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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Tuesday, December 03, 2019
CREW Calls On Duncan Hunter To Resign
Following the guilty plea of Congressman Duncan Hunter, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement: “Congressman Hunter has shown a blatant disregard for the law and engaged in one of the most egregious...
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Friday, November 15, 2019
CREW Statement on Roger Stone Guilty Verdict
Following the conviction of Roger Stone, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement: “Roger Stone has spent his entire career pushing the bounds of ethics and the law in political action from Nixon to Trump. His...
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Thursday, November 07, 2019
Four Basic Principles for a Full, Transparent, and Fair Impeachment Trial
Article I of the Constitution grants the House the sole power of impeachment, and if the House does impeach, the Senate the “sole power to try all impeachments.” It also provides that the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court will preside if the trial involves a president. The Constitution...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
CREW Statement on Emoluments Case Victory
Following today’s decision by the Unites States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to revive Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)’s landmark emoluments case against President Trump, CREW Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement: “We thank and...
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Friday, February 15, 2019
CREW Sues DOJ Over Presidential Emergency Powers Documents
The Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) failed to provide documents concerning the legal authority of the president to invoke emergency powers to declare a national emergency to build a wall along America’s southern border, leading to a lawsuit filed today by Citizens for...
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Tuesday, October 02, 2018
Public Citizen and CREW Release “Trump-Proofing the Presidency”
President Donald Trump has exposed serious shortcomings in executive branch ethics laws that threaten our democracy and must be addressed, according to a report issued today by Public Citizen and Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). The report outlines specific policy...
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Friday, June 22, 2018
Crew Files Criminal, Ethics Complaints Against Wilbur Ross
Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross should be investigated for possible violations of the STOCK Act or other insider trading laws and false statements to the Office of Government Ethics (OGE), according to criminal and ethics complaints filed today by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
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Thursday, March 15, 2018
CREW Gets Mnuchin Travel Documents
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has billed taxpayers for the most expensive flight options available at every turn, appearing to never even consider flying commercial as his predecessors did, according to previously unreleased documents obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in...
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Friday, March 02, 2018
CREW, Eisen & Painter Request Investigation into Trump Financial Disclosure on Cohen Payment
President Trump may have held an undisclosed beneficial interest in a limited liability company used by his personal lawyer to make a surreptitious payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels, according to a request for investigation filed with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) today by Citizens...
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Friday, December 22, 2017
CREW Statement On Emoluments Ruling
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) Executive Director Noah Bookbinder released the following statement on the ruling in CREW v. Trump: “The Constitution’s emoluments clauses are core protections against destabilizing foreign and domestic corruption. We never thought we...
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