain
intelligence drug cartels. Why?
Prosecutors assert that, focusing the failures Fast and Furious
(and there are many), Guzman will
distract and confuse the jury.
The government pulled the same
stunt when two the men involved Terry murder were tried federal court. seasoned Border Patrol
agent and Marine Corps veteran,
Terry was killed Mexican gang
member 2010 Peck Canyon,
Arizona. Federal authorities say
was fatally shot when and other
agents encountered group men
known rip crew criminal
gang that attempts steal from drug
and alien smugglers) operating
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guns assault weapons known AK-47s were traced through
their serial numbers Glendale,
Arizona, dealer that led Phoenix man the feds repeatedly allowed smuggle firearms into Mexico.
Six men have been charged with
crimes involving Terry murder, and 2018, the alleged assailant was
extradited from Mexico. few years
ago, when two members the rip
crew were tried connection with
Terry murder, federal prosecutors
asked the judge ban mentioning
Fast and Furious during proceedings. The judge agreed, ruling that
defendants could not refer
elicit any testimony regarding the
failed gunrunning operation. Terry brother, Kent Terry, told Judicial
Watch the government wants keep
Fast and Furious out the limelight
for political reasons. upsetting,
Kent Terry said:
Two these weapons were found the fatal
shooting U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry
Brian Terry border patrol commit crime with gun,
don you think relevant ask
where got that gun? They
protecting the criminal.
Even Mexican media have reported that the Sinaloa drug cartel was Kent Berry, brother
murdered patrol
agent Brian Terry
able access more weapons thanks Operation Fast and Furious. One
outlet published in-depth piece,
Fast and Furious: Arms for Chapo, which reveals U.S. intelligence
agencies knew from the start that the
Sinaloa cartel was the prime recipient weapons. Regardless, the
United States continued the operation and lied the Mexican government, the article states.
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Government Files SCOTUS Brief Opposing Utah GOP
Power Grab Aimed Grassroots Activists
Republican Party leadership pushed through law undermine
party activists
Judicial Watch joined with Allied
Educational Foundation (AEF)
November 13, 2018 filing amici
curiae brief the U.S. Supreme
Court effort overturn decision the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court Appeals upholding Utah law engineered Republican legislators
compel Republican Party members change the way they choose their
political candidates.
Until 2014, GOP members,
meeting neighborhood and local
caucuses, elected delegates represent them the party nominating
convention, which then selected
candidates appear the general
election ballot. That changed when
the Utah legislature enacted into law allowed
stand, the Tenth
Circuit decision will
significantly degrade
the associational
rights political
parties.. Judicial Watch/
AEF amici curiae brief 54, which effectively compels
parties hold primary elections.
The law was challenged the
courts, was upheld the Tenth
Circuit and appeal the U.S.
Supreme Court (Utah Republican
Party Spencer Cox, al. (No.
18-450)).
Judicial Watch argues that the
Republican Party rammed through
the legislature provisions they
could not get voluntarily from
their fellow party members: allowed stand, the Tenth
Circuit decision will significantly
degrade the associational rights political parties. This result
Judicial Watch and Allied Educational
Foundation amici curiae brief
contrary Supreme Court precedent the Tenth Circuit majority acknowledged, the Utah Legislature
that adopted comprised overwhelming Republican
majorities both the State House
and State Senate. other words, members the
Utah Republican Party who could
not convince fellow members
adopt the changes incorporated reconvened legislators,
voted their preferences into law,
and this way compelled their
fellow members accept these
changes.
The rationale offered for this party coup was remarkably thin.
Judicial Watch also points the
importance upholding the constitutional rights free political
associations:
[T]he Tenth Circuit facile
approach fails justice
fundamental First Amendment
right. Alexis Tocqueville
discerned almost 180 years ago,
free political associations are
particularly important democratic system like ours, where
the tendency for individuals their own separate ways. also foresaw, governments
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The New York Way: Corruption
And Coverups
The Christmas season New York
City truly wonderful time. Everyone seems caught the spirit giving, even the crooks. Last year,
Christmas brought special gift: the
denouement the long-running saga the mayor, the rat and the NYPD.
Once, only-in-New-York moment, the rat and key co-conspirator,
both Orthodox Jews, dressed Santa
elves and delivered pricey gifts police officials the center corruption scheme. Then there was the time
they flew NYPD deputy inspector
and detective Vegas private jet
with hooker for Super Bowl weekend. And, the time the rat shoved
$60,000 Ferragamo handbag
pay off union boss. They showered
cash public officials. They bought
their police friends jewelry, cigars and
meals pricey restaurants. They paid
for trips Rome and Israel and the
Dominican Republic. return, the NYPD did favors for
the rat, Jona Rechnitz, and co-conspirator Jeremy Reichberg.
midtown office, The New York Times
reported, Rechnitz and Reichberg
met with people seeking help with
police matters. The men would later
split the profits after the problems
were resolved. Tickets were fixed,
jury duty was avoided, problems
with business rivals and city officials The Verdict MARCH 2019 PHOTO/HANS PENNINK Micah Morrison
Judicial Watch Investigative Reporter
New York City Mayor Bill Blasio
went away. Reichberg got license
carry gun. Rechnitz was provided
with high-speed police escorts the
airport. Police closed lane the
Lincoln Tunnel whisk Rechnitz
business associate into Manhattan.
