Judicial Watch Sues CIA, DOJ and Treasury for Records Related to Intelligence Leaks Regarding Investigation of General Flynn

Judicial Watch

Asks Court to Order Searches and Production of Records 

National Security Agency Refuses to Confirm or Deny Existence of Records 

(Washington DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the United States Department of Justice and the Department of the Treasury regarding records related to the investigation of retired United States Army Lieutenant General Michel Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak (Judicial Watch v. Central Intelligence Agency et al. (No.1:17-cv-00397)).  (The National Security Agency refused to confirm or deny the existence of intelligence records about communications between Gen. Flynn and Amb Kislyak.)

Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit after the agencies failed to respond to a January 25, 2017, FOIA request seeking:

Any and all records regarding, concerning, or related to the investigation of retired Gen. Michael Flynn’s communications with Russian Ambassador to the United States Sergey Kislyak between October 1, 2016 and the present.

This request includes, but is not limited to, any and all related warrants, affidavits, declarations, or similar records regarding the aforementioned investigation.

For purposes of clarification, please find enclosed a CNN report regarding the investigation, which cites information that was provided to CNN by members of the Intelligence Community.

In its complaint Judicial Watch asks the court to order the agencies to search for all records responsive to its FOIA requests and demonstrate that they employed reasonable search methods; order the agencies to produce by a specific date all non-exempt records and a Vaughn index of all withheld records; and instruct the agencies to cease withholding all non-exempt records.

On January 23, 2017, CNN reported that the government was investigating Flynn, former national security adviser to President Trump:

The calls were captured by routine US eavesdropping targeting the Russian diplomats, according to the intelligence and law enforcement officials. But the officials said some of the content of the conversation raised enough potential concerns that investigators are still looking into the discussions, amid a broader concern about Russian intelligence-gathering activities in the United States.

The officials all stressed that so far there has been no determination of any wrongdoing.

FBI and intelligence officials briefed members of the Obama White House team before President Barack Obama left office about the Flynn calls to the Russian ambassador, sources said.

“President Trump is on to something. The Obama-connected wiretapping and illegal leaks of classified material concerning President Trump and General Flynn are a scandal,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch aims to get to the truth about these crimes and we hope the Trump administration stands with us in the fight for transparency.”

Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Emails

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(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to compel Secretary Kerry’s compliance with the Federal Records Act and challenge “the failure of Defendant Kerry to take any action to recover emails of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton” and other U.S. Department of State employees unlawfully removed from the agency (Judicial Watch, Inc. v. John F. Kerry (No. 1:15-cv-00785)).

Kerry’s predecessor at the State Department, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, conducted official government business using a secret, unsecured email server and email accounts. Her top aides and advisors also used non-“state.gov” email accounts to conduct official business.

In 2014, Clinton “unilaterally determined which of her emails were official government records and, in December 2014, returned at least a portion of these public records – as many as 55,000 pages of records – to the State Department.”

In the lawsuit, Judicial Watch argues the following:

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Famous Lawyer Launches Lawsuit to Deport Barack Obama

Conservative Tribune

Larry Klayman, the former Justice Department lawyer and founder of Judicial Watch and Freedom Watch, has filed a lawsuit to get President Barack Obama deported.

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WND reports that Klayman has sent a deportation petition to Sarah Kendall of the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security at the Department of Homeland Security, Thomas Homan of Enforcement Removal Operations at DHS and Thomas Winkowksi of Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

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Obama Just Got Hit With a Lawsuit That Could Stop Him Cold

 Conservative Tribune
The government watchdog group Judicial Watch has filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for failing to comply with a Freedom of Information Act request regarding 36,000 convicted criminal illegal aliens who were released from federal custody.

The report on the release of the aliens initially came from the Centers for Immigration Studies.

 Judicial Watch’s complaint demands that any DHS emails and memoranda related to the Centers for Immigration Studies report be handed over to the public.DHS had until May 14, 2014 to honor the request. Their failure to comply resulted in the lawsuit.

 

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Lawsuit: Obamacare Violates Constitution’s Origination Clause

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      The tax levied on Americans who don’t buy health insurance  under the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional because it started in the  wrong house of Congress in violation of the Constitution’s Origination Clause,  say arguments in a case on appeal before the U.S. District Court in Washington,  D.C.
“The Supreme Court … said the Obamacare tax is not an enforcement  penalty,” Pacific Legal Foundation attorney Tim Sandefur told Newsmax. “They  said this is actually a revenue-raising tax, in which case the Origination  Clause does apply.”
After the Supreme Court decision last year upholding  Obamacare changed the definition of the levy, the foundation’s attorneys amended  their filing in the case, saying there was a constitutional flaw from the  healthcare law’s inception because the bill’s language originated in the Senate,  not the House.

 

NRA joins ACLU lawsuit, claims NSA starting ‘gun registry’

The Hill

The National Rifle Association joined the American Civil Liberties Union’s  lawsuit on Wednesday to end the government’s massive phone record collection  program.

In a brief filed in federal court, the NRA argues that the National Security Agency’s  database of phone records amounts to a “national gun registry.”

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