Tag Archives: Judicial Watch

Tortured tale of govt. spending your money rather than agreeing to answer questions on Obamacare

The following is a news commentary In 2013, when the government repeatedly provided false, misleading and incomplete information regarding Obamacare.gov, I filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) request to obtain the facts. Under the law, I should have received the material within about 20 days. It was relevant to news stories I was investigating at […]

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Judge Questions Govt. Delays in Attkisson v. HHS

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan calls speed of government response “unreasonable” When government offers to double the speed its response, Judge Chutkan replies: “But that will take us to, what, seven years instead of 14?” I’ve been seeking public information on HealthCare.gov since the fall of 2013. Under Freedom of Information (FOI) law, the government is […]

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Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit for Hillary Clinton Email-Related Records

Can Judicial Watch once again get public records that nobody else has been able to obtain? The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit to try to get documents regarding former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s efforts to gain approval for use of an iPhone or iPad to conduct official business.   Judicial Watch […]

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Belatedly Released and Revealing Fast & Furious Docs

The Department of Justice improperly withheld public documents related to Fast and Furious after the first Freedom of Information (FOI) requests for them several years ago. The agency was recently forced to produce some of the materials to the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which filed a FOI lawsuit to obtain the information. (To date, […]

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Fast & Furious Crime Scene Photos Ordered Released

(Above photo: A Fast and Furious weapons used in a 2013 Gang Style Assault in Phoenix. The Phoenix Police Dept. and U.S. Government had withheld the photo from Congress and the public until it was recently released as a result of a Freedom of Information lawsuit.) A Freedom of Information (FOI) lawsuit against a police agency […]

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Why I’m Suing the Justice Dept.: Its Unlawful Freedom of Info. Response

(Above Image: FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.) On Nov. 19, I filed a Freedom of Information (FOI) lawsuit against the Department of Justice, which oversees the F.B.I.. For over a year, I had been pursuing public information that the F.B.I. holds—about me. Something any U.S. citizen has the right to do. The response I got […]

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Justice Dept. List of Withheld Fast & Furious Docs is 1,323 Pages Long

List shows documents on wide-ranging subject matter being withheld. Emails between Attorney General Eric Holder and his wife Sharon Malone, and his mother, are withheld under executive privilege. Also withheld are emails between Obama administration spokesmen regarding news articles. For the first time, the Department of Justice has provided a detailed description of 15,662 Fast […]

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Judicial Watch Sues Phoenix P.D. in Fast and Furious

The conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch is suing the Phoenix Police Department for records on a July 29, 2013 gang-style assault to see if weapons used were sold in the Justice Department’s ill-fated Fast and Furious case. In Fast and Furious, federal agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) allowed thousands of […]

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Justice Dept. Must Release Fast and Furious Doc Log in One Month

Calling the government’s arguments for “even more time…unconvincing,” a federal court has ordered the Justice Department to turn over a list of withheld Fast and Furious documents by Oct. 22. Attorney General Eric Holder had sought a delay until the day before the midterm elections. Separately, Obama administration officials revealed that Holder intends to announce […]

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Updated: Why I’m Suing HHS for HealthCare.gov Documents

Update: Squeezing public documents from federal officials hasn’t been easy for me under any administration. But, like many journalists, advocacy groups and members of the public, I’ve found out the hard way that the Obama administration has taken obstruction and secrecy to new heights. Take HealthCare.gov. From the moment Health and Human Services falsely denied it […]

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