CfA Asks US DOJ to Investigate Donald Trump for Filing Apparently Inaccurate Financial Disclosure Forms
On August 30, 2016, CfA filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Public Integrity Section requesting an investigation of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for filing apparently inaccurate financial disclosure reports for 2015 and 2016.
On July 15, 2016, CfA Executive Director Anne Weismann issued a statement in response to the Department of Defense’s refusal to investigate Secretary Ashton Carter for misusing his private email account.
CfA Demands that Liberty Counsel Immediately Release Documents Responsive to Its Open Records Request
On July 6, 2016, CfA sent a letter to Liberty Counsel, a religious-right group representing Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, seeking the release of documents responsive to its open records request.
On May 9, 2016, CfA called on Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt to investigate former Johnson County Election Commissioner Brian Newby for flagrantly violating Kansas criminal law by submitting false expenses, misusing public funds, and conspiring to cover up his conduct. Mr. Newby held his Kansas position for ten years, departing in November 2015 to serve as the executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
On April 26, 2016, CfA launched the Google Transparency Project (GTP), an online resource that allows the public to explore the company’s influence on government, public policies, and our lives.
On April 22, 2016, The Intercept’s David Dayen published The Android Administration, exploring Google’s influence on government. The story relies on data compiled by Campaign for Accountability (CfA) for a forthcoming project that will document how Google has enjoyed unrivaled access to White House officials and has hired hundreds of “revolving door” employees.