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.
1672. Attacked former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch after her impeachment testimony
1673. Sued by California and several other states over fuel efficiency standards
1674. Moved to take over private lands for its border wall
- It was revealed the Trump administration knew as early as May 2019 that Ukrainian President Zelensky felt pressured by the administration to investigate Biden
1676. Said Israeli West Bank settlements aren’t illegal
1677. Came under investigation for lying to Robert Mueller during the Russian probe
- Ambassador Gordon Sondland acknowledged that the Trump administration’s “quid pro quo” in Ukraine was widely known
Trump administration head of the CMS wasted $3mn on image consultants
1680. Planned to allow states and towns to block refugees
- Began deporting refugees to Guatemala
A judge blocked the administration’s attempts to revive the federal death penalty
Once again Ukraine was the big story this week as Ambassador Sondland’s testimony blew apart the administration’s impeachment defense. Meanwhile, the administration began deporting refugees to Guatemala and a judge blocked their attempts to revive the federal death penalty.
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.