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:

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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Chris Farrell: How the State Dept. Outsources YOUR Tax Dollars to George Soros Front Groups

Nov 30, 2018 — Judicial Watch

November 29, 2018- JW Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on “No Spin News” on billoreilly.com to discuss the caravan and its potential source of funding.




Judicial Watch Sues for Documents on Obama DOJ Effort to Shut Down Clinton Foundation Investigation

Nov 30, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON, Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications involving any investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) into the Clinton Foundation (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-02536)

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agency failed to respond to a May 4, 2018, FOIA request for:

All records of communication, including but not limited to e-mails (whether sent or received on .gov or non-.gov e-mail accounts), text messages, or instant chats, sent between officials in the offices of the FBI Director, Deputy Director and General Counsel on the one hand, and officials in the offices of the Attorney General, Deputy Attorney General and or Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General on the other hand, regarding the closure or possible closure of an investigation into the Clinton Foundation.


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Uncovering Corruption in the Mueller Inquisition

Nov 30, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Government corruption doesn’t end with a change in administrations. The DOJ is protecting the Mueller probe–and Mueller is operating without proper oversight. That’s where Judicial Watch comes in…

 


Honduran President’s Brother Charged for Trafficking Tons of Drugs with Help of National Polic

Nov 28, 2018 — Judicial Watch

As the migrant caravan that originated in Honduras treks north, the brother of that country’s president—a former lawmaker in the Central American nation—has been arrested and indicted in the U.S. on drug and weapons charges. His name is Juan Antonio Hernandez and he is the younger brother of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has blamed leftist interests for manipulating migrants to destabilize the country. The younger Hernandez is a former member of the National Congress of Honduras and the feds say he’s a bigtime drug trafficker who has moved tons of cocaine through the region in the last decade with the help of Honduran politicians and law enforcement officials.

A few days ago, Hernandez was arrested in Miami, Florida and this week he was charged in federal court with conspiring to import cocaine into the United States, weapons offenses involving the use and possession of machine guns and destructive devices and making false statements to federal agents. The case is being tried in a Manhattan, New York federal court and has been assigned to U.S. District Judge P. Kevin Castel, a George W. Bush appointee, according to a statement issued by the Justice Department. Manhattan’s top federal prosecutor says Hernandez was involved in all stages of trafficking multi tons of U.S.-bound cocaine through Honduras. The president’s younger sibling also arranged machine gun toting security for cocaine shipments, bribed law enforcement officials for sensitive information to protect drug shipments and solicited large bribes from major drug traffickers.—More….


Tom Fitton: ‘OUTRAGEOUS’ that DOJ and State Dept. CONTINUE to Protect Hillary Clinton

Nov 20, 2018 — Judicial Watch



In this edition of “Inside Judicial Watch,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton gives an update on some of the key cases and investigations Judicial Watch is involved with, including the Clinton email scandal, the Mueller probe into alleged Trump/Russia collusion during the 2016 election, and the midterm election recount in Florida.


Tom Fitton: Congress failed in its oversight of Rosenstein, DOJ

Nov 16, 2018 — Judicial Watch

On November 16, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Fox and Friends First” on the Fox News Channel in the discuss if Rod Rosenstein will appear before Congress.



Tom Fitton: Congress failed in its oversight of Rosenstein, DOJ


Judicial Watch: Federal Court Ordered Hillary Clinton to Answer Additional Email Questions Under Oat

Nov 15, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch announced today that U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan ruled that within 30 days Hillary Clinton must answer under oath two additional questions about her controversial email system.

In 2016, Clinton was required to submit under oath written answers to Judicial Watch’s questions. Clinton objected to and refused to answer questions about the creation of her email system; her decision to use the system despite warnings from State Department cybersecurity officials; and the basis for her claim that the State Department had “90-95%” of her emails.

After a lengthy hearing yesterday Judge Sullivan ruled that Clinton must address two questions that she refused to answer under-oath.

Describe the creation of the clintonemail.com system, including who decided to create the system, the date it was decided to create the system, why it was created, who set it up, and when it became operational.—More…


The Untold TRUTH about Andrew McCabe’s Corruption!

Nov 8, 2018 — Judicial Watch

In this episode of “Inside Judicial Watch,” host Bruce Schlesman joins JW Senior Investigator Bill Marshall to discuss Judicial Watch’s latest lawsuit about the FBI’s record-keeping policies as well as the Andrew McCabe text message scandal.




Judicial Watch Sues Energy Department for Documents on Controversial Lobbying Deal by Former Trump L

Nov 7, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Energy for all records of communications relating to Michael Cohen and the application for a $5 billion federal loan guarantee for the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Energy (No. 1:18-cv-02208)). Cohen, who was reportedly offered a $10 million “success fee” and paid a monthly retainer for his efforts on behalf of the Alabama nuclear-power project, never registered as a federal lobbyist.

