The American Prospect has done a massive investigation into the Trump administration’s dodgy practices:
In three years as president, he has transformed the executive branch into a giant favor factory, populated with the agents or willing partners of virtually every special interest. Add up all the routine, daily outrages—the quasi-bribery and quasi-extortion, the private raids on public funds, the handouts to the undeserving, the massive flow of cash, jobs, and freebies back in return—and Trump’s attempt to squeeze a little re-election help out of the fragile government of a desperate Eastern European country does not loom particularly large in the reckoning.
The Trump administration has brought its brand of corruption and self-dealing to every agency in the federal government, and it’s hard for anyone to keep on top of it all. We’ve mapped it out for you. Click on any agency building below, and unlock an extensive dossier of the activities happening inside.
Just a start:
- Treasury Department: Steve Mnuchin overruled IRS lawyers to block disclosure of Trump tax returns.
- Commerce Department: The Securities and Exchange Commission charged Wilbur Ross with pocketing $10.4 million that rightly belonged to investment partners.
- Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was a pharma lobbyist and later a top executive and president of the multinational drug company Eli Lilly.
Thank you to The American Prospect