Eve Levin // 10/31/17 //
Whitefish Energy, a company with only two full-time employees based in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s small Montana hometown, was awarded a $300 million contract to repair Puerto Rico’s power grid, raising questions about improper influence (WaPo; NYT)
Companies employing members of President Trump’s now-disbanded business advisory councils spent millions of dollars on lobbying (CREW).
Nick Ayers, Vice President Pence’s Chief of Staff, volunteered for the Trump-Pence campaign while doing paid work for other candidates (Politico).
President Trump unsuccessfully attempted to secure the arrest of Guo Wengui, an exiled Chinese billionaire living in the United States, after Steve Wynn, a businessman and Trump donor with ties to the Chinese government, hand-delivered a letter from the Chinese government to President Trump requesting Guo’s arrest (WSJ).