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.

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The Trump Shutdown is an Ethics Problem Too
January 18, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

For an administration that has habitually ignored ethics and transparency rules, this shutdown provides an opportunity to further erode key norms.

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New CREW Report: Trump’s Racked Up More Than 1,400 Conflicts of Interest
January 17, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

President Trump made 118 visits to his properties in his second year in office, just one example of his extensive conflicts of interest.

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CREW Statement on GSA IG Report
January 16, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Trump stood in violation of the Constitution the moment he took office, and compounded the problem by improperly holding the lease on a government building.

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CREW Files Ethics Complaint Against Andrew Wheeler
January 15, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Wheeler may have violated his ethics pledge by participating in matters on which he previously lobbied and by holding meetings with his previous clients.

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CREW Requests Documents on Presidential Emergency Powers
January 10, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

President Trump threatened this week to use emergency powers to construct a wall along the southern border of the United States, raising legal concerns.

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CREW Sends Letters Calling on Whitaker to Recuse
January 7, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Whitaker's relationship with a witness, statements deriding the investigations, and Presidential pressure disqualify him from overseeing the investigations.

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about CREW

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.


Since 2003, CREW has worked to create a more representative and ethical government, driven by the common good, rather than money and self-interest.


CREW has driven secret money into the light, held wrongdoers accountable, and changed the law to make our government more open.