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The Judicial Watch News Publication from Judicial Watch
OCTOBER 2018
VOLUME ISSUE News PublicationWWW.JUDICIALWATCH.ORG
from Judicial Watch
FBI: Dossier Author Christopher Steele
Not Suitable For Use Source
Documents reveal FBI admonished Steele February 2016
for undisclosed misconduct IMAGES
Judicial Watch forced the FBI
release more than pages heavily
redacted records about Christopher
Steele, the former British spy, hired
with Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee funds,
who authored the infamous dossier
targeting President Trump during
the 2016 presidential campaign. The
documents show that Steele was cut
off Confidential Human Source
(CHS) after disclosed his relationship with the FBI third party.
The documents show least FBI
payments Steele 2016 and document that was admonished for
unknown reasons February 2016.
The documents were turned over
response Judicial Watch Freedom Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit
against the U.S. Department Justice
for records communications and
payments between the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) and former
British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and his private firm, Orbis
See STEELE page
Trump Dossier author, Christopher Steele
Strzok: Declassification Authority Must Mueller Assignment
Message from
the President
Court Report
Judicial Watch recently released pages
FBI documents concerning the assignment former FBI Deputy Assistant Director Peter Strzok
Special Counsel Robert Mueller operation, showing that Strzok insisted retaining his FBI security clearance before moving the Mueller team
and confirming that Strzok played pivotal role
the flawed Hillary Clinton email investigation.
Judicial Watch obtained the records thanks December 2017 Freedom Information Act
(FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch, Inc. Federal Bureau Investigation (No. 1:17-cv-02682)) seeking:
Government
Uncovered
All records regarding the assignment FBI
Supervisor Peter Strzok the special counsel
investigation led former Director Robert
Mueller.
See STRZOK page IMAGES
Corruption
Chronicles
Former FBI official Peter Strzok the Media
Cover Story
Steele
From page
Business Intelligence (Judicial Watch U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:17cv-00916)).
The documents include source
closing communication that states
that Steele (referred CHS
being closed because:
CHS confirmed outside
third party that CHS has confidential relationship with the FBI.
CHS was used source for
online article. the article, CHS
revealed CHS relationship with
the FBI well information
that CHS obtained and provided FBI. November 2016,
CHS confirmed all this the
handling agent. that time, handling agent advised CHS that the
nature the relationship between
the FBI and CHS would change
completely and that was unlikely that the FBI would continue
relationship with the CHS. Additionally, handling agent advised
that CHS was not operate
obtain any intelligence whatsoever behalf the FBI.
The documents also show that
Steele was paid repeatedly the FBI
The documents show
least FBI payments Steele 2016 and
document that was
admonished for unknown
reasons February 2016.
Judicial Watch conservative,
non-partisan American educational
foundation that promotes transparency,
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Judicial Watch advocates high standards ethics and morality America
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Judicial Watch Board Directors
Chris Farrell, Tom Fitton, Paul Orfanedes
and was admonished for some unknown misconduct February 2016.
The documents include:
Editor
Carter Clews
Editorial Assistant
Janice Rurup
Fifteen (15) FD-1023, Source
Reports.
Senior Writer
Dr. Larry Hunter
Circulation Director
John Albertella
Thirteen (13) FD-209a, Contact
Reports.
Direct Response Marketing Manager
Ariana Azizkeya
Eleven (11) FD-794b, Payment
Requests. (It appears Steele was
paid money the times
met with the FBI and gave them
information.)
Graphic Design Consultant
Jeanne Minnix
Production and Traffic Manager
Tim Wathen
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October 2018 Vol.
Issue
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Five More Classified Emails Hillary
Clinton Unsecure System you think heard the end Hillary Clinton
email escapades? Don count it.
JUDICIAL WATCH Tom Fitton
More than three years ago,
May 2015, sued the State
Department (Judicial Watch U.S.
Department State (No. 1:15-cv00687)) after failed respond
our FOIA request seeking:
All emails sent received
former Secretary State Hillary
Rodham Clinton her official capacity secretary state, well all emails other State Department employees Secretary
Clinton regarding her non- state.
gov email address. have now released two batch-
es, 184 pages and pages, newly
uncovered emails that were sent and
received over Clinton unsecure
non- state.gov email system. Five
them contain classified information.
The documents are part the
accelerated schedule production
ordered U.S. District Court Judge
James Boasberg, which requires
the State Department complete
processing September 28, 2018.
The remaining documents are part the 72,000 pages recovered the
FBI its investigation into Hillary
Clinton illicit email server. These
new classified and other emails appear among those that Clinton
had attempted delete had otherwise failed disclose.
