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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Monday, April 20, 2009
CREW Asks OCE and DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility to Investigae Rep. Harman Immediately
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) has asked the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) to investigate Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) after Congressional Quarterly reported that a tape exists in which Rep. Harman offers to influence a Justice Department investigation into two former American Israeli Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) employees in exchange for AIPAC's help in securing her the chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee. CREW also asked the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility to investigate why the case against Rep.
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Friday, April 17, 2009
DC Court of Appeals Orders Secret Service to Show Cause in Two Cases Over CREW FOIAs
On April 14, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an order requiring the Secret Service to show cause why its appeals in two cases concerning CREW's requests for White House visitor logs should not be dismissed for lack of appellate jurisdiction. In response to CREW's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for White House visitor records of specified individuals, the Secret Service argued the records are presidential, not agency records, and therefore not subject to release under the FOIA. After losing this issue before District Court Judge Royce C.
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Tuesday, April 07, 2009
CREW’s Melanie Sloan Issues Statement on Dismissal of Charges Against Former Senator Ted Stevens
Earlier today, on a Department of Justice motion, Judge Emmett Sullivan dismissed all charges against former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens.
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Thursday, April 02, 2009
CREW Urges Passage of Bill to Improve to Presidential Records Act
On March 30th, CREW joined other government-transparency advocates in calling for the swift passage of The Presidential Records Act (PRA) Amendments of 2009 (H.R. 35), an act that would install vital improvements to the existing PRA and reinforce President Obama's repeatedly stated commitments to greater openness and accountability in government.
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Tuesday, March 24, 2009
CREW Launches tarptales.org - Keeping Tabs on All-Things TARP
Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) launched TARPtales.org , a new website that will serve as a central repository for the latest news, reports, and congressional hearings related to the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).
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Monday, March 16, 2009
CREW Files DOJ FOIA Request Concerning Status of White House Office of Administration
Today, CREW filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Justice's Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) seeking a copy of an August 2007 OLC opinion concerning the status of the Office of Administration (OA) under the FOIA. OLC issued this legal memorandum while CREW was in litigation with OA over a FOIA request for documentation of the millions of missing emails from White House servers.
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Thursday, March 12, 2009
CREW Asks AG Holder to Investigate New White House Appointee Adolfo Carrión for Bribery and Honest Service Fraud
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sent a letter today to Attorney General Eric Holder asking the Department of Justice (DOJ) to initiate an immediate investigation into pay-to-play allegations involving Director of the White House Office on Urban Policy Adolfo Carrión, Jr. It has been reported that while serving as Bronx Borough President, Mr. Carrión received a number of campaign contributions from developers in close temporal proximity to when he approved zoning changes or committed money to projects sponsored by those developers.
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