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.
Rampant abuse of public office is not a problem of ‘one bad apple’ but rather a key feature of the Trump White House.
Deutsche Bank appears to have failed to monitor and report suspicious financial activity found in accounts controlled by President Trump and Jared Kushner.
Mueller said that only the Congress could indict a sitting president. CREW looks to OLC opinions to find out if the same is true for associates of the President.
Mark Esper joined the government following years as a top lobbyist for Raytheon, which just this week was awarded millions in government contracts.
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.