|2016.12.12||Trump names Goldman Sachs CEO Gary Cohn as pick for Director of National Economic Council. wsj.com (See also Presidential Transition, Conflicts of Interest, National Economic Council, Gary Cohn)|
Records show Trump is indebted to Goldman Sachs for millions.
|2017.01.25||Goldman Sachs pays Trump's lead economic adviser $100 million. thehill.com (See also First 100 Days, Conflicts of Interest, Gary Cohn, National Economic Council)|
|2017.03.22||Exxon says they have lost a years worth of Rex Tillerson's emails. chicagotribune.com (See also First 100 Days, Rex Tillerson)|
|2017.06.02||The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee asked U.S. spy agencies late last year to reveal the names of U.S. individuals or organizations contained in classified intelligence on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, engaging in the same practice that President Trump has accused the Obama administration of abusing. washingtonpost.com (See also Russian Meddling in Election, 2016 Election)|
|2017.06.09||Speaker Paul Ryan insisted on Thursday that Republicans wouldn’t be calling for the impeachment of a Democratic president accused of the same actions as Trump. thehill.com (See also Corruption, Legal Activity)|
|2017.06.13||Trump told Republican senators that the House GOP health-care bill which he had then celebrated, was now “mean” and he expects the Senate to “improve” the legislation considerably. washingtonpost.com (See also Health Care, Affordable Care Act)|
|2017.07.12||On a day in which the president's schedule included no public events and the daily briefing was once again held off camera, principal deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders declared that the White House aims to be "as transparent as humanly possible." politico.com (See also Attempts to Discredit Media, Assaults on Facts)|
|2017.08.21||The Secret Service can no longer pay hundreds of agents it needs – in large part due to the sheer size of President Trump's family, his travel almost every weekend, and efforts necessary to secure their multiple residences up and down the East Coast - as they have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year. usatoday.com (See also Unprecedented Actions)|
|2017.09.24||Jared Kushner used a private email account to conduct and discuss official White House business dozens of times, according to his lawyer. washingtonpost.com (See also Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump)|
Kushner used the private account through his first nine months in government service, even as the president continued to criticize his opponent in the 2016 presidential election, Democrat Hillary Clinton, for her use of a private email account for government business.
|2017.09.25||At least six of Donald Trump’s closest advisers used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, including Jared Kushner, Stephen K. Bannon, Reince Priebus, Gary Cohn, Stephen Miller, and Ivanka Trump. nytimes.com (See also Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Stephen Miller)|
|2017.09.28||In his closed interview with the staff of the Senate intelligence committee, White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner did not share the existence of his personal email account, which he has used for official business. cnn.com (See also Jared Kushner)|
|2017.10.02||Donald Trump spent Sunday afternoon attending a high-profile golf tournament, after he had scoffed at “politically motivated ingrates” who had questioned his administration’s commitment to rebuilding Puerto Rico, then dedicated a golf trophy to the hurricane victims. apnews.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Domestic Policy)|
|2017.10.03||White House officials have begun examining emails associated with a third and previously unreported email account on Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private domain, where hundreds of emails have been sent and received since January. politico.com (See also Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Corruption)|
|2017.10.17||Donald Trump said his nominee to be the nation's drug czar is withdrawing from consideration for the job — a move that comes in the wake of a Washington Post/“60 Minutes” investigation detailing how the lawmaker helped steer legislation through Congress that weakened the Drug Enforcement Administration’s ability to go after drug distributors, even as opioid-related deaths continue to rise. washingtonpost.com (See also Assaults on Government, Federal Departments)|
|2017.10.25||Ten months after Trump's Keystone event, he has yet to deliver on his pledge to boost the fortunes of American steel, as two self-imposed deadlines for trade action, one in June and one in July, have come and gone, while the prospect of tariffs has led to a surge of cheap foreign steel into the U.S., with imports rising 24 percent in 2017, the fastest increase in years, and an oligarch-owned steel company is instead winning pipeline contracts. bloomberg.com (See also False Statements, Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia)|
|2017.12.22||Donald Trump’s plan to abolish a tax break for hedge-fund managers was kept out of the final tax overhaul legislation -- an act of defiance by congressional leaders who exploited a split among Trump’s advisers. bloomberg.com (See also Steven Mnuchin, Economy, False Statements, Reversals)|
|2018.02.11||Donald Trump will offer a budget plan that falls far short of eliminating the government’s deficit over 10 years, conceding that huge tax cuts and new spending increases make this goal unattainable, despite the fact that eliminating the budget deficit over 10 years has been a North Star for the Republican Party for several decades, and GOP lawmakers took the government to the brink of default in 2011 when they demanded a vote on a amendment to the Constitution that would prohibit the federal government from spending more than it takes in. washingtonpost.com (See also Economy)|
|2018.02.15||According to records stretching back to the Coolidge administration and compiled by the American Presidency Project, Donald Trump has gone longer without conducting a formal press conference than any president since at least Lyndon Johnson. thedailybeast.com (See also Assaults on Civil Liberties)|
By the end of his first year in office, President Barack Obama had held 11 press conferences; President George W. Bush had held five.
|2018.03.08||A week after his inauguration, Donald Trump signed an executive order that bars former lobbyists, lawyers and others from participating in any matter they lobbied or otherwise worked on for private clients within two years before going to work for the government, but records show Trump's top lawyer has issued at least 24 ethics waivers to key administration officials at the White House and executive branch agencies. cnbc.com (See also Reversals, Corruption, Conflicts of Interest, Don McGahn)|
|2018.04.04||The security advocacy group Global Cyber Alliance tested the 26 email domains managed by the Executive Office of the President (EOP) and found that only one fully implements a security protocol that verifies the emails as genuinely from the White House. axios.com (See also Department of Homeland Security, Cybersecurity)|
Of the 26 domains, 18 are not in compliance with a Department of Homeland Security directive to implement that protocol.
|2018.04.09||The special counsel is investigating a payment made to Donald Trump’s foundation by a Ukrainian steel magnate for a talk during the campaign, as part of a broader examination of streams of foreign money to Mr. Trump and his associates in the years leading up to the election. nytimes.com (See also Trump Relationship with Russia, Trump Business, Legal Issues)|
|2018.04.10||As a sharply partisan Republican member of Congress, CIA Director Mike Pompeo tormented former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over her response to the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, which Pompeo called “morally reprehensible, but now that Pompeo faces a tough confirmation process to become secretary of state himself, he has reached out to Clinton, as well as every other living occupant of the office, to ask for guidance. politico.com (See also Department of State, Mike Pompeo)|
|2018.04.11||Donald Trump's tweet threatening a potential U.S. strike against Syria broke with national security procedures — as well as his own admonishments about tipping off enemies about attack plans. cnbc.com (See also Syria, Department of Defense, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2018.04.24||Donald Trump is increasingly relying on his personal cell phone to contact outside advisers, as he returns to the free-wheeling mode of operation that characterized the earliest days of his administration. cnn.com (See also John Kelly)|
|2018.05.21||Donald Trump uses a White House cellphone that isn’t equipped with sophisticated security features designed to shield his communications — a departure from the practice of his predecessors that potentially exposes him to hacking or surveillance. politico.com (See also Cybersecurity)|