Cash was bestowed Bill
Blasio political campaigns lot it. Love you brother, wrote
Blasio email Rechnitz the day
after his 2014 inauguration mayor.
And why not? Rechnitz himself had
been showing Blasio lot love,
bundling more than $41,000 for the
mayor campaign. And there was
lot more come. The New York Post
reports that Rechnitz and his allies mock epic petty
vanities and temptations and
the erosion values, greed
and corruption and the flouting many laws many people
positions power.
raised upward $250,000 for entities
linked Blasio.
Right after the new year, Reichberg
was convicted federal court
four corruption charges. His former
friend, Jona Rechnitz, testified against
him. Rechnitz had begun cooperating
with federal authorities April 2016,
after being implicated $12 million
Ponzi scheme. August, Rechnitz
testimony sent another former friend,
union boss Norman Seabrook, prison for bribery and conspiracy. mock epic petty vanities
and temptations and the erosion
values, greed and corruption and
the flouting many laws many
people positions power. Alan
Feuer tracked the sprawling saga for
The New York Times April, detailing Dickensian cast characters
connected intersecting web venality and vice. Bill Blasio
shows frequently but was charged
with wrongdoing. Lucky him.
Reichberg co-defendant, former NYPD Deputy Inspector James
Grant, was acquitted all charges.
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From page Grant case, prosecutors apparently failed meet the public corruption standard set the Supreme
Court 2016 McDonnell decision.
McDonnell narrowed the legal definition public corruption, mandating
that prosecutors must show clear
quid pro quo official act benefiting crooked scheme. Actions such
setting meeting, talking another official, organizing event
are not enough, the court ruled.
qualify official act, the public
official must make decision take action that question matter, agree so.
Mayor Blasio has spent the
last two years running away from
Reichberg and Rechnitz. March
2017, city and federal prosecutors
announced they would not bring
charges against Blasio for his
fundraising practices, some which
involved the crooked duo. But Manhattan District Attorney Vance
criticized the Blasio effort
violation the intent and spirit
state campaign finance laws. December, the Post revealed
that had located more than
undisclosed emails between Rechnitz and the mayor. The Blasio
administration had failed produce
the emails response the Post
request under New York Freedom
Information Law. Blasio spokesman told the Post that the emails
some which surfaced redacted
versions during the recent corruption
trial weren discovered the
search during the FOIL process.
How convenient.
The new emails show that
Blasio had much cozier relationship with Jona Rechnitz than has
admitted, the Post reported.
Always stay touch, Blasio
emailed Rechnitz.
Call upon anytime can
help, says another.
Rechnitz brother,
mensch, friend.
Brief
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Sadly, the bromance did not last. April 2016, Rechnitz began
cooperating with federal authorities, Blasio started distance himself
from his friend. turns out they
were not particularly close after all, Blasio said. October last year, Blasio
was blasting Rechnitz liar and
felon.
The mayor and the police commissioner continue run away from
the story. But for the NYPD,
important case. Read Feuer comprehensive report for the galaxy senior
cops drawn into the scandal here:
http://jwatch.us/NewYorkCityGraft
But, the case calls mind the
Knapp Commission famous distinction between grass eaters and meat
eaters police corruption. Most
the improper behavior the case was the grass-eating, petty corruption
variety favors done, tickets fixed,
etc. rather than major league,
meat-eating felonies committed for
financial gain. Maybe that why most the cops involved were allowed
escape with only disgrace, demotion and early retirement. But corruption slippery slope and God
knows what this crew would have
done next, had they not been exposed good police work.
The money was bigger for politicians involved the scandal. Bill Blasio took beating the press,
but avoided prosecution. Union head
Norman Seabrook was not lucky.
The slippery slope applies public
figures too, course. Small crimes
embolden bigger ones. What can
you get away with? New York,
defying freedom information laws
has become routine. And around the
country, the case former Virginia
Governor Bob McDonnell has made
prosecuting public corruption more
difficult, raising the bar honest-services fraud.
Micah Morrison chief investigative
reporter for Judicial Watch.
will tend view private political associations enemies and
will try restrict their freedom.
