News: Trump Administration

Trump Judicial Adviser Linked To $1 Million Anonymous Inaugural Donation
A conservative lawyer who advises President Donald Trump on judicial nominations appears to be linked to an anonymous limited liability company that donated $1 million to the Trump inaugural committee, according to campaign finance records.
Ethics Experts Say Scott Pruitt Reimbursements Raise Questions About Double-Dipping
Oklahoma campaign finance records suggest Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt may have been reimbursed twice for items he purchased while serving as the state’s attorney general, experts say.
Mirror, Mirror, On the AG’s Wall. And Six Years Later, Also On Pruitt’s Expense Account.
A reimbursement request from Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt during his last week as Oklahoma’s attorney general provides more evidence that Pruitt is more frugal with his own money than with public funds.
During First Year, Pruitt Met With 39 Donors Who Gave $286K to OK Campaigns and PACs
Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt has met during the last year with more than three dozen organizations that donated to his past campaigns and political committees, according to a MapLight analysis.
Facing Capitol Hill Interrogations, Facebook Will Find If Campaign Cash Bought Friends
Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook, will discover this week if millions in political campaign contributions prevents him from being unfriended on Capitol Hill as the company struggles to regain its reputation in the wake of a devastating privacy scandal.
Donors Lobbying EPA Gave $181K to Pruitt Oklahoma Committees, Now Reaping Benefits
As an Oklahoma politician, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt received $181,000 in political contributions from donors who lobbied the EPA last year, according to a MapLight review.
Coal Giant Aims to Head Off Criticism of Trump Greenhouse Gas Plan At Wyoming Hearing
After a trio of high-profile public hearings that have featured heavy criticism of the Trump administration’s plan to repeal limits on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, the nation's third-largest coal producer is taking steps to avoid a fourth round of attacks.
GOP Law Enforcement Chiefs Invited Donors To Help Set Policy Via Secret Bulletin Board
An association of top Republican law enforcement officials has created a secret online bulletin board called the "Briefing Room" that's allowing big donors to help shape legal policy, according to records reviewed by MapLight and The Intercept.
Amid Secrecy Dispute, Fistful of Schedule B Forms Shows Power of Big Political Dollars
A heavily redacted section in AAN’s annual tax return known as a Schedule B shows the conservative organization made it through an entire year without receiving a single donation smaller than $5,000. The AAN reported receiving almost $14.6 million in contributions and grants during its 2015-16 tax year, with a single $5.9 million contribution amounting for more than one-third of all donations.
Key Dark Money Figure Takes Reins Of RNC Treasury
An influential financier who opposed Donald Trump’s campaign before swinging the support of one of the largest dark money organizations in the nation to the president has been named to take over the finances of the Republican National Committee.