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Newly released Clinton emails shed light on relationship between State Dept. and Clinton Foundation

From CNN: Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, released 296 pages of emails from the Democratic presidential nominee, including 44 that Judicial Watch says were not previously handed over to the State Department by Clinton. The emails, many of which are heavily redacted, raise questions about the Clinton Foundation’s influence…

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Opinion Journal: Clinton Foundation Favors

From The Wall Street Journal: Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton on new emails that reveal close ties between the Clintons’ charity and the State Department. Photo credit.

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New Clinton email fight: Bill Clinton’s schedules

From Politico: However, the ex-president’s schedules are also popping up in responses to the dozens of other pending suits and FOIA requests. In fact, about 1,000 pages of the heavily redacted Bill Clinton schedules showed up at POLITICO’s offices Monday, apparently in response to a more-than-six-year-old request for information on…

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In email, State asked to ‘take care of’ Clinton Foundation associate

Shortly after Hillary Clinton took the reins as U.S. secretary of State in 2009, a longtime confidante with deep ties to the Clinton Foundation pressed her senior aides to give a job to an unidentified male associate. “Important to take care of” the person, Douglas Band told Clinton aides Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills and Nora…

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Emails: Clinton met with Wall Street exec about policy in China

From the Washington Examiner: Hillary Clinton arranged to meet with an executive from Morgan Stanley while traveling through China as secretary of state, according to a previously undisclosed batch of her emails made public Tuesday.

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Secret emails reveal how Hillary’s closest aide Huma was ordered by Clinton Foundation to open State Department doors to donors

From Daily Mail: A Clinton Foundation official pressed Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin to give special State Department access to a major donor who was accused of laundering money from Nigeria, according to emails released on Tuesday.

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Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’ Biopic Accused of Violating Anti-Terrorism Act

From Breitbart: Oliver Stone and the team behind the upcoming Edward Snowden biopic may have violated federal law by making a film about his life, according to a report from government watchdog Judicial Watch.

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The Dissembling IRS

From The Wall Street Journal: Z Street sued the IRS in 2010 for viewpoint discrimination, arguing that the agency’s behavior violates the First Amendment. The IRS tried to claim immunity but lost in federal court, clearing the way for discovery that produces evidence and internal documents. Now taxpayers are getting…

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Justice Dept. Had ‘Powerful Case’ For IRS Targeting Charges

From The Daily Caller: IRS officials across the chain of command knew for years that it was “extraordinarily inappropriate and dangerous” to send Tea Party tax exemption applications into a “black hole,” FBI interviews recently released by Judicial watch show.

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Justice Dept. Had ‘Powerful Case’ For IRS Targeting Charges

From The Daily Caller: Recently released FBI interviews show the Department of Justice’s failure to prosecute the Tea Party-targeting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials was “patently ridiculous,” Rep. Jim Jordan said. IRS officials across the chain of command knew for years that it was “extraordinarily inappropriate and dangerous” to send Tea Party

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Obama Donor Was Key Investigator in IRS Scandal

From LifeZette: An Obama campaign donor spent approximately 1,529.25 hours as a lead investigator looking into the IRS conservative-targeting scandal as an attorney for the Justice Department, according to a report from Judicial Watch.

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Obama Donor, DOJ Prosecutor Spent More Than 1,500 Hours Looking Into IRS Targeting of Conservative Groups

From The Washington Free Beacon: Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch told the Washington Free Beacon that Judicial Watch learned Department of Justice employees were required to track their hours for administrative purposes, and given Bosserman’s position in the IRS investigation, believed this was in the public’s interest and filed a…

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Judicial Watch: Somali Muslims Get Behind-Scenes Tour of Minneapolis Airport

From Newsmax: A group of Somali Muslims was given a private behind-the-scenes tour of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after complaining to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson they felt harassed and profiled, Judicial Watch reports.

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Real Power Behind IRS Conservative Targeting Scandal Still A Mystery

From The Daily Caller: An internal IRS document prohibited the targeted applicants from being approved automatically for tax exemption, and agency officials were told to send all such applications to the Orwellian-named Group 7822 to await additional guidance, FBI interviews obtained by Judicial Watch show.

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IRS Colleagues Called Lois Lerner ‘Volatile’

From The Daily Caller: Lerner headed the IRS office that targeted conservative and Tea Party non-profit applicants. She sent their tax exemption applications to a bureaucratic “black hole” prior to and after the 2012 election, FBI interviews obtained by the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch show.

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Voter ID and the Real Threat to Democracy

From The Wall Street Journal: The Supreme Court concluded in 2008that voter ID is constitutional and doesn’t impose an unreasonable burden on voters. But the recent decisions of three federal courts

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Obama-Backing Lawyer Spent 1,529 Hours on IRS Probe

From Newsmax: The lawyer, Barbara Bosserman, spent so much time on the case even though House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, sent a letter to then-Attorney General Eric Holder, according to The Washington Post, protesting that she shouldn’t have been included in the investigation.

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Hillary Clinton’s Benghazi Debacle: Arming Jihadists in Libya . . . and Syria

From National Review: Our government knew that the Syrian “rebels,” like the Libyan “rebels,” teemed with jihadists. Not only has this fact long been notorious; Judicial Watch managed to wangle from the government an August 2012 Defense Department memo that flatly states, “The Salafist [sic], the Muslim Brotherhood, and AQI…

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Report: Hillary Clinton’s Campaign Mgr John Podesta Sat on Board of Company that Bagged $35 Million from Putin-Connected Russian Govt Fund

From Breitbart: That’s one of the many revelations from a 56-page report released late Sunday titled “From Russia with Money: Hillary Clinton, the Russian Reset, and Cronyism” by the non-partisan government watchdog group, the Government Accountability Institute (GAI). Breitbart Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon holds the same title in GAI and…

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State Dept. Opposes Media’s Attempt to Get Taped Depositions in Clinton Email Case

From Law Newz: The United States Department of State is opposing the media’s attempt to gain access to taped depositions taken of Hillary Clinton‘s aides. The depositions were taken as part of a FOIA lawsuit filed by conservative watchdog group, Judicial Watch. The group is trying to figure out if…