Amici respectfully submits that
the Court plays vital role
defending these institutions from
needless government encroachments and intrusions like
those imposes the Utah
Republican Party.
Republican power-brokers
Utah hate party conventions, which
they can control, they passed unconstitutional law control
the party the expense grassroots activists, said Judicial Watch
President Tom Fitton. The Supreme Court should not allow this stand.
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Judicial Watch U.S. Supreme Court Argument,
Indiana Claims Can Forfeit Cars
For Speeding, Minor Drug Crimes
Forbes
November 29, 2018
Arguing before the U.S. Supreme
Court Wednesday, Indiana
solicitor general was already trying defend confiscating $42,000
Land Rover taken from Tyson Timbs,
who sold less than $400 worth
drugs. Before the day was through
though, Solicitor General Thomas
Fisher found himself arguing that the
Constitution would let him forfeit
luxury cars caught going five miles
over the speed limit.
Both scenarios involved civil
forfeiture, which allows law
enforcement agencies seize and
keep property, even over the most
tenuous links wrongdoing, well the Eighth Amendment ban
excessive fines. During Wednesday
oral argument, Fisher claimed that the
latter didn apply the former.
***
Even before Wednesday argument, which saw Gorsuch and Sotomayor offering some the harshest
criticisms civil forfeiture, the Timbs
case had already scrambled many
ideological lines. Dozens organizations filed separate amicus briefs
support Timbs. result, progressive heavyweights like the ACLU,
the NAACP, and the Southern Poverty
Law Center found themselves the
same side the U.S. Chamber
Commerce, Judicial Watch, and other
conservative groups. Meanwhile,
left-leaning municipal organizations,
including the National Association
Counties, National League Cities,
and the U.S. Conference Mayors,
jointly filed the only amicus brief
agreeing with Indiana position. The Verdict MARCH 2019 President Tom Fitton appears Fox News with host Todd Piro, January 2019
Judge Orders Clinton Email
Handling Evidence
Disclosed
Bloomberg News
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.
Judge orders more fact-finding
Clinton email case
Politico
December 12, 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 sys-
tem was deliberate effort thwart
the Freedom Information Act. scathing opinion issued
Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge
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.
Reporter who broke news
Steele dossier used surveil
ex-Trump aide calls its claims
largely false
Fox News
Report Paul Sperry
December 18, 2018
The salacious and unverified
opposition research dossier cited
the FBI its main justification
surveil top Trump aide contains
several claims that are likely false,
according the Yahoo News reporter
who was among the first break the
news the dossier existence.
Michael Isikoff statements
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ing podcast came day before Michael
Cohen adviser Lanny Davis reiterated
that Cohen has never been Prague
where, according the dossier, traveled arrange payment
Russian hackers during the 2016 presidential campaign.
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But London court records show
that contrary the FBI assessments,
Steele briefed Yahoo News and other
reporters the fall 2016 the direction Fusion GPS the opposition research firm behind the dossier.
The revelations were contained
heavily-redacted documents released
earlier this year after Freedom
Information Act lawsuit the organization Judicial Watch.
Media 19th nervous
breakdown, Trump fulfills
another campaign promise
The Hill
Op-ed Chris Farrell, Judicial
Watch Director Investigations
and Research
December 18, 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.
There interesting
contradiction the policy views
articulated the Mattis resignation.
What changed? President Trump
has been consistent his desire
implement sweeping America
First strategy across all sectors
his administration. on-record Citizen Trump, early 2012,
calling for our withdrawal from
Afghanistan, end wasteful
military spending and endangering U.S. forces, and the investment
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WASHINGTON Judicial Watch
announced today that signed
settlement agreement with the state California and county Los
Angeles under which they will begin
the process removing from their
voter registration rolls many
1.5 million inactive registered names
that may invalid. These removals
are required the National Voter
Registration Act (NVRA).
Los Angeles County agrees
purge 1.5 million voters from
its rolls settlement
The Washington Times
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Los Angeles County has agreed
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The county made the deal
settlement last week with Judicial
Watch, conservative public interest
firm, saying that under recent
Supreme Court ruling, has duty
remove names people who appear have either died, moved from the
county lost interest voting.
The county committed mailing
hundreds thousands voters
already deemed inactive see
whether they are still eligible voters,
and removing names people who
don respond notices and who miss
two subsequent federal elections. The
county also agreed try weed out
dead people still the rolls.
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
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.
You will recall that 2015
Obama lied CBS Bill Plante when
answering how learned Hillary
Clinton had used unsecured email
server. The same time everybody
else learned it, through news
reports, Obama said. fact, Obama exchanged emails with Clinton over her
unsecured, outlaw server. The
Department Justice (DOJ)
Inspector General (IG) report the
Clinton email investigation further
identifies Comey complicity
the cover-up shield Obama and
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