Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW)

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) deploys aggressive legal action, in-depth research, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, and bold communications to fight the crisis currently threatening our democracy. CREW has played a central role in exposing and fighting corruption in the Trump administration by: filing an emoluments lawsuit; exposing EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s unprecedented ethical violations, which helped force his resignation; and revealing Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s use of a private government jet to view a solar eclipse with his wife. Additionally, CREW’s 2018 and 2016 legal victories against the Federal Election Commission for its failure to police dark money groups will likely limit the most deceptive dark money ads in the midterm elections.