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:

How Donald Trump was Targeted by the FBI

Mar 14, 2019 — Judicial Watch

In this episode of “On Watch,” Judicial Watch Director of Investigations & Research discusses how the FBI abused counter-intelligence policies to target Donald Trump.




Tom Fitton: Key FBI Officials Were ‘Bending over Backwards’ to Protect Hillary Clinton

Mar 13, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss former FBI lawyer Lisa Page’s testimony on Capitol Hill and special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.




U.S. Government Media Network Fires Journalists Over Report Critical of Soros

Mar 6, 2019 — Judicial Watch

At the request of a scandal-plagued Democratic senator tried for bribery and corruption, the head of the government’s international media networks is abusing his office to punish employees behind a broadcast critical of leftwing billionaire George Soros. U.S.

Agency for Global Media (USAGM) Chief John F. Lansing, an Obama appointee, is utilizing Stalinist techniques to retaliate against the journalists and producers involved in the Spanish-language segment which aired in May 2018 on Television Marti and was available for months online. Eight reporters and editors at the taxpayer-funded media outlet have been fired and Lansing has ordered a review of all content to address “patterns of unethical, unprofessional, biased, or sub-standard journalism.”


Tom Fitton: Rep. Schiff’s Investigation a ‘Remarkable’ Abuse of Power

Mar 5, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss how the Trump administration should react to the new investigation launched by House Democrats.




Tom Fitton Slams Adam Schiff’s Threat to Subpoena Mueller

Feb 26, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the Mueller Probe’s expected report and Rep. Adam Schiff’s threat to subpoena Mueller.




Judicial Watch’s Weekly Update: Another Clinton Cover-Up

Feb 24, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Andrew McCabe, the former deputy director of the FBI, fired after being accused of lying by the DOJ Inspector General, is having his day, boasting of what is effectively a coup attempt against President Trump.

We’d like to know more about that, and we have filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications of McCabe, the Office of the Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or the Office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussing the 25th Amendment or presidential fitness.

Additionally, we are seeking all recordings made by any official in the Office of the Attorney General or Deputy Attorney General of meetings in the Executive Office of the President or Vice President.




DC Mayor Gives Open Borders Group $100,000 to Help Immigrants Become Citizens

Feb 20, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Months after spending $900,000 to supply immigrants and their families with “targeted services and resources,” the mayor of Washington DC is giving an open borders group $100,000 to provide English classes, legal consultants and workshops to help them become American citizens. The mayor, Muriel Bowser, proudly announced this month that the taxpayer allocation “represents the largest such government fund in the nation.” The money will help pay for projects that collaborate with employers to assist immigrant workers with the citizenship process by also hosting seminars, and individual legal consults. “Together, we’re giving more immigrants in our community a fair shot at citizenship,” Mayor Bowser said, bragging about similar programs funded with DC taxpayer dollars. “This grant builds on the work we have done through our Immigrant Justice Legal Services grant program and through the monthly citizenship workshops; it’s an example of how we can work together as a community and use local resources to break down barriers to citizenship.”


Tom Fitton: Bill Barr Needs to Step Up and Defend Trump

Feb 19, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss how former FBI Director Andrew McCabe said that he briefly discussed invoking the 25th Amendment with Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and other DOJ and FBI problems.—More…




Tom Fitton: Shady Deal Offered Between FBI and State Dept to Protect Clinton

Feb 14, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on One America News Network to discuss communications between former FBI lawyer James Baker and Clinton lawyer David Kendall.




Tom Fitton: El Paso Region is ‘Freeway’ for Drug/Human Trafficking & Terrorism

Feb 13, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss a ‘sophisticated narco-terror network’ in El Paso, TX.




