A Bunch Of Documents About The Trump Transition Just Leaked
The Trump administration has a higher butthole turnover rate than every prostate examination room in the world combined. Which is odd, considering that even the most basic retail job assesses not just the likelihood of a potential employee flaking out after two weeks, but also whether there any serious skeletons in their closet. Does the government have a less stringent pre-employment vetting process than Foot Locker? Um, yes, actually.
Back in June, a massive trove of documents pertaining to the transition from Obama to Trump were leaked to the investigative journalism outfit Axios. Chief among them was a cache of vetting documents relating to a whole host of current, former, and potential members of the administration. In fact, reading these documents, which were compiled by the RNC, is downright prophetic, considering that in several cases, the vetting team nailed the exact red flag that would eventually bring down the candidate.
AxiosAlong with some other stuff.
The vetting documents for ex-EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, for instance, list concerns that he enjoys a certain level of "coziness with big energy companies." Come July 2018, Pruitt resigned from the EPA over, among other things, his connections with energy lobbyists. Now-former HHS Secretary Tom Price was flagged during pre-employment checks for his "dysfunctional" management style, and was forced to resign in September 2017 after he spent over $1 million using private jets to travel between meetings.