Database of Trump administration officials' personal finances grows

Center for Public Integrity, ProPublica collaboration makes dozens of new records searchable, sortable

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The Center for Public Integrity today added more than 100 new Trump administration officials’ financial disclosures to a searchable, sortable database first launched in April.

The database allows anyone to easily understand the wealth, assets and business interests of many of the people working for President Donald Trump. These include Senate-confirmed appointees, White House aides and members of so-called “beachhead teams” sent to prepare executive agencies for the new administration.

Among the prominent Trump allies included in the database update: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Transportation Secretary Eliane Chao and White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The new disclosures are possible thanks to the Center for Public Integrity’s collaboration with ProPublica — a fellow Pulitzer Prize-winning nonprofit news organization — which requested the disclosure forms from government sources and made the disclosures available as PDF files.

The Center for Public Integrity’s news developer, Chris Zubak-Skees, extracted data from more than 220 recently filed financial reports, using a software tool he created — and which the Center for Public Integrity is releasing for anyone to use.

Iuliia Alieva, a Dow Jones News Fund intern working for the Center for Public Integrity, extracted data from paper amendments to those filings to ensure the data reflected the latest disclosures.

This updated database (downloadable here) is part of the Center for Public Integrity’s ongoing “White House Spotlight” project, which is shining light in Washington, D.C.’s darkest corridors to help reveal how the new president’s actions affect the federal government — and the American public.

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