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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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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Democracy 21 Files Complaint with DOJ’s Office of Professional Responsibility Against AG Sessions for Recusal Failure in Violation of DOJ Regulations

Democracy 21 filed a complaint today with the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) calling on OPR to promptly investigate Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ violation of Justice Department regulations requiring him to recuse himself from the FBI investigation into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election. The Democracy 21 complaint states that the recusal …

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Groups Inform AG Sessions that Federal Regulations Require His Recusal from Investigations Regarding Russia’s Intervention in 2016 Election and Flynn’s Activities

  In a letter sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, 25 organizations and individuals, including those with legal and ethics expertise, called on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to promptly recuse himself from all Department of Justice investigations and actions regarding: – any interactions between President Donald Trump, his campaign staff or other individuals supporting his …

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Watchdog Groups Call on DOJ to Investigate Trump Campaign

  In a letter sent today to the Justice Department, Democracy 21 and the Campaign Legal Center called for an investigation into whether Donald Trump’s campaign committee has engaged in knowing and willful violations of federal campaign finance laws. According to the letter, “Based on numerous published reports, it appears that the Trump committee has …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Call for Justice Department Investigation of Group Supporting Rubio Campaign and Improperly Claiming 501(c)(4) Status

 In a letter sent today to the Tax Division of the Justice Department, Democracy 21, joined by the Campaign Legal Center, called for an investigation of the Conservative Solutions Project (CSP), an organization claiming tax-exempt status as a social welfare organization under section 501(c)(4) of the tax code. According to the letter, “The investigation should …

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Watchdog Groups Send More Information to DOJ to Support Request for Investigation of Bush Super PAC Scheme

In a letter sent today to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Democracy 21, joined by the Campaign Legal Center, cited the recent formal appointment of Mike Murphy to head the Rise to Rise Super PAC as further evidence of the need for a Justice Department investigation into the Bush Super PAC scheme.  The two groups previously …

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Democracy 21 and Campaign Legal Center Provide DOJ with Precedent to Support May 27th Request for Investigation of Bush Super PAC Scheme

In a letter sent today to the Justice Department, Democracy 21, joined by the Campaign Legal Center, provided the Department with precedent to support the request the groups made in a May 27th letter calling on the Department to investigate potential campaign finance violations involving Jeb Bush’s Super PAC scheme. The groups are also monitoring other presidential campaigns …

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