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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.


EPA Security Guards Boot Reporters from Public Meeting


RIP Ned Cabot; He Succeeded Archibald Cox As Board Chair

“Ned Cabot dedicated his career to ensuring that the foundational institutions of our society – law, government, business, and politics – served the interests and needs of all citizens.”

‘Spygate:’ Trump’s Own Witch Hunt

By excluding Democrats from a classified briefing on the FBI's use of a confidential informant in the Russia investigation, the president demonstrates he's more interested in confusing the public than pursuing the truth.

Investigating the Investigators: Trump Continues His Assault on Independent Justice

If the president and his enablers are permitted to succeed in their campaign to politicize American justice, it will cease to be justice at all.

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.

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