FOIA suit targets Secret Service director’s DEI push

From Washington Examiner: A judicial watchdog on Friday said it has filed a suit against the Department of Homeland Security for details about a troubling scuffle between Secret Service agents for Vice President Kamala Harris at Joint Base Andrews in April. The Freedom of Information Act lawsuit from Judicial Watch seeks records of the tussle between an armed female agent and her boss that eventually led to the agent’s removal from the vice president’s security detail. “The catastrophic security failure behind the attempted assassination of former President Trump shows how the management and quality of Secret Service personnel are urgent issues,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton s..

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State Dept. hit with lawsuit over not issuing ‘wrongful’ detention for U.S. citizen jailed in Russia

From Just the News: Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on Tuesday against the U.S. State Department related to the department not issuing a wrongful detention designation for U.S. citizen Jimmy Wilgus who was sentenced in Russia. Judicial Watch is seeking “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.” Wilgus, originally from New Jersey, was arrested and charged with indecent exposure on November 7, 2016 in a part of Russia that his..

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Biden debate performance renews spotlight on Hur tapes

From Washington Examiner: Some, such as Tom Fitton, president of the conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, found the debate placed newfound importance on the Department of Justice releasing audio recordings of the interview Hur conducted with Biden last year as part of his investigation. “Obviously the manner and the tone can only be ascertained by the audio, and as we saw last night, that helps one draw certain conclusions,” Fitton said, adding that the debate “highlights why there’s a public interest in the release of the tapes.” Read more here… The post Biden debate performance renews spotlight on Hur tapes appeared first on Judicial Watch.

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House Committees Release Damning Report on CIA Collusion With Hunter’s Laptop

From Townhall: House Committees aren’t the only ones looking into CIA collusion. On Wednesday morning Judicial Watch revealed that, thanks to a FOIA request, they received documents showing Morrell actually received rushed approval of the letter he and 50 others signed onto looking to discredit the Hunter laptop story. “This is a rush job, as it needs to get out as soon as possible,” Morrell claimed in an email where Polymeropoulos was copied. His request was approved in just six hours by the CIA. “These documents are astounding. That the CIA would turn around a campaign document like this for Joe Biden’s team in six hours is insane news,” Judicial Watch Presi..

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California budget includes $12 million for reparations for Black residents

From The Washington Post: California’s reparations movement reached a new milestone after state lawmakers recently set aside $12 million in its next budget to provide recompense to Black residents. The allocation potentially represents the largest investment yet in the fledging campaign for reparations. Recently, Judicial Watch, a conservative advocacy group, filed a lawsuit to stop the country’s first government-funded reparations program in Evanston, Ill., which had already paid nearly $5 million to 193 of the town’s Black residents. Read more here… The post California budget includes $12 million for reparations for Black residents appeared first on Judicial Watch.

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FITTON: Initiate the 25th Amendment now

From Tom Fitton in Washington Times: Those videos of President Biden freezing, getting lost in his thoughts, shuffling, slurring his words, wandering off and simply checking out are “cheap fakes,” according to risible talking points the White House is now peddling. Mr. Biden and his increasingly bizarre behavior have become the punch line for jokes and memes. But cognitive decline isn’t funny; it’s tragic. In that respect, the president deserves our empathy and compassion. But Americans are right to be concerned about the immediate national security and other consequences caused by Mr. Biden’s evident disability. The White House’s desperate distraction efforts aside, the time has..

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Biden Witnessed His Dog Attack Multiple Secret Service Members: Document

From The Daily Wire: President Joe Biden witnessed multiple attacks against U.S. Secret Service (USSS) members by his dog Commander while in office, according to a newly revealed document. According to files released to Judicial Watch by way of litigation through the Freedom of Information Act, members of the Secret Service wished each other a “safe shift” while protecting Biden due to the dozens of agents who were allegedly attacked by the German shepherd over a two year period before the dog was given away, the New York Post reported. USSS records obtained by CNN in February showed that the dog attacks numbered at least 24, but the new agency report suggests that the attacks could be m..

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Pentagon sued over deletion of ‘Duty, Honor, Country’

From Washington Examiner: In its effort to blast “woke” military policies, a Washington-based legal watchdog this week sued the Pentagon for documents detailing the hows and whys of the U.S. Military Academy’s decision to delete its famous motto “Duty, Honor, Country” from its mission statement. Judicial Watch told Secrets that the move came after West Point refused to turn over information about the change. As a result, the group filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit earlier this week. “Given the woke virus infecting West Point, deleting the words ‘Duty, Honor, Country’ from its mission statement has sparked justified concern about what the Army’s rising leadership is..

