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:

Fed Audit Exposes Corruption in Illegal VA Land Sharing Deals at LA Facility

Oct 4, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Fed Audit Exposes Corruption in Illegal VA Land Sharing Deals at LA Facility
In a huge victory for military vets fighting the illegal use of a Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) facility, a federal audit exposes rampant fraud and corruption involving the illicit land sharing agreements made by crooked VA officials. Judicial Watch launched an investigation into the deals and has two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests pending.

A third FOIA request for additional records was recently filed by Judicial Watch after gathering new details pertinent to the case. Conducted by the VA Office of Inspector General (OIG), the investigation vindicates vets embroiled in a long and nasty fight against the abuse and misappropriation of VA property.


Tom Fitton: FBI Investigation of Kavanaugh is not Needed

Oct 1, 2018 — Judicial Watch

JW President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss how President Trump ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation into the allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh.




Tom Fitton: Rosenstein Discussed a Coup

Sep 25, 2018 — Judicial Watch

On September 24, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “After the Bell” on the Fox Business Network to discuss whether there’s a bureaucratic coup at the FBI and Department of Justice.




THE LATEST REVELATION on Bruce Ohr & the Clinton-DNC Dossier

Sep 20, 2018 — Judicial Watch

In this edition of “Inside Judicial Watch,” JW Senior Attorney Ramona Cotca joins host Jerry Dunleavy to discuss the latest developments in our battle to get to the truth about the Department of Justice’s relationship with Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm that produced the Clinton-DNC dossier on Trump.




Judicial Watch Statement on Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

Sep 20, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Statement on Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing
(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the latest efforts to delay Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation by the Senate:


Chris Farrell: Rosenstein Needs to be Fired

Sep 18, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the Department of Justice’s response to President Trump’s FISA declassification request.




Tom Fitton: Why are Chris Wray and Jeff Sessions Protecting Hillary Clinton?

Sep 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch

JW President Tom Fitton appeared on the “Sean Hannity Show” on Fox News Radio to discuss the FISA spy warrant applications used to target the Trump Team, the Clinton-DNC dossier, and the latest on the Clinton email scandal.




Sheriff Makes Secret Deal with ACLU to Stop Detaining Illegal Immigrants

Sep 13, 2018 — Judicial Watch

A federal appellate court just heard oral arguments involving an outrageous backdoor deal in which a county sheriff promises a leftwing civil rights group to stop detaining illegal immigrants. The case comes out of Marion County Indiana where an illegal alien, Antonio Lopez-Aguilar, was arrested by local law enforcement after a traffic court hearing in Indianapolis.

At the time the Marion County Sheriff’s Office had an agreement with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to hold suspects in the U.S. illegally like Lopez-Aguilar until federal officers pick them up for processing.


Tom Fitton: “FBI has Contempt for the Rule of Law”

Sep 12, 2018 — Judicial Watch

On September 11, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Outnumbered Overtime” on the Fox News Channel to discuss newly revealed text messages between fired FBI official Peter Strzok and former FBI attorney Lisa Page.




Tom Fitton: The President Should Declassify More Documents

Sep 5, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the report that special counsel Robert Mueller will accept written answers from President Trump on whether his campaign worked with Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential election.




Govt.-Funded News Outlet Finds Most School Shootings in Fed Report Did Not Occur

Sep 5, 2018 — Judicial Watch

In an amusing story, a government-funded media outlet notorious for its liberal slant found that the overwhelming majority of school shootings listed in a federal report never occurred. The embarrassing blunder involves Department of Education (DOE) figures stating that schools around the U.S. reported an alarming 235 shootings in one year.

National Public Radio (NPR) launched an investigation and actually contacted every one of the schools included in the DOE data, which was gathered by its Office for Civil Rights. The figures focus on the 2015-2016 school year and reveal that “nearly 240 schools…reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting.”


Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants

Aug 31, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch: Justice Department Discloses No FISA Court Hearings Held on Carter Page Warrants
(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.


Tom Fitton: No One has Ruled Out if Clinton’s Email Server was Compromised

Aug 30, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on the Fox News Channel to discuss A Daily Caller report that a Chinese state-owned company hacked former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server and may have had real-time access to her emails.




Chris Farrell: Michael Cohen Lawyer Lanny Davis Should be Ignored

Aug 23, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss Michael Cohen’s plea deal and President Trump’s reaction to it.




U.S. Creates Landlord Task Force to Strong Arm Property Owners into Renting to the Poor

Aug 23, 2018 — Judicial Watch

U.S. Creates Landlord Task Force to Strong Arm Property Owners into Renting to the Poor
Citing a shortage of affordable housing in “higher opportunity neighborhoods,” the Trump administration is strong arming private landlords nationwide into renting to low-income tenants that get government vouchers. This week the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) launched a special Landlord Taskforce to coerce more property owners to accept the taxpayer-funded subsidies (Housing Choice Voucher—HCV) issued to millions of poor people around the country.

HUD Secretary Ben Carson created the special task force after studies conducted by leftist entities found that most landlords don’t accept the government vouchers, especially in nicer neighborhoods.


NY AG’s Desperate Appeal

Aug 22, 2018 — Judicial Watch

NY AG's Desperate Appeal
BROOKLYN, NY - The New York Attorney General has filed an appeal in the case against 13 pro-life Christians who counsel women and share the gospel on the public sidewalks outside New York’s largest abortion business.

The District Judge Carol Bagley Amon denied an injunction sought by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) in which Scott Fitchett, Jr., represented by Liberty Counsel, was sued with the other defendants in June 2017 by former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The OAG wanted to shut down the Christian and pro-life speech of the defendants outside Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, NY.


Judicial Watch Uncovers Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure, Non

Aug 17, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Five More Clinton Emails Containing Classified Material on Her Unsecure, Non-‘State.gov’ Email System
(Washington, DC) – 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.


Tom Fitton: Strzok’s Firing Proves that Mueller’s Investigation is Compromised

Aug 15, 2018 — Judicial Watch



JW President Tom Fitton appeared on “After the Bell” on the Fox Business Network to discuss how the firing of former FBI agent Peter Strzok proves that special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation is flawed.


Tom Fitton: Peter Strzok should be Criminally Investigated

Aug 15, 2018 — Judicial Watch



Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the firing of former FBI agent Peter Strzok and the Russia probe.


Tom Fitton: Mueller Operation Built on ‘Sand and Corruption’

Aug 11, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss how newly reported emails showed that Justice Department official Bruce Ohr continued to maintain extensive contact with Christopher Steele.