Judicial Watch


Judicial Watch, Inc., a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards of ethics and morality in our nation’s public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach.

Most Recent Articles by Judicial Watch:

U.S. Doles Out Millions During Shutdown—Vulnerable Costa Rican Youth, AIDS in Mozambique

Jan 16, 2019 — Judicial Watch

U.S. Doles Out Millions During Shutdown--Vulnerable Costa Rican Youth, AIDS in Mozambique
The U.S. government may be shut down but it’s still doling out large sums of taxpayer dollars to foreign causes that American citizens may not consider a priority. In the last few days alone, Uncle Sam dedicated millions of dollars in grants to projects that include helping socially vulnerable youth in crime-ridden Costa Rican communities, tackling an AIDS epidemic in Mozambique, improving health in Nigeria and surveilling “important diseases in Senegal.”

There are plenty more with details posted this month on the government’s grant website which says that, during a lapse in federal appropriations, the system will “remain in an operational status.”


Federal Court Orders Discovery on Clinton Email, Benghazi Scandal

Jan 15, 2019 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch announced today that United States District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled that discovery can begin in Hillary Clinton’s email scandal. Obama administration senior State Department officials, lawyers and Clinton aides will now be deposed under oath. Senior officials, including Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI official E.W. Priestap, will now have to answer Judicial Watch’s written questions under oath. The court rejected the DOJ and State Department’s objections to Judicial Watch’s court-ordered discovery plan. (The court, in ordering a discovery plan last month, ruled that the Clinton email system was “one of the gravest modern offenses to government transparency.”)

Judicial Watch’s discovery will seek answers to:

  • Whether Clinton intentionally attempted to evade the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) by using a non-government email system;
  • Whether the State Department’s efforts to settle this case beginning in late 2014 amounted to bad faith; and
  • Whether the State Department adequately searched for records responsive to Judicial Watch’s FOIA request.


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Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates—300% Hike in Bang

Jan 11, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Migrants from Terrorist Nations Try to Enter U.S. Via Mexico at Record Rates—300% Hike in Bangladesh
Federal agents along the southern border routinely encounter individuals from terrorist nations and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) considers them one of the top threats to the United States, according to a congressional report made public this month. Titled “Stopping Terrorist Travel Through Illicit Pathways to the Homeland,” the document outlines the findings of a lengthy investigation involving Special Interest Aliens (SIA) by the House Homeland Security Committee.

SIA’s are individuals from countries outside the western hemisphere—mostly the Middle East, Asia and Africa—that pose a national security risk to the U.S. In Laredo, Texas alone there was an astounding 300% increase in immigrants from Bangladesh, a south Asian Islamic country well known as a recruiting ground for terrorist groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS).


Judicial Watch Seeks to Question Top Obama-Clinton Officials on Clinton Email Issue

Jan 11, 2019 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch announced today that it submitted a court-ordered discovery plan for the depositions of several top former government officials involved in the Clinton email scandal, including Obama administration senior officials Susan Rice, Ben Rhodes, Jacob Sullivan, and FBI official E.W. Priestap.

Judicial Watch “intends to update the Court regarding the depositions of Hillary Clinton and Cheryl Mills at the conclusion of the 16-week discovery period, unless the Court believes such notice is not necessary.”

The plan for discovery is the latest development in Judicial Watch’s July 2014 FOIA lawsuit filed after the U.S. Department of State failed to respond to a May 13, 2014 FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)). Judicial Watch seeks:

Copies of any updates and/or talking points given to Ambassador Rice by the White House or any federal agency concerning, regarding, or related to the September 11, 2012… —Read more…


Tom Fitton: The Nation Needs a Border Wall

Jan 9, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “America Talks Live” on Newsmax TV to discuss the current government shutdown and border security.




“Crisis” of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol — TB, Pneumonia, Influenza,

Jan 9, 2019 — Judicial Watch

“Crisis” of Seriously Ill Migrants Slams Border Patrol — TB, Pneumonia, Influenza, Parasites
Weeks after mainstream media outlets reported that illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States, the Border Patrol reveals that it is getting slammed daily with dozens of illegal immigrants carrying “serious illnesses.” This includes tuberculosis, influenza and pneumonia. In fact, a Guatemalan migrant who died in U.S. custody on Christmas Eve had Influenza B, a virus that causes respiratory infections.

Federal agents are referring 50 illegal immigrants a day for urgent medical care, according to figures obtained by Washington D.C.’s conservative newspaper. Authorities say “it’s unlike anything they’ve ever seen before.” Many of the migrants have tuberculosis, parasites or the flue, the feds confirm.


California and Los Angeles County to Remove 1.5 Million Inactive Voters from Voter Rolls—Settle J

Jan 3, 2019 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch announced today that it signed a settlement agreement with the State of California and County of Los Angeles under which they will begin the process of removing from their voter registration rolls as many as 1.5 million inactive registered names that may be invalid. These removals are required by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

The NVRA is a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations from the voter rolls after two general federal elections (encompassing from 2 to 4 years). Inactive voter registrations belong, for the most part, to voters who have moved to another county or state or have passed away.

