Judicial Watch
February 19, 2015
ABCs of IRS mess: Justice Department is tainted, too

First published in the New York Post, January 29, 2015 At her confirmation hearings Wednesday, Loretta Lynch said she’s only “generally aware” of the Justice Department’s investigation of IRS targeting of conservative groups. As a service for our likely new attorney general, here’s a primer on why so many in Congress want a special counsel[…]

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December 5, 2014
Benghazi: Absolutely, Positively No Gambling Going On At Rick’s Cafe

“From the Annex in Benghazi, the CIA was collecting intelligence about foreign entities that were themselves collecting weapons in Libya and facilitating their passage to Syria. The Benghazi Annex was not itself collecting weapons.” –Final House Intelligence Report on Benghazi, P. 16 The final House Intelligence Committee Report on Benghazi received its Last Rites on[…]

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November 14, 2014
Benghazi: What The Government Wants Us To Think

First published at the Daily Caller, October 30, 2014 We now have two serious investigative tracks into the Benghazi killings — Rep. Trey Gowdy’s Special Select Committee, which I examined here, and the Justice Department’s Ahmed Abu Khatallah prosecution. On October 14, the government filed a superseding indictment in the case. The Benghazi militia figure was snatched by[…]

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November 3, 2014
Alabama Indicts: Corruption or Business as Usual?

First published at Judicial Watch’s Investigative Bulletin, October 27, 2014 In Alabama last week—two weeks before Election Day—a special state grand jury issued a 23-count indictment against Mike Hubbard, the powerful Republican speaker of the state’s House of Representatives. Hubbard immediately proclaimed his innocence, denouncing the long-expected charges as part of “a political witch hunt.”[…]

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November 3, 2014
Czar Klain: No Way to Run a Republic

First published at Judicial Watch’s Investigative Bulletin, October 21, 2014 On Friday, addressing mounting concerns about a medical crisis in the U.S., President Obama named the noted epidemiologist Dr. Ronald Klain as the country’s “Ebola czar.” Dr. Klain…. Oh, sorry, that didn’t happen. The new Ebola czar is not an expert in infectious diseases, or[…]

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November 3, 2014
Ebola Watch: Judicial Watch Seeks Answers

First published at Judicial Watch’s Investigative Bulletin, October 17, 2014 As an Ebola-driven health-care crisis appears to mount across America, Judicial Watch is moving fast to get answers from Washington. We have filed Freedom of Information Act requests with the Defense Department and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to uncover medical and safety[…]

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October 16, 2014
Connecticut Corruption: It’s the Transparency, Stupid

First published at Judicial Watch’s Investigative Bulletin, October 1, 2014 On Sept. 19, John G. Rowland, the former governor of Connecticut, was convicted in federal court in New Haven on seven counts related to political corruption. The jury found that Mr. Rowland had created false records and obstructed justice in a conspiracy to hide his[…]

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October 1, 2014
Gowdy’s Game Plan

First published at the Daily Caller, September 22, 2014 Four months after a White House email uncovered by Judicial Watch forced the appointment of a special House committee on Benghazi, the curtain has gone up on the next stage of the investigation. Committee chairman Trey Gowdy led hearings into the State Department’s implementation of recommendations[…]

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September 16, 2014
Cuomo & Moreland

First published at Judicial Watch’s Investigative Bulletin, September 10, 2014 Andrew Cuomo took a serious hit yesterday in the New York gubernatorial primary, when an unknown novice with the whimsical name Zephyr Teachout walked off with about 35% of Democratic primary voters. Cuomo prevailed, with 60% of the vote, but the damage was done and[…]

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September 11, 2014
Russian Sanctions: Follow the Money

        First published at Judicial Watch’s Investigative Bulletin, September 9, 2014 President Obama is hoping sanctions will punish Russia for its abuse of Ukraine, but there’s already one group that sanctions are helping: lawyers and lobbyists. Late last month, former senators Trent Lott and John Breaux signed on as lobbyists for Gazprombank,[…]

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