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  • James Comey discussed sensitive FBI business on his private email [hundreds of times]

    11/09/2018 6:38:20 PM PST · by springwater13 · 36 replies
    Fired FBI chief James Comey used his private Gmail account hundreds of times to conduct government business — and at least seven of those messages were deemed so sensitive by the Justice Department that they declined to release them. The former top G-man repeatedly claimed he only used his private account for “incidental” purposes and never for anything that was classified — and that appears to be true. But Justice acknowledged in response to a Freedom of Information request that Comey and his chief of staff discussed government business on about 1,200 pages of messages, 156 of which were obtained...
  • Federal Court Orders Hearing in Judicial Watch Case Seeking Testimony of Hillary Clinton

    10/11/2018 9:04:36 PM PDT · by bitt · 33 replies
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 10/11/2018 | admin
    (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a federal court ordered a hearing for Friday, October 12, regarding a request for testimony under oath from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Cheryl Mills and several other State Department officials about Clinton email searches in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit about the Benghazi terrorist attack. The hearing was set by U.S. District Court Judge Royce C. Lamberth. Hearing Date: Friday, October 12, 2018 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: Courtroom 15
  • Pelosi files FOIA request for records related to FBI's Kavanaugh investigation

    10/08/2018 8:12:35 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/08/18 | JUSTIN WISE
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request in an attempt to obtain all of the records related to the FBI investigation into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "The GOP’s decision to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court has wounded the very soul of justice in our country," Pelosi wrote in a statement to her Democratic colleagues. "To preserve the full record of this dark chapter, I am filing a FOIA request so the public can see the FBI report, transcripts of interviews, instructions from the White House, and any communications...
  • Nancy Pelosi to file FOIA request for FBI report on Kavanaugh

    10/07/2018 6:33:46 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 53 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/20/18 | Gabriel Munoz
    House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi announced on Saturday that she will file a Freedom of Information Act request for the FBI report on sexual assault allegations against incoming Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. “In purposefully limiting the FBI investigation, it is clear the Republicans were not seeking the truth,” Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, said in a statement. “They were seeking cover to do what they wanted to do anyway. To add insult injury they blocked the public’s access to the report.” Mrs. Pelosi revealed her plans after the Senate confirmed Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination with a 50-48 vote. The FOIA...
  • Crisis at the National Archives (Obama records missing)

    06/10/2018 3:05:08 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 91 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 10, 2018 | Thomas Lipscomb
    In the middle of directing the difficult task of transferring the historically important records of the Obama administration into the National Archives, the archivist in charge, David Ferriero, ran into a serious problem: A lot of key records are missing. A first-rate librarian, Ferriero has been driving a much-needed digital overhaul and expansion of the National Archives over the nine years of his appointment. This will greatly improve the ability of digital search locally and remotely, as well as accessing the files themselves. To support this effort, in 2014 President Obama signed the Presidential and Federal Records Act Amendments. For...
  • Kavanaugh’s Most Sensitive White House Records Won’t Be Released And Democrats Aren’t Happy

    09/01/2018 8:02:32 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 29 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 09/01/2018 | Kevin Daley
    Schumer and other Senate Democrats have threatened to sue the National Archives under the Freedom of Information Act is they withhold certain Kavanaugh records from the Senate.
  • Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

    08/31/2018 1:22:38 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 136 replies
    www.judicialwatch.org ^ | AUGUST 31, 2018 | Staff
    ‘[N]o such hearings were held with respect to the acknowledged FISA applications. Accordingly, no responsive hearing transcripts exist.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that in response to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the Justice Department (DOJ) admitted in a court filing last night that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court held no hearings on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) spy warrant applications targeting Carter Page, a former Trump campaign part-time advisor who was the subject of four controversial FISA warrants. In the filing the Justice Department finally revealed that the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court...
  • Deep State DOJ Tells Court it is Unable to Give Judicial Watch Requested Fusion GPS Documents Due...