The suit was filed after the Department of Energy failed to respond to an August 22, 2018, FOIA request for:

  • All records of communications between the Department of Energy (DOE), including oral communications, and Michael Cohen relating to the loan application for the Bellefonte Nuclear Power Plant.
  • All records of communications between the DOE and Michael Cohen in relation…


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Judicial Watch Statement on Resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Nov 7, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON,  Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement in response to the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, bringing an end to his controversial tenure as the nation’s top law enforcement officer:

I hope transparency and rooting out corruption and abuse becomes the focus of any new Attorney General. President Trump has been terribly victimized by Justice Department and FBI corruption. The Justice Department was a black hole in terms of transparency. It covered up institutional misconduct and, unbelievably, went out its way to defend misconduct by Hillary Clinton and other Obama administration officials.

Now that President Trump has removed AG Sessions and appointed Mr. Whittaker as Acting Attorney General, I hope the new DOJ leadership ends the abusive Mueller investigation and finally does a serious prosecution of Clinton’s email crimes and other misconduct.


Narco-Terrorism to Worsen under Mexico’s New Leftist President, State Dept. Warns

Nov 7, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Narco-Terrorism to Worsen under Mexico’s New Leftist President, State Dept. Warns
The overwhelming majority of illegal drugs in the United States already come from Mexico and Mexican traffickers are the greatest criminal threat to the nation, but things are about to get worse when Mexico’s new leftwing president takes over.

His name is Andrés Manuel López Obrador (known popularly as AMLO), he opposes hardline anti-drug policies and believes in amnesty for drug war criminals. A State Department document obtained by Judicial Watch warns that Obrador, who takes over on December 1, will seek to decriminalize marijuana and poppy cultivation early in his term.


Gitmo Terrorists Obama Traded for Army Deserter “Reinforce” Taliban in Qatar

Nov 1, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Gitmo Terrorists Obama Traded for Army Deserter Reinforce Taliban in Qatar
The Guantanamo terrorists released by Barack Obama in exchange for a U.S. Army deserter have joined the Taliban’s “political” office in Qatar. The move reinforces the terrorist group’s operations, according to the Spanish international news agency that broke the story this week.

The five men were incarcerated at the U.S. military prison in southeast Cuba because they held positions of great importance with the terrorist group, including Chief of Staff of the Taliban Army and the Taliban Deputy Minister of Intelligence. One U.S. Senator referred to the freed jihadists as the “Taliban Dream Team.”


Young Angry Men & Gangbangers March Towards U.S. Yelling “Vamos Para Allá Trump!”

Oct 23, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Young Angry Men & Gangbangers March Towards U.S. Yelling Vamos Para Allá Trump!
Besides gang members and mobs of young angry men, the Central American caravan making its way into the United States also consists of Africans, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans and Indians.

Judicial Watch is covering the crisis from the Guatemalan-Honduran border this week and observed that the popular mainstream media narrative of desperate migrants—many of them women and children—seeking a better life is hardly accurate.


Tom Fitton: ‘We Have to Deploy the Military to Secure the Border Now’

Oct 22, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Channel to discuss the Guatemalan President claiming Guatemala caught a 100 ISIS terrorists in the migrant caravan.




Judicial Watch Files Bar Complaint Against Christine Blasey Ford’s Lawyers

Oct 20, 2018 — Judicial Watch

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee during the hearings on the nomination of the Honorable Brett Kavanaugh.

According to the Judicial Watch complaint, by not informing their client Dr. Ford that Sen. Chuck Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee offered in a letter to “fly female staff investigators to meet Dr. Ford… in California, or anywhere else, to obtain (her) testimony,” Katz, Banks, and Bromwich violated the following District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct:—More…


100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.

Oct 18, 2018 — Judicial Watch

100 ISIS Terrorists Caught in Guatemala as Central American Caravan Heads to U.S.
In a startling revelation, Guatemala’s president announced in the country’s largest newspaper that nearly 100 ISIS terrorists have been apprehended in the impoverished Central American nation. Why should Americans care about this?

A caravan of Central American migrants is making its way north. Let’s not forget that Guatemala is one of the countries that bombarded the U.S. with illegal immigrant minors under Barack Obama’s open border free-for-all. They came in droves from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala through the Mexican border and for years Uncle Sam rolled out the welcome mat offering housing, food, medical treatment and a free education


Tom Fitton on CBN: 3.5 MILLION ‘Ghost Voters’ on Voter Rolls—‘That’s where you get fraud’

Oct 18, 2018 — Judicial Watch

On October 17, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on the Christian Broadcasting Network (CBN) to discuss election integrity and how dirty voter rolls can mean dirty elections.