Judicial Watch to Take Government to Court Over Elian

July 7, 2008 - 7:02 PM

(CNSNews.com) - Saying the Clinton-Gore Administration risked Elian Gonzalez's life in its raid in Miami early Saturday morning and asking why the government is behaving like and backing "communist thugs," Judicial Watch in Washington, DC, announced that it has petitioned the court to expedite action in the 6-year-old boat refugee's case.

The organization said that it had petitioned the US District Court in the District of Columbia to order the Department of Justice "to release all records concerning the Elian Gonzalez saga. This became necessary when the agency typically stonewalled and did not produce one document in response to Freedom of Information requests."

Judicial Watch contends that the Department of Justice used illegal practices leading up to and including the early Saturday morning raid on the home of Elian's Miami relatives.

The organization also claims that the use of deadly force during the raid on the home of Elian's Miami relatives early Saturday morning posed "the real possibility of another Waco-style massacre."

Judicial Watch says it is important to discover why the Clinton-Gore Administration would become "the law firm" for communist dictator Fidel Castro of Cuba, whom the Judicial Watch claims "continues to oppress and murder his own people"

Judicial Watch Chairman and General Counsel Larry Klayman promises that once he gets some answers from the administration, further legal action is certain to follow.

"To become the advocate of this tyrant (Castro), the Clinton-Gore Administration either is subject to blackmail, or it is in bed with Communist Cuba. Judicial Watch will ask the Court to expedite its case this Monday...so the facts will come out before this entire saga turns into a worse tragedy.

"Already the American dream has been defiled and desecrated by a President and Attorney General who are behaving like the Communists they claim they oppose," said Klayman.