The new documents include
material classified confidential negotiations between Northern
Ireland and the U.K., well negotiations with Israel, Palestine and
France. They also include reference Clinton meeting with controversial left-wing billionaire George
Soros and advice Clinton from Sid
These classified Hillary
Clinton emails that she tried hide destroy show
why urgent that the DOJ
finally undertake honest
criminal investigation.
Blumenthal, who was barred from State Department position the
Obama administration but nevertheless continued advise her
matters state.
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HIllary Clinton June 2011, Clinton received
classified information her
non-secure email account from
former British Prime Minister Tony
Blair, which Blair also forwarded
Jake Sullivan, about Blair Middle
East negotiations with Israel, the
Palestinians and the French. January 26, 2010, Clinton
Deputy Chief Staff Jake Sullivan
sent classified information via
his unsecure Blackberry Huma
Abedin State Department email
account that earlier sent Clinton and Abedin nonsecure @clintonemail.com email
accounts about U.K. negotiations
with Northern Ireland. October 28, 2010, Clinton
exchanged information with
her friend Marty Torrey
congressional aide who asked
Clinton email she would
advise that Torrey meet with
former Pakistani President Pervez
Musharraf. Clinton responded
through her non-secure email
See MESSAGE page
www.JudicialWatch.org
Cover Story
Steele
From page
the Justice Department guidelines
and the FBI CHS Policy Manual.
The documents were obtained result lawsuit filed after
the Department Justice failed
respond March 2017 FOIA
request seeking:
All records related the proposed, planned, actual payment any funds Mr. Steele and/or
Orbis Business Intelligence.
All records produced preparation for, during, pursuant
any meetings telephonic conversations between any official,
employee representative the
Federal Bureau Investigation
and Mr. Christopher Steele and/or
any employee representative
Orbis Business Intelligence.
These new docs show the shady,
cash-based relationship the Obama
FBI had with Clinton operative
Christopher Steele, said Judicial
Watch President Tom Fitton. The
anti-Trump Russia investigation had
Christopher Steele its center, and
his misconduct was impediment using information from his Russia
intelligence collaborators spy
the Trump team. The corruption
and abuse astonishing. July 21, separate Judicial
Watch lawsuit uncovered the FISA
warrant documents used justify
spying Carter Page. The warrants
are controversial because the FISA
court was never told that the key
information justifying the requests
came from dossier that was created Fusion GPS, paid agent
the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Fusion
GPS hired Steele create the dossier, and Steele referenced repeatedly Source the warrants.
The initial Carter Page warrant was
granted just weeks before the 2016
election. Steele and his minimally
corroborated Clinton-DNC dossier
was essential part the FBI and
DOJ applications for surveillance
warrants spy Page.
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All records communications
between any official, employee, representative the FBI and
Mr. Christopher Steele, former
British intelligence officer and the
owner the private firm Orbis
Business Intelligence.
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Message from the President
Message
From page
the invitees probably written early 2009, based the period
most these emails seem have
been written), and noted that she
(Clinton) had George Soros
lunch from 1-3 Southampton.
account approving the meeting
and noted that she was emailing
him from Hanoi, Vietnam. email chain dated April
2010, which contains memo
from Sid Blumenthal Hillary
Clinton related the change government Kyrgyzstan,
contained information classified
confidential and redacted
foreign government information
and foreign relations foreign
activities the United States,
including confidential sources.
Blumenthal urged Clinton
develop relations with the new
government Kyrgyzstan:
All this suggests the
necessity for the State Department assert itself and take
the lead developing relations
with the new government. January 26, 2010 email Hillary Clinton from her deputy chief staff, Jake Sullivan, classified
confidential and contained
call sheet that Clinton received
prior placing call Northern
Ireland political leaders. appears
that the redacted portions contain
the names particular members Sinn Fein who were invited particular meeting and the
expectations either themselves other foreign ministers for the
outcomes that meeting. June 13, 2009 email Clinton
from Sullivan with the subject line
Northern Ireland classified
confidential and nearly completely redacted. The particular
subject details are unclear.
Abedin emailed Clinton about
Invites for the week
undated email (but apparently
written before November 2011,
the day Clinton mother died,
because her mother was one
Fight Corruption
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Income For Life October 20, 2010, lawyer Lanny Davis wrote Clinton email
saying, Thank you for who you
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PS. swear you look younger and
better every time see you, Good
night dear Hillary. Lanny. Mr. Davis currently lawyer for former
Trump attorney Michael Cohen. undated email, Blumenthal emailed Clinton about State
Department management issues
and suggested that Joseph
Wilson should spoken with
for his view dept, personnel shrewd. Wilson former
ambassador Gabon who went become Africa consultant
and dealmaker.
