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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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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Huffington Post Op-ed: A Declaration of Independence from Donald Trump

On July 4, 1776, our Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence, which set forth a series of findings about the unacceptable acts committed by King George III and which ended our relationship with England. In less than two months in office, President Donald Trump already has committed his own series of unacceptable acts. He …

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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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AG Sessions Must Recuse Himself from Investigation into Russia’s 2016 Campaign Intervention and Flynn’s Activities

  Statement of Democracy 21 President Fred Wertheimer Attorney General Jeff Sessions must recuse himself from the investigation being conducted by the FBI and intelligence agencies into Russia’s intervention into our 2016 presidential campaign and into the activities of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. Sessions has no justifiable basis to participate in these investigations …

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Fred Wertheimer for Huffington Post: “Flynn Scandal is First of Many Trump Presidency Will Have”

  The unfolding scandal involving National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is just the first of many scandals we can expect from the Trump presidency. President Trump’s stubborn refusal to follow the lead of his predecessors for the past four decades and dispose of the ownership of his global business enterprises has created intolerable conflicts of …

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Reform Groups and Individuals with Governance Expertise Challenge Priebus’ “Highly Inappropriate” Attempt to Intimidate OGE Director

  In a letter sent today to Reince Priebus, incoming White House chief of staff, a group of nineteen organizations and individuals with governance expertise challenged Priebus’ comments as “highly inappropriate and an obvious effort to intimidate” the director of the Office of Government Ethics, Walter Shaub. The signers of the letter included Richard Painter, …

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