Posts by: Micah
July 30, 2015
Fed Up With FOIA

Is FOIA reform finally at the tipping point? The federal Freedom of Information Act was designed to give citizens prompt access to information about their government. Instead, it’s a bureaucratic nightmare, a vast black hole of years-long delays and heavily censored documents. In recent weeks, a trifecta of powerful federal judges, each acting independently, has blasted[…]

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June 27, 2015
Boeing & the Clintons: A “Mutually Beneficial Relationship”

Short of a corpse turning up in Chelsea’s office, the notion of a criminal or Congressional investigation into the Clinton Foundation is far-fetched. Who would conduct it? The Justice Department? The IRS? Those brave souls in the Senate? A House probe would play right into the hands of Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, rallying the base[…]

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June 9, 2015
The Transparency Crisis in Washington

  Last week, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton testified before a House Government Oversight Committee hearing on the Freedom of Information Act, warning the panel that there is a “transparency crisis” in Washington. “Never in our history,” Tom noted, “has so much money been spent with so little accountability.” On Benghazi, the IRS, Obama excesses,[…]

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June 9, 2015
The Benghazi Bonanza: A Bi-Partisan Scandal

            The Benghazi affair is beginning to shape up as a bi-partisan scandal — making Trey Gowdy’s life doubly difficult, of course. But the former prosecutor has been doing a bang-up job with his select committee, demolishing the mantra that there is “nothing new” to be learned about Benghazi and[…]

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May 13, 2015
The Giustra File, Part Two: Sketchy Friends of Bill

In the Clinton Foundation scandal—we await a suitable “gate” appellation—Frank Giustra is rapidly emerging as the newest poster boy for Bill’s bad behavior. The billionaire Canadian mining magnate is at the center of controversies over the Clintons’ involvement in Kazakh uranium deals and Colombian oil and timber plays. We’ve come a long way from that[…]

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May 1, 2015
Teneo & The Machine

“Machine politics”—today the phrase seems quaint, evoking a bygone Gilded Age of Tammany Hall, cigar smoke and burly ward bosses getting out the vote. But as investigative journalists focus on the torrent of cash generated by “Clinton Inc.”—and the growing evidence of the influence obtained by that cash—it’s becoming clear that this is something new.[…]

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April 29, 2015
The Giustra File: ‘Sustainable Growth’ & Huge Profits

          We can’t say we weren’t warned. As revelations pour in about the sketchy ties between big business, big donors, the State Department and the Clinton Foundation, the founding documents of that relationship continue to surprise, sometimes for sheer audacity. Here are the Clintons, in a 2008 Memorandum of Understanding drafted[…]

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Investigative Update: Key Figures Call on FBI Director to Open Cardillo Files

Responding to my stories (below) in the New York Post and on Judicial Watch’s website, four senior law-enforcement  figures in the original Cardillo investigation have called on FBI Director James Comey to open the FBI’s secret files on the case. James Harmon, John Van Lindt, Randy Jurgensen and one NYPD detective who wished to remain[…]

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Killing Cardillo: What Did The FBI Know & When Did They Know It?

Yesterday, the New York Post ran my investigative report on a very cold case: the mortal wounding of NYPD Patrolman Phillip Cardillo inside Louis Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam Mosque #7 in Harlem in April, 1972. The “Harlem Mosque Incident” would become one of the most controversial cases in NYPD history—a tale of betrayal and cover-up,[…]

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Did an FBI call accidentally kill an NYPD officer?

First published in the New York Post, April 19, 2015 Today, the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will ride in honor of Phillip Cardillo, an NYPD officer who was killed 43 years ago inside a Harlem mosque. Later this year, it’s expected that the street in front of the new police academy in Queens[…]

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