These classified Hillary Clinton
emails that she tried hide destroy
show why urgent the Justice Department finally undertake honest
criminal investigation. These emails
also show how the prior investigation the Comey-Strzok-McCabe-Lynch
crowd was joke. past time for
Attorney General Jeff Sessions order new investigation the Hillary
Clinton email scandal.
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Cover Story
Strzok
From page
All records related the reassignment FBI Supervisor Peter
Strzok from the special counsel
investigation another position
within the FBI.
This request includes, but not
limited to, any and all forms SF-50
and/or SF-52, well any and all
related records communication
between any official, employee,
representative the FBI and any
other individual entity. series emails reveal Strzok
insistence that retain all the authorities held deputy assistant
director (DAD) the counterintelligence division (CD), including his
security clearance, after his reassignment the special counsel office. July 13, 2017 email numerous
FBI officials, some whose names
are redacted, Strzok says:
Broadly, need able act
least the capacity old know Strzok can
trusted, and the special
counsel should tell
Strzok abused his special
authorities target
President Trump. Judicial Watch President
Tom Fitton
DAD job approve NSLs [national security letters], conduct [redacted] declassify information, [redacted] agent travel, requisitions, etc. those, the most problematic and
one the most essential declassification authority. response, FBI assistant director the counterintelligence division
William Priestap assures Strzok
will remain free act just did
while deputy assistant director
the counterintelligence division and,
Peter Strzok email insisting retain declassification authority when assignment Mueller team The Verdict
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your DAD authorities, include declassification authority.
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chosen replace you.
Assuming the 7th floor approves,
you will remain books fourth (floating) DAD. When
you move from your DAD position, your DAD slot will revert
back HRD.
These new emails show anti-Trump FBI official Peter Strzok
assignment gave the Mueller special
counsel operation special authorities target President Trump, said
Judicial Watch President Tom
Fitton. know Strzok
can trusted, and the
special counsel should tell Strzok abused his special
authorities target President
Trump.
Strzok was reportedly
removed from the Mueller
investigative team August
2017 and reassigned
human resources position
after was discovered that and another FBI lawyer,
Lisa Page, exchanged text
messages during the Clinton
investigation and campaign
season that raise serious concerns about his anti-Trump/
pro-Clinton bias. They were
also engaged extramarital affair. Strzok ran the
Clinton and Russia investigations.
Judicial Watch
Court Report
JUDICIAL WATCH VICTORY!
Judicial Watch Obtains Carter Page
FISA Court Documents
Judicial Watch President Tom
Fitton made the following statement
regarding the July release 412
pages documents about FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act)
warrants targeting Carter Page, who
had been Trump campaign adviser:
These documents are heavily
redacted but seem confirm the
FBI and DOJ misled the courts withholding the material
information that Hillary Clinton
campaign and the DNC were
behind the intelligence used
persuade the courts approve
the FISA warrants that targeted
the Trump team. Given this
corruption, President Trump
should intervene and declassify
the heavily redacted material.
The FBI does not believe
that Source [Christopher
Steele] directly provided
this information the
press.
The warrants are controversial
because the FISA court was never
told that the key information
justifying the requests came from dossier that was created
Fusion GPS, paid agent the
Clinton campaign and Democratic
~FBI FISA warrant application
dated October [day redacted but
believed 2016, only days before FBI fired Steele not suitable for use
confidential human source for
leaking the press.
One section Carter Page FISA warrant deceptively implying FBI was unaware Steele [Source #1]
was hired Hillary Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee
National Committee. The initial
Carter Page warrant was granted
just weeks before the 2016 election.
This document release supports
criticisms Republicans the
House Intelligence Committee, who
released memo that criticized the
FISA targeting. The memo details
how the minimally corroborated
Clinton-DNC dossier was
essential part the FBI and Justice
Department applications for
surveillance warrants spy Page.
The document production
comes February 2018 Judicial
Watch Freedom Information Act
(FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice
Department rejected July 19, 2017
FOIA request (Judicial Watch U.S.
