The conflicts of interest the president has caused by failing to divest from his businesses are nothing short of an ethical catastrophe.
The president violates the Constitution on a daily basis, administration officials defy ethics laws, while the corrupting influence of money in politics persists across party lines and across the country. This cannot stand. CREW has taken more than 400 legal actions since the beginning of this administration to fight for a government that is accountable to the people, rather than one that is operating in secret, corrupted by self interest.
Kellyanne Conway should be removed from federal service and we expect today’s findings to send a message to officials across the Trump Administration.
CREW filed a lawsuit detailing five meetings between Trump and Putin when no note takers were present, in violation of the Presidential Records Act.
The documents could show the full cost of President Trump's Salute to America celebration and whether any agencies communicated with the Trump campaign.
CREW requested documents from the Interior Department to establish how the donation came about and details about Interior’s use of its gift acceptance authority.
Several officials have been reprimanded for violating the Hatch Act, but the problematic political behavior continues with no signs of stopping.
Donald Trump may have committed up to eight criminal offenses while campaigning and during the first year of his presidency.
The number of companies lobbying on drug pricing has more than quadrupled over the past five years.
When personal profits are prioritized over ethics, and secret money damages our institutions, CREW fights abuses of power and violations of the law. We must hold our leaders to a higher standard than simply walking the line between legality and criminality. Since our founding in 2003, we have worked to hold leaders of both parties accountable for unethical conduct. By demanding transparency and ethics from our leaders, we can defend our democracy and prevent the current crisis from becoming the new normal.