Judicial Watch Statement on President Biden’s Decision to Step Down from the Presidential Campaign

(Washington, DC)–Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regardingthe resignation of President Joe Biden as the Democratic Party presidential nominee: President Joe Biden’s resignation from the presidential race is the result of a corrupt, arrogant, and anti-democratic process. Biden was forced to pull out of the presidential race as the result of a dangerously corrupt pressure campaign led by Obama, Pelosi, Schumer and like-minded Democrats, which has effectively disenfranchised 14 million Americans who voted in the Democratic presidential primaries. Few Americans will buy the DC establishment’s scheme to remove Biden from the presidential campaign over cognit..

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Judicial Watch Sues for Records of Joint Base Andrews Scuffle Involving Kamala Harris’ Secret Service Detail

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for records relating to an incident at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland in which a Secret Service agent assigned to protect Vice President Kamala Harris reportedly got into a scuffle with colleagues (Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 1:24-cv-01705)). According to an April 24 report by the Washington Examiner, a Secret Service agent was removed from her duties after physically attacking the commanding agent in charge and other agents who tried to subdue her. A later report states: “The agents involved in restraining [Mi..

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Judicial Watch Asks Court to Reject Effort to Shut Down Lawsuit to Clean Up Voter Rolls in Illinois

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it asked a federal court to reject the State of Illinois’ motion to dismiss and end Judicial Watch’s National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) lawsuit to clean up the state’s voting rolls (Judicial Watch, Inc. et al v. The Illinois State Board of Elections et al. (No. 1:24-cv-01867)). The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on behalf of Judicial Watch on behalf of Judicial Watch and the nonprofit organizations Illinois Family Action, Breakthrough Ideas, and Carol J. Davis, who is a lawfully registered voter in Illinois. In its original complaint, Judicial Watch points out that 23 Il..

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Judicial Watch Statement on Judge Cannon’s Decision to Dismiss Trump Documents Prosecution

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the dismissal by Judge Aileen Cannon of the documents case against former President Donald Trump, “based on the unlawful appointment and funding” of Special Counsel Jack Smith: Judicial Watch applauds Judge Cannon’s principled decision to end this constitutionally rogue criminal proceeding that has so abused President Trump and the rule of law. I am an eyewitness to these abuses, as I was harassed personally by Jack Smith’s rogue operation. Today’s decision is a victory for the U.S. Constitution and accountable government. This case never should have seen the light of day. Judicial Watch..

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Judicial Watch Statement on the Assassination Attempt on Former President Donald Trump

(Washington, DC)–Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regardingan apparent assassination attempt on former President Donald Trump: Every Judicial Watch supporter and every patriotic American is praying for President Trump, his family and the family of the Trump supporter murdered today. The radical Left has attempted to mass murder Republican congressmen, as well as Justice Kavanaugh and his family. And recently, Democratic Party leaders, through unhinged rhetoric, false allegations of misconduct, proposed legislation, and sham prosecutions, have increased the risk of assassination of President Trump, as well as violence against his supporters. Americans can be ..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Statement on the Assassination Attempt on Former President Donald Trump

Judicial Watch: DC Board of Elections Records Reveal 583 Foreign Nationals are Registered Vote in Washington, DC

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it received records showing that as of June 583 foreign nationals are registered to vote in Washington, DC. The records from the Board of Elections also confirm that noncitizens can be election workers. Judicial Watch received the documents in response to a May 14, 2024, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for records regarding the number of noncitizens registered to vote in Washington, DC, under the Local Resident Voting Rights Amendment Act. In 2022 the DC Council amended the District of Columbia Election Code of 1955 “to expand the definition of the term qualified elector for the purpose of local elections to include otherwi..

Press Releases Judicial Watch: DC Board of Elections Records Reveal 583 Foreign Nationals are Registered Vote in Washington, DC

Judicial Watch: Hearing Set for Mississippi Post-Election Day Absentee Ballot Counting

Suit was Filed on Behalf of Libertarian Party of Mississippi (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that a federal court hearing is set for today, Tuesday, July 9, at 1:30 p.m. ET, 12:30 CT, challenging a Mississippi election law permitting absentee ballots to be received as late as five business days after Election Day. The hearing is before Judge Louis Guirola, Jr. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi, Southern Division. Judicial Watch filed the civil rights lawsuit on behalf of the Libertarian Party of Mississippi (Libertarian Party of Mississippi v Wetzel et al. (No. 1:24-cv-00037)). The court has consolidated the case filed by Judicial Watch with on..

