Eve Levin  //  10/1/17  //  Topic Update

An Associated Press investigation found that very little public information exists about the Chinese manufacturers and exporters of Ivanka Trump’s merchandise (AP).

Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch’s speech at the Trump International Hotel raised questions of independence and sparked protests (WaPo; NYTThe Hill).

Conor Friedersdorf provides a list of examples of “swampy” ethical behavior in the Trump administration (The Atlantic).

The House Oversight Committee launched an investigation into the travel of senior Trump Administration officials (WSJ).

  • President Trump expressed disappointment in HHS Secretary Tom Price’s use of private jets for government travel.
  • Price pledged to fly only on commercial airlines until the inspector general’s review of his use of government funds for private planes is completed (NYTWaPo).
  • EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $58,000 (WaPo).      

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