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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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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CDC Invests Millions to Study if Mobile Text Program Helps Transgender Women of Color Avert HIV

The U.S. will spend millions of dollars to implement and evaluate if an interactive text messaging program used by the government is effective in helping transgender women of color and young men who have sex with men (YMSM) take readily available measures to protect against human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a sexually transmitted infection that attacks the body’s immune system. The mobile health intervention is known as PrEPmate, and it is supposed to increase HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) adherence and retention within the demographic by delivering “youth-tailored” text messages with interactive content, reminders for clinic appointments and prescriptions as well as a dashboar..

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Police Chief Investigated for Fraud Out as Air Marshal Deputy Director Weeks after TSA Appointment

After just a few weeks the Biden administration’s egregious choice to serve as Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) deputy director has stepped down, thanks in part to Judicial Watch’s reporting. Americans can also thank the highly trained aviation security specialists who brought it to our attention and the Air Marshal National Council, the union that represents thousands of agents nationwide and has exposed a multitude of scandals that have rocked the agency in recent years. The fleeting deputy director, Pauline (Polly) Hanson, was appointed to the position on June 14 despite a shady history that includes being investigated for fraud and conflict of interest as chief of a federal law enf..

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Judicial Watch On The Assassination Attempt On Trump

Top Headlines of the Week Press Releases Judicial Watch Statement on the 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. TSA Can’t Assure Mexican Border Air Marshal Assignments Did Not Impact Transportation Security The federal agency created after 9/11 to protect the nation’s transportation system has no idea how aviation security was impacted when it plucked Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) agents from their critical duties to help with the Mexican border crisis. FAMS operates under the Transportation Security Administrati..

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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 ..

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Foreign Nationals Registered to Vote in DC!

Records Reveal 583 Foreign Nationals Registered to Vote in Washington, DC Hearing Held in Suit Over Mississippi Post-Election Day Absentee Ballot Counting Judicial Watch Sues for January 6 DC Police Bodycam Videos Judicial Watch Sues Treasury Dept. for Foreign Purchases of U.S. Farmland Records Packs of ‘Fighting Age Males’ in Military Uniforms Entering U.S. Records Reveal 583 Foreign Nationals Registered to Vote in Washington, DC According to federal law, only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections, but a growing number of state and local elections allow non-citizens to vote. Among them are San Francisco and Oakland, California, along with some cities in Maryland and Vermont. In Fe..

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TSA Can’t Assure Mexican Border Air Marshal Assignments Did Not Impact Transportation Security

The federal agency created after 9/11 to protect the nation’s transportation system has no idea how aviation security was impacted when it plucked Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS) agents from their critical duties to help with the Mexican border crisis. FAMS operates under the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) and in the last few years the agency has forced the highly trained aviation security specialists to assist Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with the onslaught of illegal immigrants entering the country under Biden’s disastrous open border policies. The deployments outraged air marshals around the country and led to accusations of fraud, waste, and abuse of authority..

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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..

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Packs of “Fighting Age Males” in Military Uniforms Entering U.S. through Remote Arizona Town

As the nation’s largest southern border crossings finally receive mainstream media coverage years into an unprecedented illegal immigration crisis, untold numbers of “fighting age males” dressed in military uniforms are entering the United States through remote areas with no Border Patrol presence. It is a palpable security lapse unlikely to be reported by most news outlets and local, federal, and state law enforcement sources have provided Judicial Watch with detailed accounts, reports, diagrams, and photos of the situation which is terrorizing residents in a once harmonious Arizona town just a few miles from Mexico. They blame the Biden administration’s catastrophic open border pol..

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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..

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New Lawsuit on Foreign Purchases of U.S. Farmland

Top Headlines of the Week Press Releases Judicial Watch Sues Treasury Dept. for Records on Foreign Purchases of U.S. Farmland 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 Sues State Department for Records Related to Imprisonment of U.S. Citizen James Vincent Wilgus in Russia Judicial Watch announced recently it filed a Free..

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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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Supreme Court VICTORY!

A Victory for The Rule of Law Judicial Watch Sues State Over Imprisonment of U.S. Citizen in Russia U.S. Blames COVID for Granting 7.1 Million Visas Without Proper Vetting Happy Independence Day! A Victory for The Rule of Law The commonsense Supreme Court presidential 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 unpre..

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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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U.S. Blames COVID for Granting 7.1 Million Foreigners Visas without Proper Vetting

In addition to the unfathomable immigration crisis that has jolted the nation during the Biden administration, millions of foreign nationals have been granted visas to enter the United States without proper vetting that includes in-person interviews and the collection of fingerprints similar to the Visa Express program used by three of the 9/11 hijackers. How could this occur more than two decades after the worst terrorist attack on American soil? Blame it on COVID-19, according to the explanation offered by the federal officials charged with safeguarding the nation. The Department of State (DoS) issues visas to individuals seeking entry into the U.S. on a temporary basis for study, tourism,..

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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..

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Hunter Biden Laptop Update!

Top Headlines of the Week 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 announced recently 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 Announces Publicat..

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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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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..

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Hunter Biden Laptop Update!

CIA Rushed Approval of Hunter Laptop Letter by Former Intel Officials Judicial Watch Announces President Tom Fitton’s Fourth Book DHS Lets Criminals, Suspected Terrorists into U.S., Agency Watchdog Affirms CIA Rushed Approval of Hunter Laptop Letter by Former Intel Officials We 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 incredibly was a..

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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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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..

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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, ..

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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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