// 10/1/17 //
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; NYT; The 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 (NYT, WaPo).
- EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt took charter flights that cost taxpayers more than $58,000 (WaPo).