The president often brags about not taking a paycheck, but his golf hobby has now cost taxpayers $133.8 million.
Citizens for EthicsFun facts about President Trump:
-He hired his daughter and son in law to work in the White House
-He's burned through three AGs
-He's hired more than 281 lobbyists in his administration
-He's spent more $133.8 million taxpayer dollars on golf trips
The president insisted on returning to Las Vegas each night of his western states swing, rather than overnighting where he was appearing.
Citizens for EthicsAt this point in his presidency, there’s no way to look at it other than Donald Trump is using his position and taxpayer dollars to make money for his businesses. This is beyond a conflict of interest. This is corruption, plain and simple.
Any evidence of DOJ collaboration with Trump on Flynn’s sentencing raises serious alarms about the integrity of the DOJ’s processes.
Citizens for EthicsYou probably heard a lot about Roger Stone's sentencing this week. But what's not getting enough attention is Flynn's sentencing, which Barr may have also been involved in.
Federal prosecutors should investigate Rudy Giuliani for criminally violating the Hatch Act as a result of his conduct on Ukraine.
Citizens for EthicsTrump was not the only person involved in the Ukraine scandal, and he's not the only one that should face consequences for it.
Today, CREW sent SDNY a criminal complaint saying Rudy Giuliani’s actions in Ukraine were illegal and should be investigated.
Elaine Chao is facing intense scrutiny for her ethics issues, and now her husband, Mitch McConnell has a critical role in deciding who will continue investigating her.
Citizens for Ethics1. Congress asks Transportation IG to investigate Elaine Chao's use of her office to benefit Mitch McConnell
2. Transportation IG resigns
3. McConnell controls when/if a new IG is appointed who would continue investigations into his wife
Citizens for EthicsMitch McConnell could block appointment of a new Transportation IG who would investigate his wife's ethics scandals.
That's a *massive* conflict.
We're not putting it past him to block an appointment for personal benefit. Remember Merrick Garland?
We talk to Walter Shaub about how he ran the Office of Government Ethics and the future of ethics in government.
Citizens for EthicsIn order to hire Jared Kushner in the White House, DOJ had to reverse four previous legal opinions on nepotism (that we know of).
Learn facts like this and so much more by listening to CREW's @waltshaub on NPR, here
Judge Reggie Walton said that as federal prosecutors unduly kept McCabe on the hook, "people at the top" undermined the “integrity of the process."
Citizens for EthicsA federal judge compared White House involvement in an investigation of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to a “banana republic,” and accused people “at the top” of undermining the “integrity” of the judicial process, new documents revealed Friday.
In 2017, the Archives agreed to let Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials delete or destroy documents that detail the sexual abuse and death of undocumented immigrants
Citizens for EthicsIn 2017, the Archives agreed to let ICE officials delete or destroy documents that detail the sexual abuse and death of undocumented immigrants, and despite receiving tens of thousands of comments, they moved forward with a plan last month.
Jonathan Kravis was one of the most experienced anti-corruption prosecutors the government had. He resigned at a time when official corruption is increasingly normalized.
Citizens for EthicsThe impact of AG Barr’s intervention in the Roger Stone sentencing won’t just be felt in the cases concerning Trump’s allies. It’s cost the DOJ one of its top public-corruption prosecutors at a time when public corruption is looking like a growth industry.
CREW’s investigation into the McCabe firing has gotten the government to release several hundred pages of documents.
Citizens for EthicsBREAKING: We just got unsealed court docs that show DOJ stringing the Andrew McCabe case along while looking for a reason to indict him. It should come as no surprise the announcement they won't indict happened right before we got the docs. Read them here
Peter Wright held a conflicting financial interest in chemical company DowDupont, Inc. for months while in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Citizens for EthicsYet another Trump appointee appears to have had a conflict of interest they failed to disclose. Peter Wright held a financial interest in chemical company DowDupont, Inc. for months while serving as an EPA official.
AG Bill Barr’s disparaging public statements about an active DOJ investigation violate rules intended to prevent biasing inquiries and protect due process
Citizens for EthicsBREAKING: We just filed a complaint against AG Bill Barr for violating rules intended to prevent biasing inquiries and protect due process with his comments about the Durham investigation
Attorney general went over the heads of his own Department of Justice prosecutors to recommend a lighter sentence for Trump’s ally.
Citizens for EthicsPresident Trump has sent his congratulations to Attorney General William Barr after the government lawyers who prosecuted Trump’s longtime confidant Roger Stone resigned in protest when their sentencing recommendation was slashed by the Justice Department.
CREW has revealed 19 instances in which changes to federal rules and regulations under the Trump administration may benefit his businesses.
Citizens for EthicsYou probably already know Trump is profiting off his presidency.
What you might not know—because it’s never been reported in one place—is how every corner of Trump’s administration has enabled it.
We found 19 policies. Seriously, read them all
Citizens for EthicsWe're at the point where we have to questions whether every decision the Trump administration makes is made to benefit the Trump family. So far, we found 19 that likely benefit the Trumps' bottom line. So far.