Watchdog Groups Challenge White House Counsel Over Terms of Arrangement to Permit White House Role for Ivanka Trump

  Democracy 21, joined by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Government (CREW) and the Campaign Legal Center, sent a letter today to White House Counsel Donald McGahn, challenging the arrangement approved by the Counsel’s office regarding Ivanka Trump’s role in the White House. The watchdog groups expressed “deep concern about the highly unusual and …

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Democracy 21 Urges NY AG to Investigate The Trump Org and Prevent Them from Receiving Illegal Emoluments from Foreign Govts to Benefit Pres. Trump

Democracy 21 sent a letter today to New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that urged Schneiderman to conduct an investigation and “to take whatever steps maybe necessary to prevent The Trump Organization and related Trump businesses from serving as a vehicle, or conduit, for foreign governments to provide payments or other financial benefits that benefit …

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Fred Wertheimer: “Trump’s White House and Justice Department Should Keep Their Hands off any Investigation of The Trump Organization Pursued by Office of the U.S. Attorney for Southern District

On March 8, 2017, Democracy 21, joined by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the Campaign Legal Center, sent a letter to Preet Bharara, then U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The letter called on the U.S. Attorney to take whatever steps may be necessary to prevent The Trump Organization …

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Watchdog Groups Resubmit Letter to Acting SDNY U.S Attorney to Take Steps to Prevent Trump Org. from Receiving Foreign Emoluments That Benefit Trump

  Democracy 21, joined by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the Campaign Legal Center, sent a letter today to Joon H. Kim, the acting head of the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. The letter resubmitted to Kim a request the watchdog groups sent last …

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Democracy 21 Calls on EPA Ethics Officer to Ensure EPA Director Recuses Himself from Lawsuits He Brought Against EPA

  In a letter sent today to the EPA’s designated agency ethics officer, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer called on Kevin Minoli to ensure that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt recuses himself from any decision making with regard to the multiple lawsuits that he brought against the EPA while he was the Attorney General of Oklahoma. …

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Watchdog Groups Call on NY U.S Attorney to Take Steps to Prevent Trump Org. from Receiving Foreign Emoluments

  Democracy 21, joined by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) and the Campaign Legal Center, today called on the U.S Attorney for the Southern District in New York to take steps to prevent The Trump Organization from receiving any financial benefits from foreign governments that benefit President Trump and do not comply …

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Democracy 21 Tells Acting AG for Russia Investigation that DOJ Regulations Require Independent Special Counsel

  In a letter sent today to Acting Deputy Attorney General Dana Boente, Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer called on Boente “to exercise the authority provided under Justice Department regulations to appoint an independent Special Counsel to assume authority over and lead the Russia investigation and related matters.” Attorney General Sessions designated Boente yesterday to …

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Democracy 21 Files Second Complaint against AG Sessions for Recusal Failure with DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility

  Democracy 21 sent a second complaint this morning to the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) that called on OPR “to make immediate public findings that Attorney General Jeff Sessions must immediately recuse himself from any Department of Justice investigations and actions relating to the Russian role in the 2016 presidential election.” The …

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