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:

Tom Fitton: President should Direct DOJ to Comply with FOIA Law Now!

May 24, 2018 — Judicial Watch

On May 23, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the release of the Page and Strozk emails.




Chris Farrell: Investigation vs. Spying into Trump a ‘Distinction without a Difference’

May 23, 2018 — Judicial Watch



Judicial Watch Director of Investigations and Research Chris Farrell appeared on One America News Network (OAN) on May 21 to discuss the presence of an FBI/DOJ informant within the Trump Campaign.


Judicial Watch: FBI to Ask Strzok and Page to Preserve Records

May 23, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department informed Judicial Watch late last week that “the FBI plans to send letters to Peter Strzok and Lisa Page asking them to preserve agency records on their personal accounts and personal devices and requesting confirmation that they are doing so.” Judicial Watch made the preservation request to the FBI as part of its Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit for records of the two current and former FBI officials.

On May 21, U.S. District Court Judge Reggie B. Walton ordered the FBI to begin processing 13,000 pages of previously undisclosed emails exchanged exclusively between FBI officials Strzok and Page between February 1, 2015, and December 2017. The first 500 pages of records are to be processed by June 29, 2018.

(1) the Federal Bureau of Investigation (“FBI”) shall process the 500 pages of potentially responsive records and produce any responsive, non-exempt records…

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Tom Fitton: A DOJ Spying Investigation would be a Win for the Rule of Law

May 21, 2018 — Judicial Watch



On May 21, 2018, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Fox and Friends” on the Fox News Channel to discuss President Trump’s request for a DOJ probe into whether the FBI infiltrated his campaign.



On May 18, 2018, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Sean Hannity Show” on the Fox News Channel to discuss Clapper’s comments on the FBI informant in the Trump Campaign.


Inside Judicial Watch: The Mueller Operation–One Year Later

May 18, 2018 — Judicial Watch



In this edition of Inside Judicial Watch, host Jerry Dunleavy joins JW Director of Investigations & Research Chris Farrell to discuss the year-long Mueller operation, including how it began, how the FISA application process was abused to spy on the Trump Team, and the ultimate objective of the special counsel. Judicial Watch continues to fight for the truth and hold the out-of-control Mueller operation accountable to the rule of law and the Constitution.


Tom Fitton: Giuliani Helped Prove Mueller Investigation is Political

May 17, 2018 — Judicial Watch




The Mueller Investigation has been an Unmitigated Disaster

May 15, 2018 — Judicial Watch




Tom Fitton: Comey and Mueller worked Together on Testimony

May 11, 2018 — Judicial Watch



On May 10, 2018, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton appeared on “Lou Dobbs Tonight” on the Fox Business Network to discuss newly revealed emails proving FBI advised James Comey to coordinate Congressional testimony with Robert Mueller.—More…


Video: JW 60 Seconds: The Clinton/Uranium Connection

May 11, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch announced that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State for all records of communications relating to Uranium One (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00722)). The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 29.

This lawsuit is part of Judicial Watch’s continuing investigation of the highly controversial 2010 Uranium One deal. At the time, a Russia state-owned nuclear firm, Rosatom, sought to buy Uranium One, a Canadian mining company. Because Uranium One held licenses for 20 percent of America’s uranium production capacity, the sale had to be approved by the nine members of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who assented to the transaction. Uranium One interests contributed more than $140 million to the Clinton Foundation.

Read about our latest lawsuit here.


Judicial Watch: Emails Show FBI Advised Comey to Consult with Mueller’s Office Prior to June 2017 Te

May 10, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch today released new emails from the Department of Justice (DOJ) showing that former FBI Director James Comey was advised by FBI officials in May 2017 to consult with Special Counsel Robert Mueller prior to testifying before any congressional committees regarding Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and his firing as FBI director.

According to numerous news reports, Comey met directly with Mueller previous to his June 8, 2017, testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Sources said that Comey’s opening statement and subsequent testimony were coordinated with Mueller.

At the hearing, Comey revealed that he had intentionally leaked material from a memo allegedly documenting a meeting with President Trump in order to help assure the appointment of a special counsel.