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Former AG Mukasey knocks Merrick Garland’s withholding of Biden audio files: ‘Entirely unconvincing’

From The New York Post: Former US Attorney General Michael Mukasey has knocked current AG Merrick Garland for making a “flawed privilege assertion” to withhold audio recordings from Congress of President Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur. Mukasey, who served as the country’s chief law enforcement official under former President George W. Bush from 2007 to 2009, said in a declaration filed in federal court in Washington, DC, on Friday that Garland is wrong to harbor the recordings. Conservative groups such as the Heritage Foundation and Judicial Watch, as well as some news outlets, filed a lawsuit for the recordings earlier this year, following a Freedom of Information..

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Secret Service says it ‘destroyed’ tape of Biden’s dog splattering agent’s blood at White House

From The New York Post: “Dueto Secret Service retention standards, the above mentioned file(s) has been destroyed,” Secret ServiceFOIA Officer Kevin Tyrrell wrote to the Daily Mail, which sought the video after its existence was described in a February document release as part of public-records litigation brought by Judicial Watch. “We’re concerned because the videos seem to be responsive to our FOIA lawsuits,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. However, records made public Friday by Judicial Watch show that in at least one instance, Secret Service members were asked to delete logs of an attack within an hour of it happening. Read more here… The post Secret Service say..

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Report: Joe Biden Watched His Dog Commander Bite Secret Service Agents, Then Accused Them of Lying

From Breitbart: The 81-year-old president reportedlyaccused a Secret Service member of lyingabout being attacked by Major during his first year in office, but was present for at least three separate attacks involving Commander, files released to Judicial Watch under Freedom of Information Act litigation show. A previously unreported incident on Sept. 12, 2023, featured a pair of bites in which Commander tore holes in a Secret Service member’s suit as Biden took him for a walk in the Kennedy Garden along the South Lawn of the White House. Read more here…. The post Report: Joe Biden Watched His Dog Commander Bite Secret Service Agents, Then Accused Them of Lying appeared first on Judic..

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President Biden had front row seat to dog, Commander, repeatedly biting Secret Service agents: report

From Fox News: President Biden reportedly witnessed multiple attacks by Commander, his ferocious dog, to U.S. Secret Service (USSS) personnel – with one urging the use of a muzzle, newly released records show. Correspondence, obtained by Judicial Watch, set the scene of life with Commander Biden – which included trips to the ER and the tailor. Read more here… The post President Biden had front row seat to dog, Commander, repeatedly biting Secret Service agents: report appeared first on Judicial Watch.

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Biden repeatedly watched his dog attack Secret Service as staff wished each other ‘safe shift’: docs By Social Links for Steven Nelson

From New York Post: WASHINGTON — President Biden repeatedly watched his German shepherd Commander attack Secret Service members, who wished each other a “safe shift” as the number of incidents mounted — with one exasperated workplace safety professional urging the use of a muzzle, agency records show. The 81-year-old president reportedly accused a Secret Service member of lying about being attacked by Major during his first year in office, but was present for at least three separate attacks involving Commander, files released to Judicial Watch under Freedom of Information Act litigation show. Read more here… The post Biden repeatedly watched his dog attack Secret Service as sta..

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How Will Trump Verdict Affect His Election Prospects? New Poll Offers First Clue

From The Daily Signal: More than 6 in 10 voters, 62%, want the audio tapes from Robert Hur’s interview of Biden to be released to Congress, including 45% of Democrats. The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project, Judicial Watch, and CNN are suing the Justice Department for access to the recordings. In a recent development, the Justice Department admitted to altering the Biden transcript by removing “filler words” such as “um” or “uh.” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that “the transcript is not accurate and was changed in a way to help Biden.” Read more here… The post How Will Trump Verdict Affect His Election Prospects? New Poll Offers First Clue appeared f..

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Delaware Court To Consider DCNF, Judicial Watch Request To Reopen Case Seeking Biden Senate Records

From Daily Caller: A Delaware court is set to consider Thursday the Daily Caller News Foundation and Judicial Watch’s petition to reopen their case seeking the release of President Joe Biden’s Senate records held at the University of Delaware. “The Hur report revelations are absolutely stunning,” said Michael Bastasch, editor-in-chief for the DCNF. “The University of Delaware has some serious explaining to do.” (RELATED: DCNF, Judicial Watch Ask Delaware Court To Reopen Case Seeking Biden’s Senate Records Following Special Counsel Report) Judicial Watch sued for the records on behalf of itself and the DCNF in July 2020 following the university’s denial of the records request,..

