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A First Priority for a Biden Administration Will Be Comprehensive Reforms, as Reflected in H.R. 1

April 20, 2020 – Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced in a press release yesterday that “A first priority of a Biden Administration will be to lead on a comprehensive set of reforms like those reflected in the For the People Act (H.R. 1) to end special interest control of Washington and protect the voice and […]

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Complaint Filed with DOJ IG Calling For Investigation of AG Barr and His Role in the Ukraine Affair

Oct. 1, 2019 – Democracy 21 filed a complaint today with Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz calling on the IG to investigate Attorney General William Barr’s activities relating to the recent whistleblower complaint concerning President Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. The Democracy 21 complaint to the Inspector General requested an […]

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Democracy 21 Calls on DOJ OPR to Ensure AG Barr’s Recusal from Active Mueller-Related Cases

In a letter sent today to the Justice Department Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer wrote that Attorney General William Barr “must recuse himself from any supervision of, or other involvement in, the 14 active Justice Department matters that stem from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.” A […]

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Democracy 21 Files DOJ Complaint Against Attorney General Barr

April 15, 2019 – In a complaint sent today to the Justice Department Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer wrote that Attorney General William Barr has violated Justice Department norms and standards of conduct by “publicly testifying, without any substantiation, that FBI and Justice Department officials had engaged in ‘spying’ on the Trump […]

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Democracy 21: Sen. Graham Abandons His Pledge to Protect Mueller Investigation from Interference

Aug. 29, 2018 – In a letter sent to Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today, Democracy 21 expressed deep concern about the Senator’s apparent abandonment of his earlier pledge to the American people “to make sure that Mr. Mueller can continue to do his job without any interference.” According to the letter: Bipartisan legislation to accomplish […]

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Democracy 21 and CREW Request OGE Investigation Into Kushner’s Apparent Financial Conflicts Of Interest Regarding Israel And China

June 28, 2018 – In a letter sent today to David J. Apol, Acting Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), Democracy 21 and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) urged the OGE to investigate “whether Jared Kushner’s extensive and ongoing personal business interests, including by attribution the extensive business interests of […]

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Fred Wertheimer and Norman Eisen: Rosenstein impeachment articles are gross abuse meant to sabotage Mueller Russia probe

May 2, 2018 – In 1876, the House of Representatives voted to impeach Secretary of War William Belknap for what the U.S. Senate has described as “a pattern of corruption blatant even by the standards of the scandal-tarnished Grant administration.” This is the only time in the 229-year history of the Constitution that an executive branch official other than a […]

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Roger McNamee, Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer: Will new Facebook scandal finally force tech CEOs to testify on ‘information warfare’?

March 19, 2018 – Russia never would have been able to conduct “information warfare” against the United States in the way it did in the 2016 presidential election without Facebook, Twitter and Google. The latest allegations — that a Trump campaign consulting firm with Russian connections used improperly obtained Facebook data on tens of millions of Americans to target voters — […]

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Democracy 21 Files Second Complaint against AG Sessions for Recusal Failure with DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility

March 2, 2017 – Democracy 21 sent a second complaint this morning to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) that called on OPR “to make immediate public findings that Attorney General Jeff Sessions must immediately recuse himself from any Department of Justice investigations and actions relating to the Russian role in the 2016 […]

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38 Reform Groups Oppose Efforts by House Admin. Committee to Terminate Presidential Public Financing & EAC

February 6, 2017 – In a letter sent today to members of the House Administration Committee, a group of 38 organizations and individuals with expertise in governance issues strongly opposed bills being considered tomorrow by the committee to terminate the Presidential Election Campaign Fund and the Election Assistance Commission (EAC).  (See below for a full […]

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Orgs and Individuals with Governance Expertise Call on Trump to Divest Business Enterprises

Jan. 3, 2016 – In a letter sent yesterday to President-elect Trump, a bipartisan group of organizations and individuals with expertise in governance issues called on Trump to divest his business enterprises or face serious conflicts of interest and Emoluments Clause problems as president. The letter representing voices from all parts of the political spectrum […]

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