A foreign company hired by the U.S. government to mentor and train Afghan intelligence officers billed Uncle Sam for more than $50 million in luxury cars — including Porsches, an Aston Martin, and a Bentley — and the lucrative salaries of executives and their spouses (who didn’t do any work). The firm also spent $1,500 […]
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Washington, D.C. – Judicial Watch today announced that it filed two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State for records of communications regarding anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions’ (BDS) groups’ efforts to lobby the Obama administration to ignore trade laws that protect Israel. […]
(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced that on August 8, 2017, D.C. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta ordered the State Department “to search the state.gov e-mail accounts of Huma Abedin, Cheryl Mills, and Jacob Sullivan,” former aides of Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State. The State Department is ordered to search in those accounts […]
Justice Department Blacks Out Talking Points on Lynch-Clinton Tarmac Meeting We have begun to see how the Trump administration responds over time to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) queries, especially our requests regarding shady dealings in the Obama administration. We aren’t encouraged. One must wonder if Obama holdovers at the Department of Justice (DOJ) are […]
In this episode of On Watch, Judicial Watch Director of Investigations Chris Farrell discusses the investigation into the alleged Trump/Russia collusion, the missing Clinton emails, the DNC email hacking scandal, and the Awan Brothers controversy. Keep up with Judicial Watch: Sign up for the JWTV Club ► http://subscribe.judicialwatch.org/su… Check out our website ► http://www.judicialwatch.org “Like” us on […]
Now that Robert Mueller has been appointed special counsel to investigate if Russia influenced the 2016 presidential election it’s worth reiterating his misguided handiwork and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations as FBI director. Judicial Watch exclusively obtained droves of records back in 2013 documenting how, under Mueller’s leadership, the FBI purged all anti-terrorism training material […]
As a Nation of Islam heavyweight, boxing legend Muhammad Ali referred to Caucasians as “white devils” and “crackers” and told mosque worshipers that “black women have the best sons and daughters in the world,” according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records obtained by Judicial Watch. Known as Cassius Clay before converting to Islam, Ali […]
One reason George Soros is so active in the political scene – both in the U.S. and worldwide – is that he is handed a lot of our tax dollars to fund his activities. And your Judicial Watch is hot on the trail of exposing this corruption. This past week, we filed a Freedom of […]
Complaint alleges Klayman was assaulted by Muslim woman at LAX Airport. Los Angeles, Ca., March 2, 2017 – Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of both Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch and a former federal prosecutor filed a complaint before the U.S. District for the Central District of California (Case No. 2:17-cv-01705), alleging that the […]
We convened four of the nation’s top experts on election integrity this week to discuss the very timely topic of voter fraud, and you should watch the webcast to understand what’s really going on out there in our election system. I thought that Cleta Mitchell, partner and political law attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP, […]
It’s now officially an issue: illegal aliens are voting. President Donald Trump has announced a major investigation into the charges and counter charges surrounding this phenomenon. At Judicial Watch, however, it’s nothing new. We’ve had our eye on this for years, and our Election Integrity Project was active in monitoring polling places in the most recent election. […]
President-elect Trump has to handle some pressing personal ethics issues as he takes on the presidency. As I wrote in the New York Times on the topic: Given the potential for conflicts, it makes sense for the American people to demand assurances that the public interest won’t be harmed by the continued operation of Trump Inc. So, […]
Months after the Obama administration spent $19 million to register new immigrant voters that will likely support Democrats in November, it’s dedicating an additional $10 million in a final push as the presidential election approaches. The money is distributed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Homeland Security agency that oversees lawful immigration, to […]
Contrary to what the Obama administration has told the American people, the U.S. military was poised and ready to respond immediately and forcefully against terrorists in Benghazi, Libya. That’s what we have learned from an email exchange from then-Department of Defense Chief of Staff Jeremy Bash to State Department leadership immediately offering “forces that could […]