Trump, Ryan and McConnell, stop ignoring your oaths — CNN Opinion by Fred Wertheimer and Norman Eisen

Enclosed for your information is an opinion piece entitled “Trump, Ryan and McConnell, stop ignoring your oaths,” by Fred Wertheimer, Democracy 21 President, and Norman Eisen, President Obama’s “Ethics Czar” from 2009-2011. This piece was published on CNN Opinion on February 22, 2018. According to the piece: It’s long past time for Trump, Ryan and …

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D21 and Other Groups Call Out Speaker Ryan for His Failure to Take Any Action Against Foreign Intervention in Future Elections

In a letter sent today to House Speaker Paul Ryan, fourteen reform groups and watchdogs expressed their deep concern about Ryan’s failure “to take any action to prevent Russia from interfering in our elections in 2018, as Russia plainly did in 2016.” The letter charged that Ryan has “failed to protect the nation’s security, the …

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D21 President Fred Wertheimer Statement on Nunes Memo: Strike Two for Chairman Nunes’ Efforts to Provide Cover for President Trump

Strike Two for Chairman Nunes’ Efforts to Provide Cover for President Trump Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer The Nunes memo publicly released today represents the second attempt by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Trump transition official, to provide cover for President Trump’s indefensible actions. Like the first attempt, this effort will …

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Watchdogs Challenge Irresponsible Nunes Memo that Trump Reportedly May Use to Get Rid of Deputy AG Rosenstein

Watchdogs Challenge Nunes Memo that Trump Reportedly May Use to Get Rid of Deputy AG Rosenstein, A Key Player in Russia/Trump Investigation Watchdogs also Call on Speaker Ryan to Remove Nunes from Any Further Participation in Russia/Trump Investigation Sixteen watchdog groups and individuals sent a letter to House Speaker Ryan today challenging the so-called “Nunes …

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The Art of the Lie – Democracy 21 & Common Cause Release New Report Documenting President Trump’s Historic First Year Failure on Integrity and Accountability Issues

The Art of the Lie – Nonpartisan Watchdog Groups Release New Report Documenting President Trump’s Historic First Year Failure on Government Integrity and Accountability Issues As President Trump prepares to deliver his first State of the Union later this week, Democracy 21 and Common Cause are releasing a new report, “The Art of the Lie,” …

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Former Federal Prosecutors & Former GOP Officials Defend Special Counsel Mueller In Pair Of Letters

Last week, 22 former federal prosecutors and 22 former Republican officials released letters supporting Special Counsel Robert Mueller and urging President Trump to allow Mueller to continue his investigation into Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 elections. According to the Associated Press, “The 22 former U.S. attorneys, who served under presidents from Richard Nixon …

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Democracy 21 applauds DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold constitutionality of campaign contribution limits

Democracy 21 applauds DC Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold constitutionality of campaign contribution limits Democracy 21 is pleased by today’s unanimous decision by the en banc D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in Holmes v. FEC to uphold the constitutionality of the per-election limits on contribution to candidates in federal elections. Currently, federal law …

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A 10-Point Plan to Drain the Swamp (RealClearPolicy op ed by Fred Wertheimer and Norman Eisen)

The op-ed below was published in RealClearPolicy here on Wednesday, November 15, 2017.   A 10-Point Plan to Drain the Swamp by Fred Wertheimer and Norman Eisen Those who oppose Donald Trump — of whatever party or ideology — celebrated the recent elections in Virginia, New Jersey, and across the country. But this will not …

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Trump’s bogus Clinton allegations assault the rule of law — CNN Opinion piece by Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer

Trump’s bogus Clinton allegations assault the rule of law By Norman Eisen and Fred Wertheimer | Published here on CNN Opinion (CNN) – In recent weeks, President Trump and his allies have been desperately seeking to divert attention away from the Russia/Trump investigation by ginning up an alternative review of a Democratic scandal. The latest …

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Democracy 21 files FEC rulemaking comments on foreign spending to influence federal elections and online ad disclosure

Democracy 21 files rulemaking comments with FEC, calls on Commission to address foreign spending to influence federal elections, and to update regulations governing online ad disclosure In rulemaking comments filed today with the Federal Election Commission (FEC), Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer called on the Commission to take action, through enforcement and stronger regulations, to …

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