Department Justice (No. 1:18-cv00245)). The lawsuit seeking:
Copies all proposed and all
See FISA page
www.JudicialWatch.org
Court Report
FISA
From page
Copies all FISC responses
the above-mentioned applications which the Court notified the
FBI Justice Department that would not grant the proposed
applications recommended
changes. any such FISC
responses were provided
orally, rather than writing,
please provide copies FBI Justice Department records
memorializing otherwise
referencing the relevant FISC
responses;
Copies all FISC orders
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final signed FISA applications
submitted the FISC relating
Russian interference the 2016
election, allegations collusion
between people associated with
the Trump campaign and Russia,
and any known Trump associates
regardless context;
Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page
relating the above mentioned
applications, whether denying the
applications and certifications,
denying the orders, modifying
the orders, granting the orders,
other types orders. April, the Department Justice
told the court was processing for
potential redaction and release certain
FISA materials related Carter Page
and agreed production schedule
for responsive records completed
July 20, 2018.
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ANOTHER VICTORY!
Court Orders Justice Department Preserve Comey Personal Email federal court August ordered the Department Justice
preserve federal records located
the personal email accounts fired
FBI Director James Comey. This
action came Judicial Watch and
The Daily Caller News Foundation
(DCNF) motion requesting the court issue order for preservation,
which was opposed the Justice
Department and FBI. the motion, Judicial Watch
argued that there reason concerned that the responsive
records could lost destroyed.
Judicial Watch pointed out that
June 2018, the Justice Department
inspector general stated, identified numerous instances which
Comey used personal email ac-
count Gmail account) conduct
FBI business. The Justice Department, response Judicial Watch
concerns, sent Mr. Comey letter
asking him preserve records but
refused make the letter available
and opposed preservation order. granting the motion for preservation order, the court ruled: order avoid any possible
issues later this litigation,
the Court will GRANT [Judicial
Watch Motion. [The DOJ]
ORDERED take all necessary
and reasonable steps ensure
that any records that are potentially responsive either the
Plaintiffs FOIA requests located former Director Comey
Justice Department inspector General report various activities the FBI and
Justice Department
The FBI has been playing
shell games with Comey
records and other records, pleased the court issued
this preservation order.
~Judicial Watch President
Tom Fitton
personal e-mail account are
preserved. Although contends
that such order unnecessary,
[the DOJ] has not explained why
this preservation order would
prejudice Defendant cause any
undue burden.
The court also explained that its
order did not necessarily mean the
court believed that Mr. Comey either
had government records that they
would lost destroyed.
The ruling comes April
2018 Freedom Information Act
See COMEY page
ces which Comey used identified numerous instan
duct unclassified FBI personal email account con
the absence exigent
business. found that, given with which the use
circumstances and the frequen use personal email
personal email occurred, Come
iness inconsistent
account for unclassified FBI bus
with Department policy.
www.JudicialWatch.org
Court Report
Comey
From page
(FOIA) lawsuit filed after the Justice
Department failed respond
Judicial Watch May 2018 request
and DCNF February 2018 request
(Judicial Watch and The Daily Caller
News Foundation U.S. Department Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00967)). The
lawsuit seeks:
All records written ordered
written Comey summarizing
his conversations with any the following individuals:
Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Hillary
Clinton, Senator Chuck Schumer, IMAGES
Former FBI Director James Comey
There reason concerned that the
responsive [Comey]
records could lost
destroyed.
~JW Preservation
Order motion
Representative Nancy Pelosi, and
Senator John McCain.
All records that identify and
describe all meetings between
former FBI Director James Comey
and President Barack Obama.
The FBI has been playing shell
games with Comey records and
other records, pleased the
court issued this preservation order,
said Judicial Watch President Tom
Fitton. This preservation order
helps ensure Comey records
are going lost destroyed.
expect the Justice Department
take immediate steps make sure
the records are preserved, the
court ordered.
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Corruption
Chronicles
Arab Living Mexico Smuggles Six
Yemenis Into U.S. Via Southern Border
Years after Judicial Watch investigation uncovered that Islamic
terrorists are entering the United
States through the Mexican border,
federal authorities have arrested
Jordanian man for smuggling six
citizens Yemen al-Qaeda
hotbed into the U.S. through
Mexico. The smuggler, 31-year-old
Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi, conspired with others sneak
the six Yemeni nationals across the
Texas border for fee, according statement issued July the
U.S. Department Justice.
