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03.7.2018

MEMO: The Stormy Daniels Lawsuit and Its Legal Implications for President Trump - What You Need To Know

Last night, NBC News reported that adult film actress Stephanie Clifford, aka “Stormy Daniels,” is suing President Trump for violating their nondisclosure agreement created shortly before the 2016 election. The lawsuit filed by Clifford adds new information that underscores arguments Common Cause made in its January 2018 complaints to the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) alleging the hush money payment was a violation of federal campaign finance law.

Common Cause, Allies Back Package of Anti-Corruption Bills

"Bold solutions like the ones included in this package are desperately needed to fix our government and bring balance back to our democracy" - Common Cause President Karen Hobert Flynn.

This Is No Witch Hunt

As Robert Mueller begins the second year of his investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Americans must insist that he has a free hand to build on already impressive results.

Voting & Elections 05.17.2018

Whistleblower: Cambridge Analytical Worked to Suppress Voter Turnout

Former Cambridge Analytical researcher Christopher Wylie says the firm spread information geared to keeping African-Americans away from the polls

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