Federal Accountability

CfA Files Ethics Complaint Against House Staffers Who Worked on Trump’s Immigration Order

On January 31, 2017, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to immediately open an investigation into whether unnamed employees of the House Judiciary Committee broke any federal laws or House rules by helping President-elect Trump draft his executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim majority countries.

CfA Calls on Federal Authorities to Investigate Steven Mnuchin’s OneWest Bank for Fraud

On January 6, 2017, CfA called on the Department of Justice and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency to investigate OneWest bank for using potentially illegal tactics to foreclose on as many as 80,000 California homes.  Mr. Mnuchin, whom President-elect Trump has nominated for Secretary of the Department of the Treasury, previously served as the CEO of OneWest.

CfA and FSFP File FEC Complaint Against Russian Government and Trump Campaign

On December 16, 2016, CfA and Free Speech For People called on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to immediately investigate whether the Russian government, which paid hackers to aid Donald Trump’s campaign, illegally influenced the presidential election.  The Federal Election Campaign Act prohibits foreign nationals from spending money to influence American elections.

CfA Files Complaint with FBI Office of Professional Responsibility Against FBI Director Jim Comey

On October 31, 2016, following FBI Director Jim Comey’s unprecedented decision to inform Congress that the FBI was re-opening the investigation into former State Department Secretary and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, CfA filed a complaint with the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility.

CfA Asks FCC General Counsel to Investigate Agency Communications With Google Executive

On October 25, 2016, CfA called on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) General Counsel to investigate correspondence between Google Vice President Vint Cert and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler about a provision of a pending rulemaking proceeding. The communication appears to violate the FCC's rules requiring the disclosure of ex parte communications.

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