Aldairi legal resident
Mexico, the feds reveal their arrest
warrant affidavit. From July 2017
December 2017, conspired with
unnamed others smuggle the
Special Interest Aliens (SIAs) into
the United States through Eagle Pass,
Texas. Sometime between October
31, 2017 and December 12, 2017,
the six citizens Yemen crossed
illegally into the United States from
Mexico, the federal document says,
adding that the SIAs were detained
and interviewed investigators
from the Department Homeland
Security. Each them paid Aldairi
varying amounts money
Federal arrest warrant Moayad Heider Mohammad Aldairi
Judicial Watch also uncovered
State Department records
confirming that Arab
extremists are entering the
U.S. through Mexico with
the assistance smuggling
network cells.
smuggled into the United States from
Mexico, the warrant affidavit states,
adding that all six Yemenis positively
identified Aldairi from photo
lineup the person who brought
them into the country. Yemen
major base for Islamic militants and deemed high-security threat
the State Department. The 2009
Christmas Day airline bombers
proudly trained there.
This hardly isolated case.
Foreigners from nations with terrorist ties have been slipping into the
United States via Mexico for years,
and Judicial Watch has exposed
several plots part ongoing
investigation into the critical national security threats that grip the
region. one operation exposed
Judicial Watch, Mexican drug cartels
smuggled nationals terrorist countries into small Texas rural town
near Paso. elude the Border
Patrol, they used remote farm roads reach stash areas Acala, rural
crossroads located about miles
from Paso.
See ARAB page
www.JudicialWatch.org
Corruption Chronicles the separation families
pouring from Mexico dominates
the airwaves, several disturbing
cases involving illegal aliens shift the
focus back the devastating impact America poorly guarded Southern Border. the last few months
alone, illegal immigrant who had
been deported times attacked his
wife with chainsaw front their
children, another got charged with series violent rapes, and dozens
were arrested for operating major
human-and-drug-smuggling enterprise major U.S. city.
The gruesome chainsaw attack occurred Los Angeles County, which
has long offered illegal immigrants
sanctuary. man named Alejandro
Alvarez-Villegas, deported his
native Mexico times since 2005,
tried kill his wife with chainsaw. local media reports, Immigration
and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
refers him serial immigration
violator but the agency fails explain how that possibly could occur.
Alvarez-Villegas has been charged
with seven felonies and now being
held without bail.
Amazingly, one California newspaper worries that the assailant
immigration status will fuel calls for
Judicial Watch has sued
the San Francisco Sheriff
Department prevent
the use taxpayer funds policies that prohibit
department personnel from
cooperating with federal
immigration law enforcement
officials. The Verdict
OCTOBER 2018 IMAGES
Busy Month For Illegal Immigrants
Committing Heinous Crimes
Serial immigration violator Alejandro Alvarez-Villegas big wall the border with Mexico and spark illegal immigration
foes point the U.S. immigration system failure need
revamping. The piece also quotes
open-borders advocates saying that
domestic violence happens among
American citizens, too, and that
not undocumented problem.
Several hundred miles north,
San Francisco, illegal immigrant
from Peru recently was charged with
rape force violence and other
crimes. Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 37,
was driver for the ride-sharing
company Lyft who somehow passed background check. Lazo faces life prison and being held jail
San Francisco $4.2 million bail.
San Francisco has long provided
illegal aliens with sanctuary and
forbids its law enforcement agencies from cooperating with federal
immigration officials. Judicial Watch
has sued the San Francisco Sheriff
Department (SFSD) under California
law prevent the use taxpayer funds policies that prohibit
department personnel from cooperating with federal immigration law
enforcement officials. Back 2008,
Judicial Watch investigated the
SFSD handling illegal alien
(Edwin Ramos) charged with the triple murder three innocent American citizens. Ramos, who had been
arrested three prior occasions and
convicted two felonies, was never
turned over federal immigration
authorities for removal his native Salvador under San Francisco
sanctuary policies. the other recent case involving
serious illegal immigrant criminal activity, human smugglers and 117
illegal aliens were arrested three
stash houses the area surrounding Paso, Texas and southern New
Mexico. Ninety-three the illegal
aliens are from Mexico and the rest
from Guatemala (12), Honduras
(6), Brazil (3), Salvador (2) and
Peru (1). least three the illegal
immigrants have serious criminal
records, according information
released ICE. 32-year-old Mexican man busted the ring has convictions for child endangerment and
driving while intoxicated well
being arrested for illegally re-entering the United States after being deported. 30-year-old Mexican has
ties drug cartel and previously
See CRIMES page
Corruption Chronicles
Crimes
From page
was arrested for fraud and misuse
visas. 34-year-old Guatemalan has outstanding warrant Florida
for driving under the influence and
also has been charged with illegally
re-entering the United States after
deportation, according the feds.
Besides arresting the criminal elements, the feds also seized more than
1,000 pounds marijuana the Paso bust, large amounts U.S.
and Mexican cash, nine vehicles and
three tractor-trailers. Two American
citizens were nabbed the operation, including 42-year-old man
with prior convictions for aggravat- stalking, kidnaping, possessing deadly weapon and possessing
marijuana with intent distribute.