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Republicans hail Hunter Biden trial verdict as ‘step toward accountability’ — call for ‘Big Guy’ to be next

From The New York Post: WASHINGTON — Republican leadersexpressed satisfaction Tuesday afterHunter Biden was convictedon three counts of lying about his drug addiction to buy a gun — while demanding that his father, President Biden, face greater legal scrutiny for his ties to the first son’s foreign business dealings. “The public would do well to remember that the Justice Department was dragged kicking and screaming into this prosecution of Hunter,” said Tom Fitton, the president of conservative legal group Judicial Watch. Read more here… The post Republicans hail Hunter Biden trial verdict as ‘step toward accountability’ — call for ‘Big Guy’ to be next appeared firs..

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Reparations scheme which pays $25,000 to black people sued for discrimination

From The Telegraph: The legal challenge, filed by conservative group Judicial Watch on behalf of six residents, argues that the scheme’s “race-based eligibility requirement” violates the US Constitution’s 14th Amendment, which concerns the rights of citizens. “This programme redistributes tax dollars based on race,” Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch president, said, according to The Washington Post. “That’s just a brazen violation of the law.” Read more here… The post Reparations scheme which pays $25,000 to black people sued for discrimination appeared first on Judicial Watch.

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FOIA docs show FBI official ‘colluded’ with Democrat staffers on FBI whistleblowers: Judicial Watch

From Just the News: Documents that Judicial Watch obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request show that an FBI official “colluded” with House Democrat staffers ahead of a hearing with FBI whistleblowers. “These troubling records show how the FBI colluded with Democrats hostile to FBI whistleblowers who were set to testify to Congress,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton in a statement. Judicial Watch sued the Department of Justice after it failed to respond to its original request for the documents. After the lawsuit, the documents were provided. The request was for “all records of communication between any official or employee of the Federal Bureau of I..

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First U.S. city to offer Black residents reparations faces class-action lawsuit

From The Washington Times: The first U.S. city to offer reparations to Black residents now faces a federal class-action lawsuit alleging its program discriminates against non-Black residents in violation of the Constitution. The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch filed the class-action suit last month against Evanston, Illinois. The city of about 75,000 people outside Chicago in Cook County became the first locality in 2021 to implement a reparations program for Black people. Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit on behalf of six residents who say they would apply for the city’s payment program except for the fact that they aren’t the right race. Read more here… The post First U..

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US Air Force promoted drag events on military bases, internal documents show

From Christian Post: Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by Judicial Watch and CatholicVote.org purport to show that the U.S. Air Force has used taxpayer money to promote drag shows, drag queen story hours and other LGBT pride events for military personnel and their children. After multiple “no records” responses to their repeated inquiries, the U.S. Department of Defense ultimately released 25 pages of documents detailing the funding of drag events on U.S. military installations, according to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. The nonprofits requested “all emails and text messages sent to and from the Secretary of Defense, Lloyd J. Austin, III, the D..

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Jonathan Turley Blasts DOJ For Using ‘Deepfake’ Possibility As Reason For Not Releasing Biden Interview Audio

From The Daily Caller: George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley criticized the Department of Justice (DOJ) Monday for claiming that the possibility of a “deepfake” as a result of artificial intelligence (AI) warranted blocking the release of audio of an interview with President Joe Biden. The DOJ raised the possibility of the manipulative use of AI in a Friday court filing seeking to block release of the interview Biden had with the office of special counsel Robert Hur, according to Politico. Turley said that the Justice Department’s “illogical” argument made no sense, saying that the release of the tape would make it more difficult to produce deepfakes of the con..

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Air Force Hired Drag Queen For Bingo, Glow Party, Invoice Reveals

From The Daily Wire: The Air Force spent hundreds of taxpayer dollars to hire a drag queen for “drag bingo” and a “glow party,” according to internal documents obtained by Judicial Watch. Drag queen “Miss Lexi Andrews” was hired by the 423rd Support Squadron at the RAF Alconbury Air Base in England for a “drag bingo” event on June 23, 2022, and a “glow party” on June 24, 2022, an invoice obtained by Judicial Watch through a freedom of information request shows. The cost for the “bingo” event was $150 while the “glow party” ran the Air Force $250. The invoice was obtained as part of an investigation by CatholicVote Civil Action and Judicial Watch into the Air Force..

