|2017.07.14||Today, the C.B.O. reported that the same White House budget that the administration claimed would result in a $16 billion surplus by 2027 would actually result in a $720 billion deficit. vanityfair.com|
|2017.07.18||Trump met with Vladimir V. Putin of Russia a second time at the G20 summit, where they had a private one-on-one discussion over dinner that lasted as long as an hour and relied solely on a Kremlin-provided interpreter. nytimes.com (See also Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia, Foreign Policy)|
|2017.07.27||The White House has changed the transcript of Anthony Scaramucci's first press conference to say that Trump sinks "30-foot putts" instead of the "three foot putts" that he claimed at the time. dailydot.com (See also Attempts to Discredit Media, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2017.09.10||Donald Trump’s social media director, Dan Scavino, spent the day sharing with the world videos of Hurricane Irma’s fury in Florida - even fraudulent ones that had to be corrected by the Miami International Airport. washingtonpost.com (See also False Statements)|
|2017.10.03||Despite Donald Trump saying that Puerto Rico's debt would be "wiped out," his budget chief, Mick Mulvaney said that we should not take the president's words literally. bloomberg.com (See also False Statements, Mick Mulvaney, Office of Management and Budget)|
|2017.10.05||White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December, raising concerns that hackers or foreign governments may have had access to data on Kelly’s phone while he was secretary of Homeland Security and after he joined the West Wing. politico.com (See also John Kelly, Department of Homeland Security)|
|2017.10.20||Chief of Staff John Kelly incorrectly told reporters from the White House podium that Florida Rep. Frederica Wilson claimed she "got the money" for a new FBI building at its dedication in 2015, as video of Wilson's speech at the event shows that she took credit for securing quick approval for naming the building after deceased FBI agents but never mentioned funding. axios.com (See also John Kelly, False Statements, Assaults on Facts)|
|2017.10.20||In the hours after Donald Trump said on an Oct. 17 radio broadcast that he had contacted nearly every family that had lost a military service member this year, the White House was hustling to even learn from the Pentagon the identities and contact information for those families, as they did not have an updated list of those who had been killed. rollcall.com (See also False Statements)|
|2017.10.20||The White House’s aggressive effort to discredit a congresswoman from Florida who criticized Donald Trump over a military condolence call ran into a new set of problems Friday when a video emerged showing that the chief of staff had made false claims about her. washingtonpost.com (See also John Kelly, False Statements)|
|2017.10.25||House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R) suggested that his upcoming tax bill could force changes to 401(k) plans and other retirement accounts, a move that would buck a promise from Dondald Trump that those accounts would be left alone. washingtonpost.com (See also False Statements)|
Trump promised not to touch tax benefits for 401(k)s and other retirement accounts.
|2017.11.02||Energy Secretary Rick Perry suggested Thursday that expanding the use of fossil fuels could help prevent sexual assault. thehill.com (See also Rick Perry, Department of Energy)|
|2017.11.1||Donald Trump and some of his allies on the far right have incorrectly found a new culprit in Tuesday’s deadly terrorist attack in Manhattan: Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, as the New York Democrat was among a bipartisan group of lawmakers who sought to end the program back in 2013. washingtonpost.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Immigration, Muslim Immigration Ban)|
|2018.01.19||A year into Donald Trump’s presidency, records show five of his top staffers still have not secured final approval of their financial reports — disclosures that are required by law to ensure Americans that these senior officials aren’t personally benefiting from their White House jobs. mcclatchydc.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner)|
|2018.01.30||A Treasury Department spokesperson confirmed that the unclassified annex of a newly released Treasury Department report of Russian oligarchs was derived from Forbes’ ranking of the “200 richest businessmen in Russia 2017.” buzzfeed.com (See also Russia, Department of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2018.02.04||The Trump administration plans to withdraw its nomination of Kathleen Hartnett White, a climate change skeptic, to lead the Council on Environmental Quality, who has said that carbon dioxide should be considered the “gas of life” rather than a pollutant. nytimes.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Climate Change, Environment)|
Carbon dioxide emissions contribute to global warming.
|2018.02.06||After Hurricane Maria, FEMA awarded an Atlanta entrepreneur with no experience in large scale disaster relief $156 million to deliver 30 million means to Puerto Ricans, but only 50,000 were delivered and the contract was terminated. nytimes.com (See also Corruption, Unprecedented Actions)|
Tiffany Brown is the sole owner and employee of the company, Tribute Contracting LLC, who initially won the contract from FEMA.
|2018.02.08||Dozens of White House employees are awaiting permanent security clearances and have been working for months with temporary approvals to handle sensitive information while the FBI continues to probe their backgrounds, including Jared Kushner. washingtonpost.com (See also Jared Kushner, Legal Issues)|
|2018.02.12||More than a year into his administration, Donald Trump is presiding over a staff in turmoil, one with a 34 percent turnover rate, higher than any White House in decades, struggling to fill openings, unwilling to hire Republicans he considers disloyal and unable to entice Republicans who consider him unstable. nytimes.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals)|
Trump's 23% turnover rate in his first year is more than three times as high as Barack Obama's in the same period, and twice as high a Ronald Reagan's which until now was the modern record holder.
|2018.02.13||FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared to completely contradict White House’s response and timeline regarding allegations that former staff secretary Rob Porter beat both his ex-wives. splinternews.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Legal Issues)|
|2018.02.15||Nearly a year into Donald Trump's administration, senior-level staffers -- including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and Rob Porter -- remained on interim clearances, along with more than 100 staffers in the Executive Office, even as other senior advisers were granted full security access. cnn.com (See also Trump Cabinet, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner)|
|2018.02.16||After less than 13 months, more than 40 percent of the people Trump originally picked for Cabinet-level jobs have faced ethical or other controversies. washingtonpost.com (See also Trump Cabinet, Corruption, Conflicts of Interest, Tom Price, Ryan Zinke, Steven Mnuchin, John Kelly, Jeff Sessions, Ben Carson)|
|2018.03.06||An independent government investigative agency said that senior counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway twice violated a federal law prohibiting government employees from engaging in political activities. abcnews.go.com (See also Corruption, Legal Issues)|
|2018.03.07||Several White House staffers have been terminated or reassigned for issues related to their security clearances — with at least one individual employed in the Office of the First Lady relieved of duty. abcnews.go.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, John Kelly, Jared Kushner)|
|2018.03.27||Newly obtained FEMA records and interviews with more than 50 people involved with disaster response indicates that the Trump administration — and the president himself — responded far more aggressively to Texas than to Puerto Rico, in the wakes of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Maria. politico.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2018.03.30||An obscure White House office responsible for recruiting and vetting thousands of political appointees has suffered from inexperience and a shortage of staff, hobbling the Trump administration’s efforts to place qualified people in key posts across government, while two office leaders have spotty records themselves: a college dropout with arrests for drunken driving and bad checks and a Marine Corps reservist with arrests for assault, disorderly conduct, fleeing an officer and underage drinking. washingtonpost.com (See also Assaults on Government, Federal Departments)|