The public interest law firm of Judicial Watch is a national treasure. Where the nation’s justice system fails to prosecute and our legislators fail investigate, Judicial Watch is relentless in exposing corruption, especially in Washington. And given the level of corruption there as well as the official coverups, it’s an enormous job.
One key tool used by Judicial Watch is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) which requires departments and agencies within the federal government to be responsive to requests for what are public documents. Classified materials are exempt, and confidential portions of documents that cannot be released to the public can be redacted. But otherwise they are supposed to come up with the information when proper request is made.
The problem is that there is often official resistance and obstruction to FOIA requests, with the result being that Judicial Watch frequently must sue in federal court to extract the information. In fact, it has just filed three lawsuits against the Justice Department, seeking documents that would demonstrate whether the FBI’s acting director Andrew McCabe was improperly involved with political matters. If so, he would be guilty of violation of the Hatch Act, a criminal offense.
“Judicial Watch today announced that it filed three separate Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Justice seeking records for current FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe relating to his political activities, travel vouchers, and employment status. The first two lawsuits specifically seek records of McCabe’s political activities involving his wife’s failed campaign for political office and interactions with Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe.”
There is already plenty of evidence to suggest possible violations. Documents released from successful lawsuits could clinch matters.
“In 2015, a political action committee run by McAuliffe, a close friend and political supporter of Bill and Hillary Clinton, donated nearly $500,000 to Jill McCabe, wife of McCabe, who was then running for the Virginia State Senate. Also, the Virginia Democratic Party, over which McAuliffe had significant influence, donated an additional $207,788 to the Jill McCabe campaign. In July 2015, Andrew McCabe was in charge of the FBI’s Washington, DC, field office, which provided personnel resources to the Clinton email probe.
“The Hatch Act prohibits FBI employees from engaging ‘in political activity in concert with a political party, a candidate for partisan political office, or a partisan political group.’”
As we’ve pointed out before, if you delve into a scandal involving the Democrats, sooner or later Bill and Hillary Clinton are bound to turn up. It is as though there is some sort of regulation within the DNC that mandates that anyone engaging in nefarious actions must first either get the consent or at least some advice from the Clintons before proceeding. Their constant appearance in these investigations cannot be a coincidence. So in a sense, folks like Andrew McCabe are really small players.
Judicial Watch is going to do the job that compromised government bodies will not do. In this case it means uncovering details which might incriminate McCabe, which could then work back to incriminate McAuliffe, which could then implicate the Clintons.
If people such as the Clintons and their many cohorts are finally hung out to dry for their offenses, it will be likely that evidence uncovered by Judicial Watch will be a contributing factor.
The law firm is just that important to our nation.
Source: Judicial Watch