    08/24/2018 6:56:44 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | August 23, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    FULL TITLE: Deep State DOJ Tells Court it is Unable to Give Judicial Watch Requested Fusion GPS Documents Due to a “Glitch” Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch attended a hearing in federal court this week after the Justice Department failed to respond to a December 12, 2017, FOIA request seeking records on oppo research firm Fusion GPS. The Justice Department argued that it is unable to produce the requested records due to “technical issues.” Where else have we heard this before? Judicial Watch is seeking the following from the DOJ: All records of contact or communication, including but not limited...
  • Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure

    08/16/2018 6:54:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018
    Judicial Watch today released two batches, 184 pages and 45 pages, of newly uncovered emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from the U.S. Department of State sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system. Five emails contain classified information. Judicial Watch obtained the documents in response to a FOIA lawsuit filed on May 6, 2015, after the State Department failed to respond to a March 4, 2015 FOIA request .. seeking: All emails sent or received by former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton in her official capacity as Secretary of State, as well as all emails...
  • ‘National Disgrace’ – UK Home Office Rejects Syrian Christians, Refugee Intake 100 Percent Muslim

    08/05/2018 6:57:24 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/29/18 | Virginia Hale
    The British government has admitted that no Christians were taken among the Syrian refugees flown into Britain recently, with the Home Office rejected the handful of non-Muslims selected for resettlement by the United Nations. Despite the persecution of Christians at the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria having been declared genocide by the U.S., the European Union (EU) and even British MPs themselves in a 2016 parliamentary vote, the 1,112 Syrians that Britain resettled in the first three months of 2018 consisted only of Muslims. The Barnabas Fund, an aid agency which supports Christians persecuted for their faith, obtained the...
  • Just Released: Here’s What The FBI Is Hiding About Christopher Steele

    08/04/2018 7:37:09 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/03/2018 | Joe Simonson
    The FBI released its internal records on Christopher Steele, the former British spy behind the controversial “Russia dossier.” One problem: Nearly every page has been redacted. The total records, made public Friday, span 71 pages and contains various documents showing payments to Steele, who is referred to as a “Confidential Human Source,” over an unlisted period of time. While most of the documents are nearly completely redacted, they do show that in February 2016 the FBI had “admonished” Steele. (RELATED: REVEALED: Christopher Steele Visited The State Department Just Before The Election) “Verbally admonished the [Confidential Human Source] CHS with CHS...
  • JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IS SILENT ABOUT WHY IT HAS FAILED TO PRESERVE COMEY EMAILS IN FOIA CASE

    08/03/2018 7:30:07 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 40 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3 Aug 2018 | Richard Pollock
    The Department of Justice is refusing to preserve work-related emails on former FBI Director James Comey’s private account. The Justice Department Inspector General disclosed that Comey used a personal email account to conduct agency business. The Justice Department has refused to turn over government records on Comey’s personal account, which The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch requested under the Freedom of Information Act. The Department of Justice has refused to take any steps to preserve work-related emails former FBI Director James Comey had on a personal account that The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch requested under...
  • DAILY CALLER NEWS FOUNDATION AND JUDICIAL WATCH SEEK TO PRESERVE COMEY’S PRIVATE EMAILS

    07/29/2018 7:29:31 PM PDT · by lasereye · 3 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/27/18 | Richard Pollock
    The Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch asked a federal judge Thursday to order the Department of Justice to preserve all of former FBI Director James Comey’s personal emails that were related to two Freedom of Information Act requests. Both groups filed their motion before U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Colleen Judge Kollar-Kotelly, who was nominated by former President Ronald Reagan. Judicial Watch and TheDCNF filed suit against the Justice Department on April 25 as part of the FOIA requests, which seek records of Comey’s meetings and conversations with then-President Barack Obama, as well as summaries...
  • Surveillance footage shows one of President Obama's senior officials (taking upskirt photos)

