"On Thursday, the watchdog group Campaign for Accountability asked two Congressional ethics committees to investigate 14 members of Congress for taking official actions in support of the payday lending industry while at the same time accepting campaign contributions from that industry."
CfA Files Ethics Complaints Against 14 Members of Congress Alleging Bribery by the Payday Lending Industry
On May 3, 2018, CfA asked the Senate Select Committee on Ethics and the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether two senators and 12 representatives violated congressional rules and criminal law by accepting campaign contributions from the payday lending industry shortly before or after taking official actions in support of the industry’s priorities.
"The reimbursement came after a watchdog group filed a complaint with the FEC last week alleging that Crapo’s fundraising events constituted illegal in-kind contributions to Crapo’s campaign by the LLC that technically owns the house. Corporations are legally barred from contributing to federal political campaigns."
"On Thursday, Campaign for Accountability, a nonpartisan, nonprofit public accountability watchdog group, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Crapo and Vicki Hart, the lobbyist owner of the condominium."
"Committees for Idaho Republican Senator Mike Crapo hosted a series of campaign fundraisers at the crashpad used by Pruitt. But the committees didn’t report making any payments to the owner of the condo, according to the Campaign for Accountability, a watchdog group that has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission."
Watchdog Files FEC Complaint Against Senator Mike Crapo for Failing to Pay to Host Fundraisers at Lobbyist’s Capitol Hill Condo
On April 19, 2018, CfA filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against U.S. Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Vicki Hart, the lobbyist owner of a Washington, D.C. condominium, for failing to disclose improper in-kind contributions, in apparent violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and FEC regulations.
"Campaign for Accountability called on the House to refer Prince to the Department of Justice for an investigation into his activities."
Campaign for Accountability Asks House Intelligence Committee to Refer Erik Prince to DOJ for Criminal Investigation
On March 8, 2018, CfA asked the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence to refer Erik Prince to the Department of Justice for an investigation into whether he lied to the committee regarding his meeting with Russian fund manager Kirill Dmitriev.
"Watchdog group Campaign for Accountability announced Thursday it amended a previous complaint filed with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Nunes and called on OCE to investigate the Intelligence chairman for 'leaking information provided to the committee during the course of an official investigation.'"
"The Campaign for Accountability... amended an earlier complaint filed with the Office of Government Ethics and called for an investigation into whether Nunes and his staff violated House and committee rules by 'leaking information provided to the committee during the course of an ongoing investigation.'"