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Judge removes Griffin from office for engaging in Jan. 6 insurrection

Washington — A New Mexico judge ordered Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin be removed from office, effective immediately, ruling that the attack on the Capitol was an insurrection and that Griffin’s participation in it disqualified him under Section 3 of the 14th Amendment. This decision marks the first time since 1869 that a court has disqualified […]

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CREW Complaint: Secret Service likely broke the law by deleting texts

Washington — The United States Secret Service appears to have violated federal criminal law by destroying text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 after receiving a request for records related to the attack on the Capitol from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General, according to a complaint sent today by Citizens […]

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USPS mismanaged DeJoy’s conflicts of interest and tried to cover it up

The United States Postal Service seriously mismanaged Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s conflicts of interest from the start, according to documents obtained by CREW via a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The documents show that USPS’s initial decision to allow DeJoy to recuse from matters involving his former company XPO Logistics rather than divesting from the conflict-creating assets was […]

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CREW files criminal complaint against Trump’s former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark

The Department of Justice should investigate whether former Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Clark attempted to undermine our democracy by participating in the efforts of former President Trump and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows to overturn the results of the 2020 election, according to a complaint filed today by Citizens for Responsibility and […]

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Judge Stops ICE from Destroying Records of Abuse

Washington, March 12, 2021 — ICE cannot destroy records of sexual abuse and assault, death reviews, detainee segregation files and other records it planned to dispose of, a federal judge ordered today in a case brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, American Historical Association and the Society for Historians of American Foreign […]

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Noah Bookbinder: Trump Should Be Impeached. Again.

Washington, January 3, 2020 — Following the release of a stunning tape in which President Trump pressures Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger to “find 11,780 votes” to flip the state to Trump, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement: The President of the United States has been […]

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New Report: President Trump has 3,400 conflicts of interest

Washington, September 24, 2020 — Averaging more than two conflicts of interest per day, President Trump continues to be the most corrupt president in history, engaging in more than 3,400 conflicts of interest since taking office, according to a new report released today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Since CREW issued its […]

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CREW Complaint: Investigate State Department for Politicized Responses

Washington, June 18, 2020 — The State Department’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) should investigate allegations that the Department is improperly politicizing its approach to high-profile congressional investigations and stonewalling oversight requests from Democratic congressional committee chairs, according to a complaint sent today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Withholding information and […]

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CREW: Kushner’s Shadow Task Force Appears to Violate Multiple Laws

Washington March 27, 2020 – Jared Kushner’s shadow coronavirus task force appears to be violating both the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) by using private email accounts with no assurance their communications are being preserved and by meeting in secret, according to a letter sent today by Citizens for Responsibility […]

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CREW Files Criminal Complaint Against Rudy Giuliani for Violating the Hatch Act

Washington, Feb. 21, 2020—Federal prosecutors should investigate Rudy Giuliani for criminally violating the Hatch Act, according to a complaint filed today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. Evidence suggests that Giulani, who is President Trump’s personal attorney, manipulated federal funds–specifically […]

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Report: At Least 19 Trump Admin Actions May Benefit Trump Finances

Washington, Feb. 12, 2020 — At least 19 policies and actions taken by the Trump administration may benefit the Trump family and Trump Organization, according to a new report released today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The 19 policies and official actions span the government and demonstrate how routine government actions […]

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CREW Sues To Enforce Hatch Act Against Kellyanne Conway

Washington, Dec. 17, 2019 — A federal judge should order the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to file a complaint against Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway with the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), which could discipline, fine and even remove her, according to a lawsuit filed today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington […]

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Noah Bookbinder: Following his guilty plea, Duncan Hunter must resign immediately

Washington, Dec. 3, 2019 – Following the guilty plea of Congressman Duncan Hunter, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement: Congressman Hunter has shown a blatant disregard for the law and engaged in one of the most egregious Congressional spending scandals we have ever seen. When CREW […]

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CREW Requests Trump Restraining Order for Records of Talks with Foreign Leaders

Washington, Oct. 1, 2019 —  A judge should grant a temporary restraining order against President Trump and the Executive Office of the President mandating them to preserve records of the president’s communications and meetings with foreign leaders, according to a court filing by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), National Security Archive and the […]

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CREW Forces Historic Release of Dark Money Donors

Washington, Sept. 19, 2019 —  In a major victory for transparency, Americans for Job Security (AJS) will register as a political committee and release their donors—the first major release of dark money sources in the post-Citizens United era—following a complaint and several lawsuits from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). During the 2010 and […]

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CREW: Barr Lacks Impartiality, Must Recuse from Russia Investigation

Washington, Sept. 17, 2019 — Attorney General William Barr must recuse himself from all Department of Justice investigations into the origins of the FBI counterintelligence investigation regarding the Russian government’s interference in the 2016 election, according to a letter sent today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) to DOJ’s top ethics official, […]

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Walter Shaub: How Trump’s 4th of July Hijacking Could Violate the Hatch Act

June 26, 2019 – Is President Trump trying to hijack the Independence Day celebration on the National Mall by turning it into a taxpayer-funded campaign rally? If he does, the Trump administration will violate federal appropriations law and the Hatch Act. In that case, Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale had better have the campaign’s checkbook […]

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OSC Determines Kellyanne Conway Should Be Fired Following CREW Complaints

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019  — Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act on several occasions by using her public office to engage in partisan political activity, the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) ruled today based on complaints filed by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) in October 2018 and May 2019. […]

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