The other U.S. citizen, 25-year-old
man, has prior convictions for escape
from custody, possessing marijuana,
assault and driving while intoxicated. While all this going on, the
overwhelming majority immigration-related media coverage continues focus children being separated from their parents. Gallup
poll released July reveals that most
Americans consider immigration the
most important problem facing the
nation.
Arab
From page
Judicial Watch also uncovered
State Department records confirming
that Arab extremists are entering the U.S. through Mexico with
the assistance smuggling-network cells. Among them was
top al-Qaida operative wanted
the FBI, identified via cable from
the American consulate Ciudad rez Adnan Shukrijumah.
Shukrijumah helped plan several
U.S. attacks, including plots bomb
Oprah Winfrey studio and detonate
nuclear devices multiple American cities. (Watch Judicial Watch
documentary here: http://jwatch.
us/SunCityCell.) For years, Shukrijumah appeared the FBI most
wanted list and, despite being sought the agency, crossed back and forth
into the United States from Mexico
meet fellow militant Islamists Texas. fact, one the world most
wanted terrorists, Shukrijumah piloted aircraft into the Cielo Dorado
airfield Anthony, New Mexico.
Another renowned jihadist, ISIS
operative named Shaykh Mahmood
Omar Khabir, has traveled back and
forth through the porous southern
border, high-ranking Homeland
Security official told Judicial Watch.
More than 30,000 migrants
who entered the U.S.
through the southwestern
border were from countries terrorist concern.
Khabir, national Kuwait, lives the Mexican state Chihuahua
not far from Paso and has trained
hundreds al-Qaida fighters Pakistan, Afghanistan and Yemen. Mexican drug traffickers help him and
other Islamic terrorists stationed
Mexico cross into the United States explore targets for future attacks,
according state and federal law
enforcement officials interviewed
Judicial Watch.
This has been going for many
years. fact, least two government assessments have backed Judicial Watch reports. One them,
internal Texas Department Public
Safety report, documents that several
members known Islamist terrorist
organizations have been apprehended crossing the Southern Border
recent years. U.S. military intelligence report subsequently disclosed
that more than 30,000 migrants who
entered the U.S. through the southwestern border were from countries terrorist concern.
Just few months ago, Judicial
Watch obtained government figures
showing that alarming number
migrants from Bangladesh, another
hotbed terrorist activity, are
entering the United States through
the Mexican border Texas.
Situated south Asia, Bangladesh recruiting ground for terrorist
groups such the Islamic State
Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and al-Qaeda
Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). For
two consecutive years, U.S. Customs
and Border Protection statistics show
that the Laredo Border Patrol sector highly popular crossing point
for Bangladeshi nationals. During
the first half fiscal year 2018,
209 Bangladeshi nationals had been
arrested. The State Department has
warned significant increase terrorist activity Bangladesh,
most notably carried out ISIS
and AQIS. This year, the Treasury
Office Foreign Asset Control added
ISIS-Bangladesh its sanctions
list inserting the group into the
government growing Counter
Terrorism Designations list.
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Judicial Watch Sues State, DOD, DHS
Obtain Anti-Israel Lobbying Records
All emails from current
former officials the DOD, DHS, State Department Office the
Secretary containing both the
terms BDS and Israel.
The time frame these requests January 2015 through December
31, 2015. February 2016, President
Obama signed into law the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act 2015, which compels U.S. trade
partners cut ties the BDS movement and protects Israeli territories
against illegal discrimination. But,
Obama announced:
All emails from current
former officials the DOD, DHS, State Department Office the
Secretary containing the phrase
boycott divestment and sanctions.
Certain provisions this Act,
conflating Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, are contrary
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States policy, including with regard IMAGES
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Freedom Information Act (FOIA)
lawsuit against the U.S. Department Homeland Security and the U.S.
Departments State and Defense for
all records communications regarding anti-Israel group boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) efforts
lobby the Obama administration
adopt policies harm companies
doing business with Israel (Judicial
Watch U.S. Department Defense
(No. 1:18-cv-01721)).
The suit was filed after all three
agencies failed respond nearly
identical April 23, 2018 FOIA requests seeking:
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President Donald Trump the treatment settlements.