I asked a friend of mine to share the content of the memo with a reporter. Didn’t do it myself…

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Chris Farrell: Rod Rosenstein ‘Owes the Public an Answer’

May 10, 2018 — Judicial Watch




Obama White House Official Guilty of Voyeurism Got Many Rapid Promotions, Pay Hikes

May 9, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Obama White House Official Guilty of Voyeurism Got Many Rapid Promotions, Pay Hikes
A White House official convicted for videotaping and photographing up women’s skirts on government time received numerous rapid promotions and pay increases in a short time, records obtained by Judicial Watch show.

It marks yet another case of a handsomely paid senior government employee behaving badly. In this case, the public official rose through the ranks unusually fast during the Obama administration until he got arrested for taking up-skirt pictures and videos of random women on the escalators of the Washington D.C. metro.


Judicial Watch Scores New Victory for 76-Year-Old Veteran Criminally Prosecuted

May 8, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch today announced that the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has affirmed a U.S. Magistrate Judge’s April 11, 2017, dismissal of criminal charges against Judicial Watch client Robert L. Rosebrock, who was prosecuted for allegedly taking “unauthorized” photographs of American Flags at an entrance to a park on the Los Angeles VA campus (United States of America v. Robert L. Rosebrock (No. 2:17-cr-00262)).

The magistrate judge ruled in Rosebrock’s favor on First Amendment grounds. The District Court affirmed the magistrate judge’s dismissal of the charges, but held that the plain language of the regulation under which Rosebrock was prosecuted did not prohibit unauthorized “news” photography anywhere on VA property.

The charges stemmed from allegations that Rosebrock took unauthorized photographs of American Flags and unauthorized videos of VA police on Memorial Day 2016 and Sunday, June 12, 2016—More….


Justice Dept. May Provide Judicial Watch with Previously Redacted Portions of Rosenstein Memo

May 8, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch today announced the Justice Department disclosed that it may soon provide the organization with additional, previously withheld material from the heavily redacted August 2 memorandum in which Rod Rosenstein granted broad authority to Special Counsel Robert Mueller. The memo, controversially, was written in May 2017, three months after Mueller’s appointment. The Justice Department’s notice to Judicial Watch came almost immediately after the explosive District Court hearing in which Judge T.S. Ellis III demanded the full memorandum be made available to the court in two weeks, by May 18.

In a May 4 response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, the agency revealed that it is now “processing the August 2 memo to determine if it can release additional portions that have not already been filed publicly.” The Justice Department had previously refused to acknowledge that any such… More….


Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Comey Book Documents

Apr 17, 2018 — Judicial Watch

WASHINGTON, Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Justice Department for FBI prepublication review and other records about former Director James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00894)).

Judicial Watch filed suit after the Justice Department failed produce any records in response to a March 16, 2018, FOIA request for:

All records of communications between the FBI and former FBI director James Comey relating to an upcoming book to be authored by Mr. Comey and published.

All records, including but not limited to forms completed by former FBI director James Comey, relating to the requirement for prepublication review by the FBI of any book to be authored by Comey with the intent to be published or otherwise publicly available… Read more


Deep State Assault on President Trump

Apr 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Deep State Assault on President Trump

This has been an extraordinary week. It began with an abusive raid on the home and law office of President Trump’s long-time attorney Michael Cohen. And it ended with disclosures from the disgraced former FBI Director’s anti-Trump book and the Department of Justice Inspector General‘s report released today regarding the corrupt behavior of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The attached video lays out my concerns about the Mueller-inspired raid.¬† And as I recently tweeted:




Judicial Watch Statement on Inspector General Report on Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

Apr 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch Statement on Inspector General Report on Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe
WASHINGTON — Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report released today regarding fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe:

 


Chris Farrell: Comey Doesn’t Have any Integrity

Apr 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch




Tom Fitton: ‘Shameful’ DOJ and FBI Slow-walked Turning over 2016 Dossier Memo

Apr 14, 2018 — Judicial Watch




FBI just told Judicial Watch it needs at least 3 years to turn over anti-Trump Strzok-Page texts

Apr 10, 2018 — Judicial Watch