Department of the Treasury
See also Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin.
|2017.01.19||Donald Trump’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, defended his use of offshore tax havens on Thursday, after revealing in an updated set of financial disclosures that he is the director of a Cayman Islands-based investment fund. buzzfeed.com (See also Steven Mnuchin, Corruption)|
|2017.01.29||Documents show that Trump's Treasury nominee Steven Mnuchin lied to the Senate about use of illegal foreclosure procedures at OneWest Bank. dispatch.com (See also First 100 Days, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.02.01||Senate Republicans suspend rules to pass Tom Price and Steve Mnuchin through committee without Democrats present. slate.com (See also First 100 Days, Tom Price, Department of Health and Human Services, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.02.01||Senate committee approves Trump Treasury, Health nominees without Dems present after GOP changes panel's rules. twitter.com (See also First 100 Days, Department of Health and Human Services, Steven Mnuchin, Tom Price)|
|2017.02.02||The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday adjusted sanctions on Russian intelligence agency FSB, making limited exceptions to the measures put in place by former President Barack Obama over accusations of cyber attacks on the election. reuters.com (See also First 100 Days, Russia, Russian Meddling in Election)|
|2017.02.02||US president describes a world ‘in trouble’ in speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, amid a growing number of disputes with foreign leaders theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, Muslim Immigration Ban, Australia, Mexico, Johnson Amendment, Attacks on Civil Liberties, LGBTQIA, Affordable Care Act, Russia, Yemen, Iran, Mike Pence)|
|2017.02.09||Treasury nominee, Steven Mnuchin, vows no tax cut for rich but math says the opposite and tax proposals from House Republicans and Trump could make his promise hard to keep. nytimes.com (See also First 100 Days, Steven Mnuchin, Taxes)|
|2017.02.13||Senate confirms Steven Mnuchin as Treasury secretary. thehill.com (See also First 100 Days, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.02.22||In his first interview since his confirmation, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin lays out ambitious goals to secure a U.S. tax-code overhaul by August and to deliver economic growth at rates not seen in more than a decade. wsj.com (See also Steven Mnuchin, Taxes)|
|2017.02.24||China hits back at Trump after he accuses the country of being the “grand champion” of currency manipulation—only hours after Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary, says there are no plans to label the country as such. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days, China, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.07.25||At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, a microphone captured Chairman Susan Collins and Senator Jack Reed discussing Trump’s ignorance with with the details of governing. washingtonpost.com (See also Assaults on Government, Department of Defense, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.09.13||Secretary Steven Mnuchin requested use of a government jet, costing roughly $25,000 per hour to operate, to take him and his wife on their honeymoon in Scotland, France and Italy earlier this summer, sparking an “inquiry” by the Treasury Department's Office of Inspector General. abcnews.go.com (See also Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.09.22||Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin used a costly government jet to make the short journey from New York City to Washington D.C. following a meeting in Trump Tower last month, a flight that is now under review by department investigators, along with at least two other requests for government travel involving the secretary. abcnews.go.com (See also Steven Mnuchin, Corruption)|
|2017.10.05||Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has flown on military aircraft seven times since March at a cost of more than $800,000, including a $15,000 round-trip flight to New York to meet with President Trump at Trump Tower. nytimes.com (See also Corruption, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.10.06||The intelligence division at the Treasury Department has repeatedly and systematically violated domestic surveillance laws by snooping on the private financial records of US citizens and companies. buzzfeed.com (See also Steven Mnuchin, Assaults on Civil Liberties)|
|2017.10.13||Donald Trump and Republican leaders have positioned a proposed repeal of the estate tax as a way to help farmers, ranchers and small business owners, but Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, offered a significant concession about who would benefit the most if the so-called death tax disappears: the rich. nytimes.com (See also False Statements, Conflicts of Interest, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.11.06||Nearly half of all middle-class families would pay more in taxes in 2026 than they would under current rules if the proposed House tax bill became law, and about 33% would pay more in 2018, a striking finding for a bill promoted by Donald Trump and congressional Republicans as a middle-class tax cut. nytimes.com (See also False Statements, Economy, Steven Mnuchin)|
Millions of middle-class families — particularly those with children — would see an immediate tax increase, averaging about $2,000.
|2017.11.08||Lawrence Summers, the former president of Harvard and a top economic adviser to President Barack Obama, has accused Mr. Mnuchin of damaging the credibility of Treasury by making “irresponsible” economic assessments of the administration’s tax plan and acting as a “sycophant” to President Trump. nytimes.com (See also Steven Mnuchin)|
|2017.11.15||An awkward — but extremely telling — moment arose at a Wall Street Journal “CEO Council” event that featured the Trump administration’s top economic policy hand, Gary Cohn, as a key speaker, as few in the audience seemed enthusiastic about the Republican tax reform bill. vox.com (See also Economy)|
|2017.11.30||The Treasury Department’s inspector general is examining whether political considerations interfered with Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s promised analysis of the Republican tax proposal. bloomberg.com (See also Steven Mnuchin, Corruption, False Statements)|
|2017.12.11||The U.S. Treasury Department released a one-page analysis of the GOP's proposed tax reform plan, acknowledging that the tax plan will not pay for itself via economic growth, despite Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin having regularly made such a claim. axios.com (See also False Statements, Steven Mnuchin)|
Instead, getting into the black would require "a combination of regulatory reform, infrastructure development, and welfare reform."
|2018.01.12||More than one-fifth of Donald Trump’s US condominiums have been purchased since the 1980s in secretive, all-cash transactions that enable buyers to avoid legal scrutiny by shielding their finances and identities. buzzfeed.com (See also Trump Business, Criminality, Ivanka Trump, Eric Trump, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
More than 1,300 Trump condominiums were bought by shell companies, without a mortgage, which are key characteristics that the buyer is laundering money.
|2018.01.19||Acting CFPB director, Mick Mulvaney requested zero dollars in funding for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for the upcoming quarter. politico.com (See also Assaults on Government, Mick Mulvaney)|
|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 Administration Errors, Russia, Steven Mnuchin)|
|2018.01.31||The Congressional Budget Office said on Wednesday that the United States is expected to bump up against its borrowing limit a month earlier than previously expected, a function of last year’s $1.5 trillion tax cut, which is resulting in less revenue for the Treasury Department. nytimes.com (See also Steven Mnuchin, Economy)|