Moreover, consistent with longstanding constitutional practice, Administration will interpret
and implement the provisions
the Act that purport direct the
Executive seek negotiate and
enter into particular international
agreements (section 414(a)(1)) take certain positions international negotiations with respect international agreements with
foreign countries not qualifying for
trade authorities procedures (sections 108(b), 414(a)(2), 415, and
909(c)) manner that does not
interfere with constitutional
authority conduct diplomacy.
Shortly after Obama signed the
act, the Customs and Border Protection Bureau restated the West Bank
Country Origin Marking Requirement rules requiring labeling goods being from the West Bank, despite the fact that not sovereign
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country. The Jerusalem Post later reported the restated rules were result several complaints filed activists
seeking the U.S. follow policy guidelines distinguishing goods produced
from Israel and the West Bank.
Proponents the West Bank
country-of-origin marking requirements claim stems from longstanding bipartisan U.S. policy toward the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict. First put place 1995 under the Clinton
administration, the rule preserve
the distinction between goods produced the State Israel and the
Certain provisions this
Act, conflating Israel
and Israeli-controlled
territories, are contrary
longstanding bipartisan
United States policy,
including with regard the
treatment settlements.
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Signing Statement, Trade
Facilitation and Trade
Enforcement Act 2015
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goods produced the territories
controls over the Green Line.
The BDS movement endorsed
the PLO and other anti-Israel groups
encouraging economic and cultural boycott Israel. has gained the
support radical left-wing groups
here the United States.
Americans deserve know
the Obama-era agenda supporting anti-Israel radicals subverting
U.S. law ongoing, said Judicial
Watch President Tom Fitton. These
entrenched bureaucrats the Deep
State clearly require lawsuits compel observance FOIA law.
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The U.S. District Court for the
Southern District Ohio (Western
Division) issued order granting Judicial Watch motion file
amicus curiae brief that asks the court unseal the depositions former
IRS officials Lois Lerner and Holly
Paz. The court also granted hearing held Thursday, August
Both Lerner and Paz played key
roles the targeting conservative nonprofit groups opposed
Obama policies the runup the
2012 presidential election. Their
depositions were sealed federal
judge after Lerner and Paz lawyers claimed the two were receiving
threats. Judicial Watch argues that
the testimony transcripts sought may
shed light government misconduct, and the shielding internal
government deliberations does not
serve the public interest.
Lerner and Paz asked the court deny Judicial Watch December
14, 2017 motion for leave submit amicus curiae brief. January
2018, Judicial Watch filed reply
brief asking the court accept its
amicus curiae brief (NorCal Tea Party
Patriots, al. The Internal Revenue
Service, al. (No. 1:13-cv-00341)). its August 2018 brief, Judicial
Watch points out that has been
While the federal
government has now
admitted that the targeting
was wrong and for such
treatment, the IRS expresses
its sincere apology, the IRS
continues withhold email
communications from
Ms. Lerner and/or Ms. Paz
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the forefront the investigation into
the IRS conduct:
Court Order granting Judicial Watch motion submit amicus curiae brief
Within days after the Treasury
Inspector General for Tax Administration TIGTA released its
report May 14, 2013 confirming that IRS employees targeted
organizations applying for 501(c)
(4) tax exempt status with conservative-sounding names such
patriot and Tea Party their titles, Judicial Watch led the charge
and initiated investigation into
the IRS conduct toward such
organizations. part its investigation, Judicial Watch submitSee OBAMA page
Upon review Judicial Watch Motion, the Court
concludes the amicus curiae brief tendered Judicial
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*** addition the revelation
IRS employees conduct the
emails uncovered, the records
obtained Judicial Watch also
sparked investigations into Lois
Lerner emails and the IRS failure preserve thousands emails
that were potentially relevant
the various investigations headed Judicial Watch and the U.S.
Congress about the IRS treatment conservative groups. While
the federal government has now
admitted that the targeting was
wrong and for such treatment, the
IRS expresses its sincere apology,
the IRS continues withhold
email communications from
Ms. Lerner and/or Ms. Paz
Judicial Watch played central
role uncovering the IRS scandals, which Lerner and Paz were primary actors, said Judicial Watch
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Former IRS official Lois Lerner
collusion with the Mueller-run FBI
plan prosecutions the very groups
the Obama IRS was persecuting.
Judicial Watch also uncovered the
revelation that thousands Ms. Lerner emails were destroyed the IRS
while Judicial Watch lawsuits and
other investigations were pending.
According the court order,
the extent Defendants Lois Lerner
and Holly Paz intend respond Judicial Watch amicus curiae
brief beyond what has already been
provided the Court, Defendants
Lois Lerner and Holly Paz will
permitted make that presentation the hearing this matter The
hearing took place August 2018 Cincinnati, Ohio. attorney
Ramona Cotca attended and presented
arguments for Judicial Watch. The
court expected rule soon.
