Since August 1998, Tom Fitton has served as President of Judicial Watch. According to the organization’s mission statement, Judicial Watch works to promote honesty, transparency, accountability in government, and adherence to the rule of law.
The organization primarily accomplishes its mission by obtaining access to government records, filing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other public records act lawsuits, engaging in other forms of civil litigation, and pursuing a variety of different actions aimed at generating public pressure on government agencies and public officials.
Fitton’s 2012 book, “The Corruption Chronicles,” opened at #6 on The New York Times Best Sellers Nonfiction Hardcover List and #1 on BookScan’s nonfiction hardcover list.
|Real Name||Thomas J. Fitton|
|Profession||Activist and President of Judicial Watch|
|Date of Birth||30 May 1968|
|Age [as of 2021]||53 years|
|Birthplace||West Nyack, New York, the United States|
|Current Residence||Washington, District of Columbia, United States|
|School||Clarkstown High School South|
|College/University||George Washington University|
|Educational Qualification||Bachelor's degree in English|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in feet inches- 6'1"
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 72 kg
in pounds- 158 lbs
|Relationships & Affairs|
|Net Worth [approx.]||$1 million|
Fitton was born in the New York town of West Nyack. In 1986, he graduated from Clarkstown High School South. Fitton graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in English. His father worked as a grocery manager, while his mother was a nurse.
Judicial Watch was recognized as one of The Hill’s top ten most effective government watchdog organizations under Fitton’s leadership.
He is a nationally known authority on public corruption, immigration enforcement, legislative and judicial ethics, and open government.
Fitton is well-known for his criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election; he has alleged that the probe is a “coup” against Donald Trump and has asked for it to be terminated.
Fitton likewise opposes the scientific consensus on climate change, and Judicial Watch has filed litigation against climate experts during his tenure.
Tom likes to keep a very low profile when it comes to his family and has not yet disclosed anything about the same.
As far as Fitton’s education is concerned, in 1986, he graduated from Clarkstown High School South. Fitton graduated from George Washington University with a bachelor’s degree in English.
Since August 1998, Fitton has served as President of Judicial Watch. The group’s main goal is to gain access to government records through filing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and other public records act cases, as well as engaging in other forms of civil litigation.
Judicial Watch’s former Chairman, Larry Klayman, attempted to recover control of the group in 2006 by suing Fitton, the organization, and the organization’s other executives and directors. The majority of Klayman’s claims, including all claims against Fitton and the other executives and directors of Judicial Watch, were rejected in 2009.
"Truth will ultimately prevail where pains is taken to bring it to light."–George Washington
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— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) February 21, 2022
Trump announced his intention to appoint Fitton to the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure on October 2, 2020. He was sworn in on November 10, 2020, and his term will end on July 29, 2025.
Tom Fitton (2014). Obama’s Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government: The Corruption Chronicles Threshold Editions, New York, ISBN 978-1-4767-6705-5.
Clean House: Exposing Our Government’s Secrets and Lies, by Tom Fitton, Threshold Editions, New York, 2016. ISBN 978-1-5011-3704-4
Tom Fitton (2020). A Republic Under Siege: The Left’s Ongoing Attack on American Liberty Threshold Editions, New York, ISBN 978-1-9821-6365-5.
Trial of George Zimmerman:
Fitton erroneously stated in July 2013 that the Obama administration’s Department of Justice had dispatched staff to Sanford, Florida, in the aftermath of Trayvon Martin’s death “to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.”
Fitton is an outspoken opponent of the scientific consensus on climate change (global warming).
He stated, “There has been scandal after scandal regarding climate data, and we are wary of government institutions who refuse to tell the public what they are up to… I’m sure scientists are worried that funding for questionable studies may be eliminated, but in the end, the truth will triumph.”
Judicial Watch has filed lawsuits trying to compel the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to divulge the correspondence of climate scientists who published a 2015 paper in the journal Science.
The study contradicted one of the most prevalent arguments made by climate change deniers: that there was a “hiatus” in global warming from 1998 to 2012.
The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF), the American Meteorological Society, and the Union of Concerned Scientists all condemned Judicial Watch, claiming that disclosing private communications between scientists “would harm (or halt entirely) government scientists’ ability to collaborate with colleagues, damage the government’s ability to recruit or retain top scientists, and deter critically important research into politically charged fields like climate change.”
The complaint was motivated by US Representative Lamar Smith, who accused the study’s authors of “alter/ing data” to “obtain the politically correct results they want.”
Breitbart News Support:
For years, Judicial Watch has been promoted on Breitbart News, the far-right website previously owned by Steve Bannon.
Fitton defended the site against calls from advertisers to drop them for advertising. “Liberal activists want to destroy Breitbart, but we will not be intimidated,” Fitton said.
The right to vote:
Fitton stated the following concerning voter fraud: “We’ve all heard about voter fraud and liberal media outlets like the New York Times and ivory tower academics’ attempts to downplay it as a non-issue.
However, it is real, ubiquitous, and significant enough to influence elections.” Fitton claims that hundreds of thousands of unauthorized immigrants voted in the midterm elections in 2018. There is no proof of widespread voter fraud in either California or Texas.
Russian meddling in the 2016 election:
In 2017, Judicial Watch aided Republicans in their attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. He has called the Mueller investigation a “coup” against Trump.
Trump retweeted Fitton’s words about a coup; PolitiFact classified the claim that the Mueller investigation was a coup as “completely false.” Trump routinely listens to Fitton, and by August 2018, he had cited Fitton at least five times in his tweets, including a promotion for a forthcoming Fitton visit on Fox.
“Fitton’s speech is frequently indistinguishable from Trump’s,” according to Politico. Fitton urged the Special Counsel inquiry to be terminated, claiming that the prosecutors involved were too biased against Trump to handle the investigation.
The pandemic of Coronavirus in 2020:
During the coronavirus epidemic, Fitton has urged Trump to “reopen” the United States amid social isolation and lockdowns to prevent the virus from spreading.
Fitton slammed Dr. Anthony Fauci, the White House’s top epidemiologist, and fueled right-wing conspiracy theories about him.
Fitton alleged at a Council for National Policy conference in August 2020 that the American left intends to postpone the 2020 election results until January 20, 2021, to allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to serve as interim president. He then warned, “it could lead to civil war.”
Awards & Achievements
During the American Conservative Union’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2015, Fitton won the ‘Defender of the Constitution Award.’
Relationship, Wife, and Affairs
Tom Fitton is currently unmarried as well as there is no information about his relationship, girlfriend, and affairs.
It is estimated that Tom has a net worth of around $1 to $5 million which he garnered basically from being the president of Judicial Watch and being an activist.
Interesting Facts about Tom Fitton
- He is a member of the Popular Activists.
- He was named ‘President of Judicial Watch’ in 1998.
- He was a supporter of the ‘Freedom of Information Act.’
- ‘President Trump’ called him to the D.C. Commission on Judicial Disabilities and Tenure.
- Tom has shown his support for ‘Breitbart News.’
- He claimed that liberal activists are being unjust to ‘Breitbart News.’
- Fitton assisted many impoverished youngsters throughout the outbreak.
- Tom received the ‘Defender of the Constitution Award’ from the American Conservative Union.
- His highest level of schooling is a bachelor’s degree in English.
- Fitton was an outspoken opponent of the scientific consensus on climate change.
- He claimed that climate experts are not providing accurate weather information.
- Tom has a huge Instagram followers base.
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