Tag Archive for Judicial Watch

CIA report sheds new light on Angleteon’s role in Watergate

James Angleton

James Angleton, chief of the CIA’s Counterintelligence Staff.

Legendary CIA counterspy James Angleton was interviewed by federal investigators in 1973 about a reported meeting with Watergate burglar Howard Hunt, according to a declassified CIA history made public this week.

Angleton responded by dissembling about his relationship with Hunt and threatening legal action against the source of the story.

The report, first obtained by Judicial Watch, sheds new light on the agency’s role in the burglary that brought down President Richard Nixon in 1974 and changed the course of American politics.

James Jesus Angleton, chief of the agency’s Counterintelligence Staff, reached the peak of his powers during the Nixon’s presidency. But his backstage role in the Watergate affair has gone largely unnoticed.

Fox News correspondent James Rosen delivered the goods: Read more

To preempt a FOIA request, Pentagon destroyed bin Laden death photos

Admiral William McRaven ordered the immediate destruction of any photos of Osama bin Laden’s death within hours of a FOIA request from the watchdog group Judicial Watch.

Rather than destroying all the  photos, the U.S. government could have — and should have — released one non-graphic photo without fanfare or gloating to show a commitment to full disclosure, without offending global sensibilities.

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Judicial Watch lawsuit seeks 7 JFK records in RFK’s papers

Who says the government can’t keep a JFK secret?

Author Max Holland and the watchdog group Judicial Watch sued the National Archives earlier this month for seven records related to the JFK’s assassination that are held in the unreleased papers of Robert F. Kennedy. Like my lawsuit for CIA JFK records, Holland’s complaint shows the government is very capable of keeping JFK secrets.

Judicial Watch press release has the details. Read more