May 26, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Some Republican lawmakers were outraged when federal records released last week showed that the White House, CIA and Defense Department granted high-level access last year to a pair of acclaimed filmmakers researching an action thriller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden. The documents tell "a damning story of extremely close, unprecedented, and potentially dangerous collaboration" between the filmmakers and the Obama administration, fumed New York Rep. Peter T. King, GOP chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee.
April 14, 1999 |
Pursuing an all-but-forgotten loose end of the Monica S. Lewinsky investigation, a conservative legal group is taking pains to prove in court that the Clinton administration deliberately smeared Linda Tripp early last year and then lied about its action, which could constitute a crime. The conservative organization, Judicial Watch, is getting support from a federal judge who believes the matter is "cause for concern" and has said there are signs of "potential misconduct."
April 11, 2001 |
Judicial Watch, a conservative group that gained prominence by repeatedly suing the Clinton administration, is taking legal action against House Republican Leader Tom DeLay of Texas over allegations he tried to raise political donations by promising meetings with Bush administration officials. "It is improper and illegal to sell official public office for political campaign contributions," said Judicial Watch chairman and general counsel Larry Klayman.
June 5, 2003 |
The Senate Judiciary Committee announced Wednesday that had it found no credible evidence linking U.S. Assistant Atty. Gen. Michael Chertoff to alleged misuse of government informants. The panel's top Republican and Democrat said a bipartisan staff probe had effectively cleared Chertoff, whom President Bush wants to put on the federal court bench. The allegations were made by Judicial Watch, a public watchdog group, on the eve of the panel's vote last month on Chertoff for a seat on the U.S.
August 29, 2007
In asking a federal court to force the National Archives to release papers from Hillary Rodham Clinton's time as first lady, the public interest group Judicial Watch has opened itself to the charge that it's on a fishing expedition. Maybe so, but the group is fishing with a license -- the Freedom of Information Act. That law allows citizens to inspect public documents after deletions are made for privilege or national security.
May 23, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In the months after the U.S. military mission that killed Osama bin Laden, Pentagon officials met with Hollywood filmmakers and gave them special access in an effort to influence the creation of a film about the operation, newly released documents show. Emails and meeting transcripts obtained from the Pentagon and CIA through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by the watchdog group Judicial Watch suggest that officials went out of their way to assist the filmmakers, while trying to avoid the public learning of their cooperation.