For an administration that has habitually ignored ethics and transparency rules, this shutdown provides an opportunity to further erode key norms.
CREW uses aggressive legal action, in-depth research, and bold communications to reduce the influence of money in politics and help foster a government that is ethical and accountable. We highlight abuses, change behavior, and lay the groundwork for new policies and approaches that encourage public officials to work for the benefit of the people, not powerful interests.
President Trump made 118 visits to his properties in his second year in office, just one example of his extensive conflicts of interest.
Wheeler may have violated his ethics pledge by participating in matters on which he previously lobbied and by holding meetings with his previous clients.
President Trump threatened this week to use emergency powers to construct a wall along the southern border of the United States, raising legal concerns.
On President Trump's first full day in office, our legal team officially filed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Donald J. Trump to stop the President from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.
If we want government of the people, by the people, and for the people to continue, it is time for Congress, enforcement agencies, and most importantly the American people to demand an end to the violations and a return to an ethical and lawful government.
In his second year in office, President Trump continued to use the presidency to enrich himself. Political allies, wealthy donors, special interests and foreign governments adopted a key tactic of patronizing Trump’s businesses to curry favor with the Trump administration.
CREW's lawyers, researchers, and communicators don't just highlight the negative influence of money in politics; we take action to ensure accountability and change our system for the better.LEARN MORE