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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CREW Requested Records on Pompeo Religious Freedom Call
March 19, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

These records will shed light on whether the State Department is cutting off access to the press based on religion, especially when supposedly briefing about religious freedom.

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CREW Sends Office of Government Ethics Letter on Lynne Patton
March 18, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

CREW identified several anomalous entries in Lynne Patton’s financial disclosure reports, including problems with her income from the Trump Organization.

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Trump White House Must Build A Wall Between Former Staffers and Official Twitter Accounts
March 18, 2019 Lauren White

@TomBossert45 remains active, which means that Bossert could tweet information about foreign policy that could be attributed to the US government.

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Recordkeeping Laws Matter, Especially in This Administration
March 15, 2019 Lauren White

CREW has found new ways to use recordkeeping laws aggressively and shine a light on behavior that the administration would prefer to remain obscured.

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Ethics Concerns Mount at DOD without a Permanent Watchdog
March 14, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

The DOD IG role is particularly important in light of an increased number of sexual assault victim reprisal cases, and Acting Secretary Shanahan’s ethics questions.

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CREW Files IG Complaint Against Shanahan for Promoting Boeing at DOD
March 13, 2019 Linnaea Honl-Stuenkel

Shanahan worked at Boeing for over 30 years, overseeing the Boeing Missile Defense Systems and Rotorcraft Systems, and commercial production including the 737 MAX.

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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.