Press Releases Judicial Watch: Hearing Set for Mississippi Post-Election Day Absentee Ballot Counting

Judicial Watch Sues for January 6 DC Police Bodycam Videos

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the District of Columbia for all bodycam footage captured by Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Officer Michael Fanone and all audio/video captured by MPD officers who responded to the protest at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 (Judicial Watch v. District of Columbia(No. 2024-CAB-003453)). The lawsuit was filed after the Metropolitan Police Department denied Judicial Watch’s August 2021 request for: All audio/video recordings captured on body-worn cameras from MPD officers during their response to protest activities in and around the Capitol Building on Jan. 6, 2021. All b..

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Judicial Watch Sues Treasury Dept. for Records on Foreign Purchases of U.S. Farmland

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Treasury for records of communication between the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) regarding the purchase of U.S. farmland by foreign entities (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of the Treasury (No. 1:24-cv-01811)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Treasury Department failed to respond to an April 10, 2024, FOIA request for: Any and all records of communications between the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United S..

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Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Records Related to Imprisonment of U.S. Citizen James Vincent Wilgus in Russia

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. State Department for all records related to why the department has not issued a “wrongful” detention designation for Jimmy Wilgus, a U.S. citizen sentenced to 12.5 years in a Russian penal colony on allegedly false charges based on a forced confession and fabricated evidence(Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:24-cv-01879). On November 7, 2016, Wilgus, an American musician living in Russia with his Russian wife, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure in an area in Russia that Wilgus’s family said he has never visited, according to a Marc..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Sues State Department for Records Related to Imprisonment of U.S. Citizen James Vincent Wilgus in Russia

Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court’s Immunity Ruling

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the ruling by the United Stated Supreme Court regarding immunity for official acts by former President Donald Trump: Today’s commonsense Supreme Court immunity ruling is a victory for former President Trump, the U.S. Constitution, and the rule of law. The Biden administration’s political decision to try to put Trump in jail for simply being president was unsurprisingly rejected by the Supreme Court. Make no mistake, the Supreme Court is imposing a virtually insurmountable burden on Jack Smith in his vicious pursuit of Trump over the election and document disputes. The unprecedented charges aga..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court’s Immunity Ruling

Judicial Watch: FOIA Lawsuit Emails Show CIA Rushed Approval of Infamous Hunter Laptop Letter by 51 Former Intel Officials Before Election

‘High Profile/High Alert Action’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it received eight pages of records from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) showing Mike Morell, former acting CIA director under President Obama, requesting CIA permission to publish a letter by former intelligence community leaders stating that they believed the laptop emails exposing Hunter Biden’s connections to Ukraine were Russian disinformation. Morrell’s request for prepublication review was approved in just six hours by the CIA. Judicial Watch forced the release of material through a June 23, 2023, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuitfiled after the CIA failed to respond to a May..

Press Releases Judicial Watch: FOIA Lawsuit Emails Show CIA Rushed Approval of Infamous Hunter Laptop Letter by 51 Former Intel Officials Before Election

Judicial Watch Announces Publication of Rights and Freedoms in Peril: An Investigative Report on the Left’s Attack on America – President Tom Fitton’s Fourth Book

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today the publication of Rights and Freedoms in Peril: An Investigative Report on the Left’s Attack on America, the fourth book by New York Times best-selling author and Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, in which he details a long chain of abuses officials and political groups have made against the American people. The new book is available for pre-order now at JudicialWatchBook.com and is set for publication on October 15. The book explores the Left’s declaration of war on everything from the rule of law to the colorblind Constitution, border security, honest elections, and government accountability. From his perch at Judicial Watch, ..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Announces Publication of Rights and Freedoms in Peril: An Investigative Report on the Left’s Attack on America – President Tom Fitton’s Fourth Book

Judicial Watch Sues for ATF Records on Arkansas Raid that Led to Shooting Death of Clinton National Airport Official

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) records regarding the fatal shooting of Little Rock, AR, resident and Executive Director of the Clinton National Airport Bryan Malinowski (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:24-cv-01679)). The lawsuit was filed June 10, 2024, after the ATF failed to respond adequately to an April 16 FOIA request for: A. All emails and text messages sent to and from ATF officials regarding Little Rock resident Bryan Malinowski who died in an ATF raid on March 19, 2024. B. All records ..

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Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Order Release of the Audio of President Biden’s Interview with Special Counsel Hur

Biden Justice Department Argument is ‘Repugnant’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced it requested a federal court to reject the Biden Justice Department’s request to rewrite the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and that it order the release of the audio recordings of President Biden’s interviews with Special Counsel Robert Hur within 14 days. (This lawsuit has already forced the Biden administration to confess that the transcripts of the audio recordings have been altered and are not accurate.) Judicial Watch filed the first FOIA lawsuit and is the lead plaintiff asking for the Biden audio recordings of his interviews in Special Counsel Hur’s criminal investigation of Bi..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Asks Federal Court to Order Release of the Audio of President Biden’s Interview with Special Counsel Hur

