CLC, D21 File Complaint Against Tennessee Congressional Candidate & Others Who Coordinated In Elaborate Scheme To Evade Campaign Finance Law

Campaign Legal Center & Democracy 21 File Complaint Against Tennessee Congressional Candidate, American Conservative Union, And Others Who Coordinated On Elaborate Scheme To Evade Campaign Finance Law Violations include illegal coordination, straw donor schemes, excessive contributions, and failure to report contributions On June 21, 2017, the Campaign Legal Center (CLC) and Democracy 21 (D21) filed …

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Watchdogs Call On President Trump To Let Special Counsel Mueller Do His Job

Watchdogs Call On President Trump To Let Special Counsel Mueller Do His Job Without Any Presidential Interference In a letter sent to President Donald Trump today, watchdog groups and experts expressed their deep concern about Trump’s attacks on the Justice Department’s reported investigation into whether the President has committed obstruction of justice with regard to …

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Democracy 21 Calls on Speaker Ryan to Stop Rep. Nunes from Violating his Commitment to Stay Out of the Russia Investigation

  In a letter sent today to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Democracy 21 called on the Speaker to stop House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) from continuing to violate his commitment to step aside from the Committee’s investigation into Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. According to the letter to the Speaker: Your …

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Supreme Court Affirms Constitutionality of Political Party Soft Money Ban in Order Issued Today

  Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer The Supreme Court this morning summarily affirmed the lower court decision in Republican Party of Louisiana v. FEC.  Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch noted they would have set the case for argument.  In the case, the Louisiana Republican Party challenged the rules in the Bipartisan Campaign …

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Democracy 21 Letter Commends Mueller Appointment

  Urges Deputy AG Rosenstein to Provide Appropriate Resources, Ongoing Independence In a letter sent to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Democracy 21 commended him on his decision to appoint Robert Mueller as an independent Special Counsel to lead the Department’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion between the …

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Democracy 21 Letters to McGahn & Rosenstein Point Out Nixon Said He Should’ve Destroyed Watergate Tapes

   Remind them of Legal Obligation to Preserve Any Trump White House Tapes that Exist In a letter sent to White House Counsel Donald McGahn, Democracy 21 reminded him that he is “obligated under the law to ensure that any White House tape recordings of President Trump’s conversations are preserved as evidence for potential criminal …

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Democracy 21 Urges DOJ Inspector General to Investigate and Take Action Against AG Sessions for Violating DOJ Recusal Regulation

  Democracy 21 today sent to the Justice Department’s Inspector General three complaints that Democracy 21 previously filed against Attorney General Jeff Sessions with the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) on February 27, 2017, March 2, 2017 and May 12, 2017. Democracy 21 requested in its letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz that …

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Fred Wertheimer Statement on AG Jeff Sessions

The position of Attorney General of the United States is a symbol of the nation’s commitment to the rule of law. Instead, however, we have an Attorney General who is violating the rules of his own Department of Justice. The Justice Department’s recusal regulation requires Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from participating in …

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Democracy 21 Files DOJ Complaint Against AG Sessions for Violating DOJ Recusal Regulation and AG’s Own Recusal

  Democracy 21 filed a complaint today against Attorney General Jeff Sessions with the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR): for violating both his public commitment to recuse himself “from any matters arising from the campaigns for President of the United States,” and for violating a Department of Justice (DOJ) regulation that requires his …

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