Legal Actions

July 20, 2017

Letter Requesting DOJ Investigation of Interior Department Nominee David Bernhardt for Lobbying Disclosure Violations

On July 20, 2017, Campaign for Accountability called on the U.S. Attorney for the District of Colombia to investigate whether David Bernhardt, President Trump’s nominee for Deputy Secretary of the Department of the Interior, violated the Lobbying Disclosure At by continuing to lobby despite formally withdrawing his registration in 2016. Emails obtained through a California public records request show Mr. Bernhardt continued to advance the interests of Westlands Water District, a California agricultural entity, after terminating his lobbying registration.

July 19, 2017

Letter to FTC Requesting Investigation of Solar Panel Industry

On July 19, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to open an investigation into companies that offer residential solar panels. A review of consumer complaints filed with FTC 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 the Federal Trade Commission Act.

June 15, 2017

CfA Complaint Against Trump Counsel Marc Kasowitz

On June 15, 2017, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a complaint with the District of Columbia Bar alleging that President Donald J. Trump’s personal attorney, Marc E. Kasowitz, may have violated District of Columbia Rules of Professional Conduct.

May 17, 2017

CfA Complaint With Office of Congressional Ethics Against Rodney Relinghuysen

On May 17, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-NJ), chair of the House Appropriations Committee, violated House ethics rules when he warned a banking executive that a member of an activist group opposing the congressman worked at Lakeland Bank in New Jersey.

April 19, 2017

CfA Complaint Against Missouri State Senator Ron Richard

On April 19, 2017, Campaign for Accountability filed a complaint with Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tom Larson requesting an investigation into whether Missouri State Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard violated federal law by accepting a $100,000 campaign contribution in return for legislative assistance.

February 13, 2017

Complaint against Montana State Sen. Jennifer Fielder for Failing to Respond to Open Records Request

On February 13, 2017, Campaign for Accountability (CfA) filed a lawsuit alleging Montana State Senator Jennifer Fielder and the Montana Legislative Services Division violated the Montana Constitution by failing to produce documents related to the senator’s work with the Utah-based nonprofit, the American Lands Council (ALC). CfA submitted the request a year earlier, on February 11, 2016.

February 2, 2017

CfA Motion Asking St. Louis Court to Unseal Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records

On February 2, 2017, Campaign for Accountability filed a motion in the 21st Circuit Court in St. Louis County, Missouri to unseal the divorce records of Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. On February 14, 2017, Judge Douglas Beach of the St. Louis County Circuit Court ordered the release of those documents, and Puzder soon withdrew his nomination.

Get the latest news and actions

Sign up for updates