White House spotlight: Tracking Donald Trump

The Center for Public Integrity's continuing coverage of the president's promise to 'drain the swamp'

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President Donald Trump holds up a signed Presidential Memorandum in the Oval Office in Washington in January 2017.

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As Donald Trump’s nascent administration takes shape, Center for Public Integrity reporters are shining light in Washington, D.C.’s darkest corridors to help reveal how the new president’s actions affect the federal government — and you.

Find all of our latest Trump administration investigations, as well as the best of our reporting from Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, below:

 

Can Trump single-handedly order a nuclear attack on North Korea?

Could the United States launch a nuclear attack on North Korea, even before it is attacked? And could President Donald Trump order such an attack on his own?

These once improbable questions have been vigorously discussed in the capital since Trump this summer raised the prospect of raining “fire and fury” on North Korea in response to the isolated country’s military threats, and then weeks later claimed that North Korea faced “total destruction” if the United States felt it had to defend itself against an attack.

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Steve Bannon officially discloses source of $2 million in personal debt 

Former White House Chief Strategist Stephen K. Bannon has disclosed the source of $2 million in debt, which he previously failed to report, on a revised government document released Tuesday. The corrected disclosure follows a Center for Public Integrity investigation in July that revealed Bannon’s omission.

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