    07/27/2018 1:59:12 PM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 56 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 27 July 2018 | Wills Robinson
    Full headline: EXCLUSIVE: Surveillance footage shows one of President Obama's senior officials following a woman around a DC Metro station and taking a picture up her skirt with his cell phone Surveillance footage exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com shows one of President Obama’s senior officials following a woman around a DC Metro station and taking a picture up her skirt with his cell phone. William Mendoza was caught on security cameras carrying out the vile act while he was executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education. As a result of his actions, the married...
  • Weekly Update: Big Win For Clean Elections

    07/21/2018 9:42:52 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 20, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls The ATF Is Still Stonewalling on Reclassification of AR-15 Ammunition Soros-Front Group Blasts Judicial Watch for Exposing Its Marxist Guerilla Ties Victory: Consent Decree Requires Kentucky to Clean Up Election Rolls We have taken the lead nationwide in defending state voter ID laws and other commonsense election integrity measures, filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court and in several circuit courts of appeal and trial courts. We supported North Carolina’s implementation of its election integrity reform laws, most recently filing amicus briefs in the Supreme Court in March 2017....
  • Weekly Update: JW Gets Strzok-Page Docs

    07/14/2018 8:49:56 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! President Trump’s Supreme Court Pick: A Victory for the Rule of Law Another Obama scandal: ‘Unaccompanied Children’ Included Criminals, Smugglers, & Traffickers The John Brennan-Harry Reid Collusion to ‘Get Trump’ Judicial Watch Victory: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Documents! If you watched disgraced FBI Agent Peter Strzok bob and weave around the truth in his testimony to Congress this week you will understand our difficulty in getting Strzok’s official communications out of the FBI/Justice Department. We don’t give up, however, and we are succeeding. We just released 87 pages of records from...
  • Judicial Watch: FBI Begins Releasing Strzok-Page Communications, DOJ Objects to Preservation Order

    07/13/2018 12:28:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | July 13, 2018 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch obtains the first court-ordered production of Strzok-Page communications from the FBI (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has received 87 pages of records from the Department of Justice revealing former top FBI official Peter Strzok and FBI attorney Lisa Page’s profanity-laced disdain for FBI hierarchy and policies. The DOJ, meanwhile, is resisting Judicial Watch’s request for a court order to preserve all responsive Page-Strzok communications. Strzok and Page’s anti-Trump text messages became center-stage amid allegations of bias at the Bureau, and both have been subpoenaed to testify before the House Judiciary and the Oversight and...
  • Bill Clinton on Hillary’s Private Email Server: ‘She Just Used What Was Mine

    06/26/2018 6:20:52 PM PDT · by Pollard · 70 replies
    breitbart ^ | 6/26/2018 | Aaron Klein
    The former president told the Inspector General that the private server was his and that he never thought his wife’s use of the server while she was secretary of state would amount to a serious issue. “It was after all my server and the FBI knew it was there and the Secret Service approved it coming in and she just used what was mine,” Clinton stated. As the report relates, Clinton said that he didn’t originally think the FBI’s investigation “amounted to much frankly so I didn’t probably take it as seriously as maybe I might have in this unusual...
  • CRIME: Obama DOJ Official Lied To IG About Tipping Off Podesta

    06/20/2018 6:53:08 AM PDT · by blueyon · 10 replies
    bigleaguepolitics.com ^ | 6/19/18 | Patrick Howley
    A top official at Barack Obama’s Department of Justice lied to the inspector general Michael Horowitz about his role in tipping off Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta regarding details of the Clinton criminal investigations. Peter Kadzik lied to the inspector general, which WikiLeaks points out is a criminal offense.
  • Who's on contractor selection committee? Tollway won't say

    06/16/2018 10:35:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Chicago Daily Herald ^ | May 21, 2018 | Marni Pyke
    The Illinois tollway contends its no-bid process that uses a selection committee to makes recommendations to the board on expensive engineering contracts is independent and transparent. But when asked to provide meeting minutes, the agency blacked out the names of committee members in a majority of cases, making it impossible to see who is voting -- a response criticized by attorney and public access expert Don Craven as improper under Illinois open records law. When the names did surface they included tollway board Director Corey Brooks, who like all directors is appointed by Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, countering claims the...