1403. Moved to close 9 civilian conservation centers
1404. Used an emergency declaration to sell arms to Saudi Arabia
1405. Ordered federal agency to stop estimating the long term impact of climate change
1406. A federal court allowed the administration to undermine transparency by using applications that auto delete
1407. Transport Secretary Elaine Chao broke an ethics pledge to divest by continuing to hold stock
1408. Robert Mueller reiterated that the Russian probe did not exonerate Trump and hinted at collusion, pointing to impeachment
1409. Had the Department of Energy label fossil fuels as “molecules of freedom”
1410. Appealed ruling blocking offshore drilling
1411. Announced escalating tariffs against Mexico
1412. Falsely claimed that Robert Mueller had exonerated him
This week saw the Trump twisting the truth in new and creative ways. First, he declared an imaginary emergency to sell arms to Saudi Arabia. Then he ordered federal agencies to ignore the long term effects of climate change. Courts allowed the administration to keep erasing their own paper trail, and fossil fuels were labeled “molecules of freedom.” But most of all, Trump repeated the claim that the Russian probe exonerated him one day after Robert Mueller specifically said the exact opposite.
As always, I don’t expect to catch everything, so let me know if there’s anything you think I’ve missed. The full omnibus is being maintained here (a spreadsheet version can be found here). For an overall summary, click here.