Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, November 16, 2017
CREW Statement On Menendez Mistrial
Following the declaration of a mistrial in the Senator Menendez (D-NJ) case, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder, a former federal corruption prosecutor, released the following statement: “It’s now clear that, following the Supreme Court’s...
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Pence NFL Stunt Cost Indianpolis Police Department $14K
Vice President Mike Pence’s infamous publicity stunt at an NFL game last month cost the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department more than $14,000, according to documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). Shortly after arriving, Pence ostensibly left the...
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Monday, July 17, 2017
CREW to get Mar-a-Lago Visitor Records
As part of ongoing litigation brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the National Security Archive (NSA) and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will turn over visitor logs for President Trump’s Mar-...
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Thursday, July 06, 2017
Crew Files Ethics Complaint Against Jared Kushner
White House Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President Jared Kushner appears to have failed to make the required disclosure of his ownership interest in an online real estate investment company called Cadre, and likely must divest from Cadre to prevent having a conflict of interest, according to...
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Friday, June 23, 2017
CREW Sues President Trump Over Presidential Records
President Trump and the Executive Office of the President appear to be violating the Presidential Records Act (PRA) and the Constitution’s requirement that the president “take care” that the laws be faithfully executed through the White House’s use of confidential messaging applications and other...
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Monday, June 05, 2017
Trump’s Interior Secretary Attended Oil Industry Meeting at Trump’s DC Hotel
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke had a busy day on March 23, at least according to his official Twitter account. That day, he announced “Doggy Days” at the department, visited with staff at the Bureau of Reclamation, and met astronaut Jeff Williams . But Secretary Zinke’s day was even busier than his...
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Thursday, June 01, 2017
Crew Statement on Ethics Pledge Waivers
In response to the revelation of the White House’s previously secret ethics pledge waivers, including those granted to senior staffers Kellyanne Conway, Don McGahn and Chris Liddell, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the...
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Friday, April 28, 2017
CREW Releases 100 Day Trump Ethics Report, Timeline
The first 100 days of the Trump administration brought conflicts of interest and ethical and legal problems on a massive scale not seen since at least President Nixon—and perhaps ever, according to a new report just released by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The report...
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Monday, April 10, 2017
CREW and Others Sue for White House Visitor Logs
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), the National Security Archive and the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University today sued the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for failing to disclose records of visits to...
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Thursday, February 02, 2017
Statement on Proposed Trump Executive Order
In response to President Trump’s comments on the Johnson Amendment and his proposed executive order allowing unlimited dark money for organizations opposed to same-sex marriage and abortion, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the...
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