FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 25, 2018
CONTACT: Jordan Libowitz
202-408-5565 | [email protected]
CREW Statement on Emoluments Decision
Washington— Following a federal judge’s decision to allow the Emoluments case to proceed, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement:
“This is a historic day for the Constitution. We are honored and proud to represent the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia alongside Attorneys General Brian Frosh and Karl Racine as a federal court considers evidence of presidential violations of the Emoluments Clauses for the first time.
Americans need to know that their president is acting in their interest and not in the interest of his private businesses. President Trump has refused again and again to separate himself from his business empire to avoid pervasive conflicts of interest and constitutional violations. A court has now decided that the Emoluments Clauses, put in place by the framers of the Constitution to protect against corruption, are broad and can be enforced in court. We look forward to working with Maryland and the District of Columbia to prove their case and stop these insidious violations.”
Read the decision here.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit legal watchdog group dedicated to holding public officials accountable for their actions. For more information, please visit www.citizensforethics.org or contact Jordan Libowitz at 202-408-5565 or [email protected].