Judicial Watch Sues Defense Department for Records about Deletion of ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ From West Point Mission Statement

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Defense for documents and emails regarding deletion of the words “Duty, Honor, Country” from the United States Military Academy at West Point’s mission statement (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Defense (No. 1:24-cv-01757)). “Duty, Honor, Country” is West Point’s motto. The suit was filed after the Military Academy failed to respond to a March 2024 Judicial Watch FOIA request for: 1. All documents which form the basis upon which the decision was made to remove the phrase “Duty, Honor, Country” from the United States Military Academ..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Sues Defense Department for Records about Deletion of ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ From West Point Mission Statement

Judicial Watch: New Records Detail Federal-State Censorship Coordination in 2020 Election

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 110 pages of heavily redacted records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that show state election officials in the days before and after the 2020 election flagging online content deemed “misinformation” and sending it to the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a DHS-funded nonprofit, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Election Integrity Partnership (EIP), and others. The records were obtained in response to a November 2022 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit for records of communications between the Cybersecurity and Infrastru..

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Judicial Watch: Records Detail Biden Dog Attacks on Secret Service Personnel

‘Can we please find a way to get this dog muzzled’ – Secret Service official (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it received 116 pages of United States Secret Service (USSS) records from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) that reveal the details about several incidents in which Secret Service personnel were bitten by President Biden’s dog Commander, sometimes requiring medical attention. The records come in response to a February 2024 lawsuit that was filed after the Department of Homeland Security failed to respond to a September 27, 2023, FOIA request (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (N..

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Judicial Watch Statement on the Hunter Biden Verdict

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding Hunter Biden being found guilty on three federal felony gun charges: The Bidens are going down in the history books with the inaugural felony conviction of a First Family member. Unlike former President Trump, Hunter Biden received a fair trial. This guilty verdict is an important first step towards accountability for Biden family corruption. The public would do well remember that the Justice Department was dragged kicking and screaming into this prosecution of Hunter. Judicial Watch’s successful Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) litigation, exposing federal special protection and the cover-up o..

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Judicial Watch: Hearing Set by Court on Whether to Reopen Lawsuit for President Biden’s Senate Records, Special Counsel Report Suggests Univ. of Delaware Misled Courts

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that a hearing will be held in the Superior Court of the State of Delaware on June 13, 2024, on its petition to reopen its case for the release of Joe Biden’s Senate records kept at the University of Delaware in light of the findings of Special Counsel Robert Hur that contradict representations made under oath by representatives of the University of Delaware that no consideration was paid to Biden in connection with his gift of his Senate records. Plaintiffs Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation asked the court to reopen the case, and Judge Ferris W. Wharton will hear arguments at 2 p.m. on Thursday in the Leonard L. William..

Press Releases Judicial Watch: Hearing Set by Court on Whether to Reopen Lawsuit for President Biden’s Senate Records, Special Counsel Report Suggests Univ. of Delaware Misled Courts

Judicial Watch Sues HHS for Records on Preparation for and Response to Covid-19 Pandemic

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for records from the Assistant Secretary for the Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) regarding after action reports, review of procedures, or studies concerning the preparation for and response to the Covid-19 pandemic (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:24-cv-01352)). Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after HHS failed to comply with an August 19, 2022, FOIA request for: Records and/or communications of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, Department..

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Judicial Watch: Records Show FBI Provided Democrats with Information on Whistleblowers Who Testified at May 2023 Weaponization Hearing

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it received 54 pages of records from the Department of Justice in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit which show the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Office of Congressional Affairs (OCA) provided a Democrat staffer with information on FBI whistleblowers who detailed the bureau’s targeting of political opponents and retaliation for their testifying at a May 18, 2023 hearing of the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. A May 23, 2023, email from Damon Marx, senior counsel in the office of New York Democrat Rep. Dan Goldman, shows that the FBI provided documents apparently pertaining to the w..

Press Releases Judicial Watch: Records Show FBI Provided Democrats with Information on Whistleblowers Who Testified at May 2023 Weaponization Hearing

Judicial Watch: Biden Justice Department Admits Special Counsel Transcript of Biden Interviews Is Inaccurate

Judicial Watch Filed New FOIA Request Today on Disturbing Development (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that the White House admitted in a federal court that the transcript of President Joe Biden’s testimony to Special Counsel Robert Hur is not accurate and is missing “filler words (such as ‘um’ or ‘uh’)” and words that “may have been repeated when spoken (such as ‘I, I’ or ‘and, and’)” which were sometimes “only listed a single time in the transcripts.” In its new filing the Biden Justice Department makes the extraordinary assertions of executive privilege and privacy to hide the Biden audio. The agency makes the unprecedented assertion that because..

