Britany Riley  //  8/27/17  //  Topic Update

Blackstone has reaped rewards from C.E.O. Stephen Schwarzman’s consistent support for President Trump (NYT).

The Secret Service cannot pay to protect President Trump and his large family as the agency has already hit its caps for salary and overtime allowances (CNNLATimes).

After a lawsuit, the Secret Service has agreed not to delete White House visitor log data (Politico).

Louise Linton, wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, touted her wealth on Instagram, posting a photo of her stepping off an Air Force plane; responding to backlash, a Treasury spokesperson said: “The Mnuchins are reimbursing the government for [Linton’s] travel” (CNN).

  • On Twitter, Susan Hennessey questioned why Mnuchin, unlike prior Treasury Secretaries, was flying a private government plane on a domestic trip, and linked to Federal regulations on the subject.  

Justice Neil Gorsuch’s upcoming speech at the Trump Hotel does not pose ethical concernsargues Jonathan Adler at Volokh Conspiracy.


Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

President Trump reportedly asked Andrew McCabe how he voted in the 2016 presidential election while McCabe was under consideration as James Comey's temporary replacement at the FBI.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

Despite President Trump's denials, the tax bill would certainly benefit him.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School