The Sun City Cell

Feb 12, 2019 — Judicial Watch

The truth about the illegal alien threat to America’s security:




El Paso a Major Smuggling Route for Mexican Drugs, Illegal Aliens, & Islamic Terrorists

Feb 11, 2019 — Judicial Watch

President Donald Trump’s El Paso visit is a great opportunity to point out that the west Texas city is a rats’ nest of law enforcement corruption, a major smuggling route into the U.S. for Mexican drugs, illegal immigrants, and Islamic terrorists and the headquarters of a sophisticated narco-terror ring operated by two of the FBI’s most wanted. While local officials promote it as one of America’s safest cities, Judicial Watch has exposed in a years-long investigation the disturbing reality gripping the municipality that sits along the Rio Grande across famously violent Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says El Paso is a major hub for Mexican opioids and methamphetamine enroute to the rest of the United States. Just a few days ago U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released figures showing that the El Paso sector had an astounding 1,588% increase in illegal immigrant apprehensions during the first month of 2019 compared to the first month of 2018. Most are coming from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

Drugs and Central Americans aren’t the only things being smuggled in through El Paso. Islamic terrorists are also making it into the U.S. with the help of Mexican drug cartels. Judicial Watch exposed an operation in which Mexican drug cartels smuggle foreigners from countries with terrorist links into a small rural town near El Paso by using remote farm roads—rather than interstates—to elude the Border Patrol and other law enforcement barriers. The foreigners are classified as Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and are transported to stash areas in Acala, a rural crossroads located around 54 miles from El Paso on a state road – Highway 20. Once in the U.S., the SIAs wait for pick-up in the area’s sand hills just across Highway 20.—More…


Judicial Watch’s Weekly Update: JW Exposes Another Sanctuary City

Feb 9, 2019 — Judicial Watch

You have followed our extensive coverage of Veterans Affairs officials in Los Angeles who are blatantly ignoring the needs of veterans and appear to be running some kind of business out of their offices. Despite our lawsuits, the outrages continue, as our Corruption Chronicles blog reports.




Tom Fitton: Trump is ‘First President in a Generation’ Talking Honestly about Border Cri

Feb 7, 2019 — Judicial Watch

In this episode of “Inside Judicial Watch,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton reacts to President Trump’s second State of the Union address, illegal immigration, border security, the latest on the Clinton email scandal, & more!




Tom Fitton: Securing the Border is a Moral Duty

Feb 7, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Fox and Friends First” on the Fox News Channel to discuss the Border Wall and budget debate over it.




Tom Fitton: Mueller is ‘Passing the Baton’ to Deep State DOJ to Continue Harassment of T

Feb 7, 2019 — Judicial Watch

JW President Tom Fitton appeared on “the Larry O’Connor Show” on WMAL Radio to discuss a preview of the State of the Union, details surrounding subpoenas issued to Trump’s inaugural committee, and more.




Tom Fitton: Mueller Probe Plans on Harassing Trump for Entire Term

Feb 5, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the Paul Manafort hearing, the Mueller Probe, and more.




Chuck Ross: Indictments against Roger Stone are ‘Watered Down,’ Don’t Involve Cons

Feb 2, 2019 — Judicial Watch

In this episode of “Judicial Watch Inside Report,” Chuck Ross, an investigative reporter for The Daily Caller, discusses the recent indictments against political operative Roger Stone in relation to alleged collusion between Trump & Russia during the 2016 election.




U.S. Combats Child Marriage Abroad, Grants Thousands of Spousal Visas for Immigrant Kids

Jan 30, 2019 — Judicial Watch

U.S. Combats Child Marriage Abroad, Grants Thousands of Spousal Visas for Immigrant KidsWhile the U.S. government advances policies to prevent child marriage in foreign countries it approves thousands of petitions filed by Americans seeking spouse or fiancé visas for children born abroad. In the last decade more than 8,500 petitions for spousal entry into the U.S. involved minors, according to government figures included in a Senate Homeland Security report (How the U.S. Immigration System Encourages Child Marriages) released this month.

In an overwhelming number of the cases girls were the younger party and in some there were “significant age differences,” Senate investigators found. Two were only 13 years old, 38 were 14 years old, 269 were 15 years old, and 1,768 were 16. The remaining 6,609 were 17 years old, according to the records which were obtained from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).


Tom Fitton: ‘Not One Piece of Evidence’ of Trump/Russia Collusion in Roger Stone Indictm

Jan 29, 2019 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Breitbart News Daily” on Sirius XM Patriot 125 Radio to discuss the latest developments with the Roget Stone indictment by the Mueller special counsel investigation.