Skip to content
Advertisements

Judicial Watch sues the State Department for Podesta Group documents

November 20, 2017

  Judicial Watch has been trying to obtain documents from the State Department through a FOIA request related to the Podesta Group and the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine but thus far the State Department has not been willing to reply. Today Judicial Watch announced the group was suing the State Department for these document.

  Here is the press release:

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for all records about the Podesta Group Inc. and the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine, which have both been connected to the recent special counsel indictment of Paul Manafort (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-02489)).

Judicial Watch sued after the State Department failed to respond to a September 13, 2017, FOIA request for:

  • All records of communication between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee, or representative of Podesta Group, Inc.  
  • All records produced related to any meetings or telephonic communications between any official, employee, or representative of the Department of State and any principal, employee, or representative of Podesta Group, Inc. 
  • All records regarding the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine. 
  • The FOIA request covers the timeframe of January 1, 2012 to the present. 

The Podesta Group, formerly led by Anthony Podesta, and the European Centre for a Modern Ukraine have been mentioned in connection with the criminal indictment of Paul Manafort by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
 
“Mueller’s special counsel operation seems more interested in the alleged foreign ties of the Trump Team, rather than Hillary Clinton’s associates,” stated Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton. “Judicial Watch aims to figure out the truth of what exactly the Podesta Group was doing with the Obama State Department.”

  If Judicial Watch is successful these documents could prove to be very interesting indeed. We already know the Podesta Group has come under investigation by Robert Mueller’s special counsel, and since this revelation Tony Podesta has stepped down from the group.

  Of course Tony Podesta’s brother, John, has been heavily involved with the Clinton’s for years and was Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential campaign chairman. But I am sure this is all a coincidence…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

Advertisements
10 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    November 20, 2017 9:01 pm

    As expected, both the elephants and donkeys are circling the wagons.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 21, 2017 6:26 am

      Yep, in the end they will protect their own…

      Liked by 1 person

  2. November 21, 2017 5:14 am

    Reblogged this on Brittius.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 21, 2017 6:26 am

      Thanks again.

      Like

      • November 21, 2017 7:31 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. November 21, 2017 7:16 am

    We will see how far this pony will ride… Curious if anyone caught Hannity last night…dropped an interesting comment when discussing Mueller and Holder have a lot of explaining to do regarding the Uranium deal… he added “and Sessions has a lot to explain as well.” Curious if he was aware of the FBI Uranium deal while in Congress. Betcha in the informers documents Sessions is mentioned. Explains a lot.

    Liked by 2 people

    • November 21, 2017 7:18 am

      I should say the guest was speaking that Sessions has a lot to explain as well.

      Liked by 1 person

    • November 21, 2017 8:31 pm

      Interesting, I did not see it but I would not be surprised if Sessions has something to hide. He is unwilling to go after Hillary and there has to be a reason.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. November 21, 2017 4:53 pm

    Reblogged this on Deplorables Seeking Justice-DSJ.

    Liked by 1 person

    • November 21, 2017 8:31 pm

      Thank you.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: