Campaign for Accountability filed a new petition in the 21st Circuit Court in St. Louis County, Missouri asking the court to unseal the divorce records of Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s unsuccessful first nominee for Secretary of Labor. Press reports indicate the White House is again considering Puzder, who denied allegations that he abused his ex-wife, for a role in the Trump administration after he withdrew his name from consideration for Labor Secretary last year.
On December 7, 2017, Campaign for Accountability released a report highlighting the findings of its year-long investigation into the unscrupulous sales practices of the rooftop solar industry. CfA’s investigation found consumers filed more complaints against SolarCity and Vivint Solar than any other company.
Government Watchdog Calls on Congress to Investigate OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for Violating Federal Law as Temporary CFPB Director
On November 29, 2017, Campaign for Accountability called on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate whether Office of Management and Budget ("OMB") Director Mick Mulvaney violated the Anti-deficiency Act by directing OMB staff to perform work for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
On November 27, 2017, CfA filed a lawsuit in the District Court of Oklahoma County against Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter and Oklahoma State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones for failing to release copies of audits and documents related to corruption allegations associated with the management of the Tar Creek Reclamation site in the state.
On November 16, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked Department of Justice Inspector General Michael Horowitz to investigate whether Rupert Murdoch, in conjunction with White House officials, has been attempting to interfere with the Department of Justice’s review of the AT&T/Time Warner merger.
On November 9, 2017, Campaign for Accountability, asked Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to open an investigation into the Attleboro Women’s Health Center, which masquerades as an abortion clinic, but is actually part of a pro-life organization that actively tries to deceive women seeking abortion-related services
On October 30, 2017, Campaign for Accountability released a report revealing Google continues to place ads on websites that promote false information despite promises to alter its practices. CfA analyzed a sample of 1,255 news publishers and found that Google continues to place ads on hyper-partisan and misleading websites, resulting in millions of dollars in revenue for the company.
Government Watchdog Calls on VA State Bar to Investigate HHS Official, Scott Lloyd, for Violating Rules of Professional Conduct
On October 26, 2017, Campaign for Accountability, a government watchdog group focused on public accountability, called on the Virginia State Bar to investigate whether Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Edward Scott Lloyd violated the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct. Mr. Lloyd deliberately violated the U.S. Constitution and other federal and state laws to prevent unaccompanied pregnant immigrant minors from obtaining abortions.
Campaign for Accountability Asks HHS Inspector General to Investigate Refugee Resettlement Director’s Unlawful and Abusive Conduct of Unaccompanied, Pregnant Immigrant Minors
On October 20, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to investigate whether Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Scott Lloyd broke federal law by abusing his position and government resources to prevent unaccompanied pregnant immigrant minors from having legal abortions and to coerce some into continuing their pregnancies against their will.
CfA Sues Treasury Department for Failing to Release Records Related to Robert Mercer and Renaissance Technologies
On October 18, 2017, Campaign for Accountability filed a lawsuit in federal court in Washington DC against the Treasury Department to force the release of documents regarding Renaissance Technologies and its co-CEO, Robert Mercer.