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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 Asks California Attorney General to Investigate Solar Industry

On November 17, 2016, CfA asked the California Attorney General to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels. A review of consumer complaints filed with the California Public Utilities Commission – which lacks jurisdiction to resolve these complaints – reveals many of these companies have engaged in false and misleading acts in the marketing and sale or lease of solar panels, in apparent violation of California law.

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.

Campaign for Accountability Calls on TX AG to Investigate Solar Panel Industry

On October 27, 2016, CfA asked Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton to investigate companies providing solar panels to residential homes. CfA’s request is based on a review of consumer complaints filed with the attorney general’s office suggesting false and misleading trade practices that may violate Texas law.

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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