Both Lerner and Paz played
key roles the targeting
conservative nonprofit groups
opposed Obama policies the runup the
2012 election.
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Judicial Watch forced the
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release more than pages heavily
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Steele, the former British
spy, hired
with Clinton campaign
and Democratic National Committe funds,
who authored the infamous
dossier
targeting President Trump
during
the 2016 presidential campaign.
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documents show that Steele
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Judicial Watch recently
released pages
Message from
the President
FBI documents concernin the assignment former FBI Deputy Assistant
Director Peter Strzok
Special Counsel Robert
Mueller operation, showing that Strzok insisted retaining his FBI security clearance before moving the Mueller team
and confirming that Strzok
played pivotal role
the flawed Hillary Clinton
email investigation.
Judicial Watch obtained
the records thanks December 2017 Freedom Information Act
(FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial
Watch, Inc. Federal Bureau Investigation (No.
1:17-cv-02682)) seeking:
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Trump-hating agent plans
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August 2018
Judicial Watch uncovered the demand public records request
FBI lawyer Peter Strzok demanded and then secured special
authorities declassify material and
authorize information requests when joined Special Counsel Robert
Mueller Russia probe, government
documents reveal.
New emails obtained Judicial
Watch show Strzok negotiating with
counterintelligence chief Bill Priesap
before formally joining the probe.
Strzok demanded
declassification, other FBI
powers before joining Mueller
team, emails show
Fox News
August 2018
Anti-Trump FBI agent Peter
Strzok insisted preserving his security clearance and powers held deputy assistant director the
Tom Fitton, the head
conservative group Judicial
Watch, has made career
suing the federal government
over suspected bureaucratic
corruption, irritating every
president since Bill Clinton.
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agency before joining Special Counsel Robert Mueller team, newly
released emails show.
The emails, acquired the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch,
reveal that Strzok supervisor agreed make him floating deputy who
would able approve national
security letters and declassify documents all while working
the Mueller team investigating the
Trump campaign alleged collusion
with the Russian government.
Justice Department Silent
about Why has failed
Preserve Comey Emails FOIA
Case
The Daily Caller
August 2018
The Department Justice has
refused take any steps preserve work-related emails former
FBI Director James Comey had personal account that The Daily
Caller News Foundation [DCNF]
and Judicial Watch requested under
the Freedom Information Act, the
conservative watchdog will file
court Friday.
There nothing but complete
silence about why the FBI has failed take steps preserve records
responsive DCNF request,
Judicial Watch attorney Michael
Bekesha will write the filing
before the U.S. District Court for the
District Columbia.
Judicial Watch and DCNF filed
joint lawsuit under the Freedom
Information Act April seeking
records, including emails, Comey
produced regarding meetings and
conversations had with then-President Barack Obama, then-Vice President Joe Biden and variety other
political figures.
Christopher Steele broke
FBI media rules after being
admonished, documents show
The Washington Times
August 2018
The FBI formally admonished
ex-British spy Christopher Steele
early 2016 before began investigating candidate Donald Trump,
according new documents.
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Mr. Steele signed the admonishment and then least two
occasions violated the rule for confidential human sources, CHS,
talking the news media.
News the verbal admonishment contained pages
mostly redacted FBI documents
what Mr. Steele reported CHS,
how much was paid and how
met his demise key bureau undercover source.
The documents were obtained the conservative watchdog group
Judicial Watch, which went court obtain them.
Judge orders DOJ preserve
emails from Comey personal
account
The Hill
August 2018 judge has ordered the
Department Justice (DOJ)
preserve any emails located
former FBI Director James Comey
personal email account after
government watchdog revealed used the account conduct
government business.
The order issued Monday
federal court Washington, D.C.,
comes response request from
the right-leaning group Judicial
Watch asking for the records
preserved for use possible Freedom Information Act (FOIA)
requests. know that listens Tom
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government oversees, welcomes
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Watchdog sues DOJ for
communications among Bruce
Ohr, Christopher Steele, and
Fusion GPS
Washington Examiner
August 09, 2018 conservative watchdog group
announced Thursday that filed
lawsuit against the Justice Department seeking records communications from various offices within the
agency related former Associate
Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr,
his wife Nellie Ohr, Trump dossier
author Christopher Steele, and
U.S. Department Justice, Washington, D.C.
Fusion GPS. statement, Judicial Watch
said sued because the Justice
Department failed respond
Freedom Information Act request
filed May.
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