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City sued for paying hundreds of Black residents $25,000 in reparations

From Washington Post: Evanston, a Chicago suburb, has been credited with launching the country’s first government-funded reparations program for Black Americans. It has paid out nearly $5 million to 193 of the town’s Black residents over the past two years. But now a conservative advocacy group has filed a class-action lawsuit to kill the program, arguing that it discriminates against the suburb’s non-Black residents. The lawsuit is part of a wave of cases spurred on the Supreme Court’s 2023 decision striking down affirmative action in college admissions. Conservative groups have since targeted diversity fellowships and waged a legal battle to force the federal Minority Business Deve..

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DOJ cites AI deepfakes as reason to withhold Hur interview audio

From BizPac Review: Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice has offered what Judicial Watch has called an “unprecedented assertion” that the audio recording of President Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur should be kept from the public because “AI” — artificial intelligence — could be used to alter Biden’s words. Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the DOJ in March for failing to respond to requests for the tape, and filed a new lawsuit on Friday in response to the “AI” argument, which it called a “disturbing development.” “Wow. Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit forced the Biden team to admit what everyone suspected – th..

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Air Force Paid For Drag Queen To Appear At ‘Bingo’ Event And ‘Glow Party,’ Docs Show

From Daily Caller: The Air Force paid for bingo and party events attended by a drag queen in 2022, according to records obtained by Judicial Watch. The 423d Force Support Squadron spent $400 to host two separate events with a drag queen who goes by “Miss Lexi Andrews,” according to an invoice obtained through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request by Judicial Watch. One event is described as an “appearance” with Andrews at “Drag Queen Bingo” on June 23, 2022; the other was a “performance” by Andrews at a “glow party” one day later in June 2022. Andrews is advertised as an “Internationally Performing Drag Queen, Author, Instrumentalist, Vocalist, Dancer, & Performer..

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Evanston’s reparations program violates equal protection in U.S. Constitution, lawsuit contends

From Chicago Sun-Times: A conservative group has filed a class-action lawsuit against the city of Evanston arguing that the north suburb’s reparations program meant to repay historical wrongs against Black residents violates the U.S. Constitution. The nonprofit organization Judicial Watch filed the federal lawsuit last week on behalf of six residents who are not Black but whose relatives lived in Evanston between 1919 and 1969 — the 50-year period of housing discrimination that caused segregation of Black residents in the city. The residents say in the lawsuit that Evanston’s first-in-the-nation reparations plan violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment because the pro..

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First-in-the-nation reparations scheme SLAPPED by lawsuit that calls $25,000 payouts to blacks ‘unconstitutional’

From The Daily Caller: The class-action lawsuit led by Judicial Watch, a conservative group, casts doubt on the future of the watershed reparations program in Evanston, a Chicago suburb. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, says Evanston’s scheme was ‘nothing more than a ploy to redistribute tax dollars to individuals based on race.’ It ‘unconstitutionally discriminates against anyone who does not identify as black or African American,’ he added. Read more here… The post First-in-the-nation reparations scheme SLAPPED by lawsuit that calls $25,000 payouts to blacks ‘unconstitutional’ appeared first on Judicial Watch.

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FARRELL: Clean Voter Rolls Matter

From The Daily Caller: Dirty voter rolls make for dirty elections. Sloppy registration and accountability procedures and/or willful blindness to loaded-up voter rolls are key ingredients for mischief, manipulation, and other voting “irregularities.” Bloated, inaccurate voter registrations can create the conditions that undermine public confidence in the already badly damaged reputations of officials and agencies administering our elections. The federal voting law, the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), acknowledges that–and that’s why Section 8 of that law requires the states to make “a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from the official lists ..

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Legal Analysts Share Thoughts About Trump Trial

From The Epoch Times: Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, told The Epoch Times that Justice Merchan “enabled the lawlessness of this case” by allowing it to move forward. “He is compromised ethically as a donor to the Biden campaign,” Mr. Fitton said. “The jury process is being abused and being used to give credence in a kangaroo court,” Mr. Fitton told The Epoch Times. “Typically, a jury would not get this case because there are no charges.” Read more here… The post Legal Analysts Share Thoughts About Trump Trial appeared first on Judicial Watch.

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Conservative group files lawsuit over Evanston reparations program

From Chicago Tribune: The suit, filed Thursday by the group Judicial Watch, names as plaintiffs six people whose relatives once lived in Evanston during a 50-year period of housing discrimination that often deprived Black residents from building wealth through homeownership and kept them segregated to a tiny enclave on the city’s western edge. Judicial Watch President leaving the page." data-wf-tooltip-position="bottom" data-wf-reset-every="90">Tom Fitton told the Tribune that Evanston’s program is “just a proxy for giving out money to people based on race.” “It looks to me like Evanston wants to be on the cutting edge,” Fitton said. “We don’t want those anti-discrimination p..

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