Press Releases Judicial Watch: Biden Justice Department Admits Special Counsel Transcript of Biden Interviews Is Inaccurate

Judicial Watch Sues CIA for Records on Hunter Biden Investigation, Including Interview of Biden Lawyer Kevin Morris

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) for all agency records relating to the Department of Justice or Internal Revenue Service (IRS) investigations of Hunter Biden and all records relating to efforts to interview lawyer Patrick Kevin Morris regarding Hunter Biden (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Central Intelligence Agency(No. 1:24-cv-01537)). Los Angeles-based lawyer Morris is reportedly a friend of Hunter Biden’s, who allegedly loaned the president’s son millions of dollars. Since 2019, Morris has allegedly loaned him approximately $4.9 million for “personal expenses,” including ..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Sues CIA for Records on Hunter Biden Investigation, Including Interview of Biden Lawyer Kevin Morris

Judicial Watch Statement on the Trump Verdict

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the unprecedented prosecution of President Donald Trump by Democrats in New York: Pure corruption. Judicial Watch denounces this absurd verdict and Soviet-style criminal proceeding that has so abused President Trump. What just happened to Trump up in New York is criminal. The guilty verdict against Trump is no surprise considering the rigged, kangaroo court proceedings run by a biased, conflicted judge and an unethical, politicized Democratic Party prosecution team. Today is a terrible day for the rule of law that will go down in infamy. This whole process is compromised, and this verdict should b..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Statement on the Trump Verdict

Judicial Watch: Defense Dept. Records Show U.S. Air Force Hosted ‘Drag Story Time’ and Other ‘Drag’ Events

(Washington, DC)– Judicial Watch announced today it received 25 pages of records regarding drag shows, drag story hours and other pride events for military personnel and their dependent minors organized and paid for by the U.S. Air Force. The documents were obtained through a May 5, 2023, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) by Judicial Watch and CatholicVote Civic Action. The Defense Department issued at least half a dozen “no records” responses to the FOIA request prior to finally releasing these records. Judicial Watch and Catholic Vote requested: All emails and text messages sent to and from the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. A..

Press Releases Judicial Watch: Defense Dept. Records Show U.S. Air Force Hosted ‘Drag Story Time’ and Other ‘Drag’ Events

Judicial Watch Files Class Action Lawsuit over Reparations

Evanston, Illinois Directs $25,000 Payments Exclusively to Blacks (Washington, DC)– Judicial Watch announced today it filed a class action lawsuitagainst Evanston, Illinois on behalf of six individuals over the city’s use of race as an eligibility requirement for a reparations program which makes $25,000 payments to black residents and descendants of black residents who lived in Evanston between the years 1919 and 1969. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division. The class action, civil rights lawsuit challenges “on Equal Protection grounds Defendant City of Evanston’s use of race as an eligibility requirement for..

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Judicial Watch Asks Minnesota Supreme Court to Allow Taxpayer Lawsuit over Racially Discriminatory Minneapolis Teachers’ Contract to Proceed to Trial

(Washington, DC)– Judicial Watchannounced today it filed a briefin the Minnesota Supreme Court asking it to affirm a state Appeals Court decision allowing its taxpayer lawsuit over a racially discriminatory Minneapolis teachers’ contract to proceed to trial (Deborah Jane Clapp v. Rochelle Cox et al. (No. A23-0360). On December 4, 2023, the Minnesota Court of Appeals ruledin favor of Judicial Watch’s historic lawsuitfiled on behalf of a Minneapolis taxpayer over the teachers’ contract, and allowed the case to proceedto trial. The contract provides discriminatory job protections to certain racial minorities (Clapp v. Cox et al.(No. 27-CV-22-12454)). Judicial Watch originally filed the ..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Asks Minnesota Supreme Court to Allow Taxpayer Lawsuit over Racially Discriminatory Minneapolis Teachers’ Contract to Proceed to Trial

Judicial Watch Sues for Official Emails of Key Fauci Advisor on Non-Government Email Account

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Service (HHS) for official emails in the personal email account of senior advisor to Anthony Fauci, David Morens (Judicial Watch Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:24-cv-01203)). Fauci served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, from 1984 to 2022. Judicial Watch sued in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a compon..

Press Releases Judicial Watch Sues for Official Emails of Key Fauci Advisor on Non-Government Email Account

Judicial Watch: New Documents Reveal DC Training for Noncitizen Voting

(Washington, DC)– Judicial Watch announced today that it received13-pagesof records in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the District of Columbia, explaining to illegal aliens and other noncitizens how they can register to vote in local elections. The records came in response to an April 12, 2024, FOIA request for: Materials presented and/or provided at the training; Communications advertising/promoting the training; and Materials provided to participants/attendees after the training. On April 10, 2024, DC held a trainingeventtitled ”Non-Citizen Voting Education Virtual Training” in which DC announced noncitizen voting would begin in 2024. The PowerPoint pres..

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