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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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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Monday, January 23, 2017
CREW Sues Trump Over Emoluments
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is bringing a federal lawsuit to stop President Trump from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments. The lawsuit will be filed in the Southern District of New York when the court opens at 9 AM on...
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Friday, January 20, 2017
CREW Statement: Trump Now Violating Constitution
As Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45 th President of the United States, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement: “Now that he has taken the oath of office, President Trump stands in violation of the...
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Tuesday, January 03, 2017
Statement on House GOP Vote to Gut Office of Congressional Ethics
In response to the House Republicans vote to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) and kill its independence, Norman Eisen and Richard Painter, Chair and Vice Chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), released the following statement: “Undermining the...
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
CREW Sues EPA for Documents Regarding 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) today sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for failing to provide documents regarding oil industry efforts to influence the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Last May, following a Reuters article describing how the Carlyle...
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