As part of the ongoing project to catalog every awful thing the Trump Administration has done as a reference for future political arguments and whatever few posterity survives to see 2020, here’s everything awful the Trump Administration has done this week.
- Was ordered to repay California $846,000 for its failed attempt to add a citizenship question to the census
1654. Stopped enforcing several nondiscrimination provisions in Federal Grants
- A judge blocked the administration's new immigration healthcare requirements
1656. Pushed new sanctions against Venezuela
- The impeachment inquiry into the Ukraine scandal revealed at least three clear instances of Quid Pro Quos
A judge ruled that Trump's rule allowing religious objections to abortion to be illegal
1659. Ordered to pay $2mn to a nonprofit for violations to state charity laws
1660. Made it easier to dredge protected areas for sand
1661. Reviewed by the GAO for freezing military aid to Ukraine
The main story this week was that the impeachment probe uncovered multiple clear instances of Quid Pro Quos in the Ukraine scandal, instances which the GAO is now starting to investigate. Mean while, judges ordered a halt to the Administration’s religious objection abortion rule, as well as ordering the administration and Trump to pay out numerous indemnities for various actions.
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.