Los Angeles County has over 10 million residents, more than the populations of 41 of the 50 United States. California is America’s largest state, with almost 40 million residents.—Read more…


Tom Fitton: What could Mueller’s final report reveal?

Dec 26, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton weighs in on the special counsel probe’s impact over the last year and what it could mean for Mueller’s final report, reportedly expected by February.




Merry Christmas

Dec 23, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Every week in this newsletter we update you on our activities in Washington and around the country. There’s another word for this information – tidings, which means news. It’s a term usually trotted out only at Christmas time.

And then it takes on lustrous connotations.


Tom Fitton: Why Isn’t Department of Justice Investigating Clinton Corruption?

Dec 20, 2018 — Judicial Watch

In this episode of “Inside Judicial Watch,” Tom Fitton discusses what he saw in the courtroom during the sentencing hearing of retired Lt. General Michael Flynn as well as his testimony on the Clinton Foundation & Uranium One scandals in front of the House Oversight Committee.




Tom Fitton: Ballot Harvesting Provides ‘Opportunities for Fraud’

Dec 16, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Daily Ledger” on the One America News Network to discuss Allegations of ballot harvesting in California.

**Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell also published a hard-hitting, must-read editorial in the Hill titled, “Memo for next White House chief of staff: Personnel equals policy.” The editorial discusses the attributes President Trump needs to look for in a Chief of Staff.

You can find the editorial HERE.




Tom Fitton: Clinton Foundation was an ‘Influence Factory’

Dec 16, 2018 — Judicial Watch

On December 14, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Channel to discuss his testimony before Congress on the Clinton Foundation.



 


Tom Fitton: DOJ Suppressed Investigation into Clinton Foundation

Dec 16, 2018 — Judicial Watch

On December 14, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Channel to discuss his testimony before Congress on the Clinton Foundation scandal.




Judicial Watch: Hillary Clinton Files New Answers Under Oath About Email System

Dec 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch announced today Hillary Clinton submitted additional written answers under oath about her email system. Clinton testified that she used the controversial email system for the “purpose of convenience.” Clinton initially objected and refused to answer the questions but was ordered to do so last month by U.S. District Court Judge G Emmet Sullivan.

The court ordered Clinton to “[D]escribe the creation of the clintonemail.com domain name and the decision to set the domain up on the existing server, the date it was decided to create the domain and set it up on the existing server, who made those decisions, and when the domain became operational on the existing server.” Clinton answered under oath:

Subject to and without waiving the forgoing objections, Secretary Clinton answers as follows: As Secretary Clinton prepared in late 2008/early 2009 to serve as Secretary of State, she was aware that President Clinton’s…

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Vince Coglianese: Whole Point of Mueller Probe to Destroy Trump’s Legitimacy

Dec 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch

In this installment of “Judicial Watch: Inside Report,” Bruce Schlesman joins Vince Coglianese, Editorial Director of “The Daily Caller,” to discuss the latest developments with the Mueller operation into alleged Trump/Russia collusion during the 2016 election.




On Watch: Illegal Immigration & the Migrant Caravan Crisis on the Southern Border

Dec 13, 2018 — Judicial Watch

In this episode of “On Watch,” JW Director of Investigations & Research Chris Farrell joins Patricia Cramer, a 14-year veteran of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency to discuss the ongoing illegal immigration crisis on the southern border.




Media Buries Key Facts to Conceal Migrant Health Threat—TB, Hepatitis, HIV

Dec 13, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Here’s a great example of the mainstream media distorting information to promote a liberal agenda, an act that is especially pervasive when it comes to immigration coverage. A story published by NBC news, and reiterated by various other outlets, claims illegal immigrants don’t bring disease into the United States.

The headline reads: “Migrants don’t bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says.” The article focuses on a study commissioned by a medical journal called the Lancet and University College London. The finished product is titled “Global patterns of mortality in international migrants: a systematic review and meta-analysis” and one of the researchers, Dr. Paul Spiegel, proclaims that migrants spreading disease is a “false argument” used to keep them out. The editor of the Lancet said; “In too many countries, the issue of migration is used to divide societies and advance a populist agenda.”


Federal Judge Opens Discovery Into Clinton Email Practices

Dec 7, 2018 — Judicial Watch

A federal judge has ordered Justice and State to join Judicial Watch in discovery into whether Hillary Clinton sought to evade the Freedom of Information Act by using a private email system and whether the State Department acted in “bad faith” by failing to disclose knowledge of the email system.—More…


Chris Farrell: Mueller Probe ‘Frantically’ Trying to Link Trump to Russia

Dec 5, 2018 — Judicial Watch

JW Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “Bill Martinez Live” on Bill Martinez Radio to discuss the ongoing Mueller investigation into alleged Trump/Russia collusion during the 2016 election.




Tom Fitton: Mueller Operation has Benefitted from “Collusive Efforts” by Fusion GPS and

Dec 4, 2018 — Judicial Watch



On December 4, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Fox and Friends First” on the Fox News Channel to discuss meetings with Clinton-DNC law firm that paid for anti-Trump dossier.

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