David Bernhardt Met With API in a Second Undisclosed Meeting

Official documents released by the Department of the Interior reveal that acting Secretary David Bernhardt met with the American Petroleum Institute (API) in Denver, Colorado, on July 26, 2018. Bernhardt was the Deputy Secretary of the Interior at the time. According to travel forms that track travel expenses paid by non-Federal entities, API bought Bernhardt …

LOUISIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL LANDRY TO HOLD FUNDRAISER AT TRUMP D.C. HOTEL WITH VP PENCE AS SPECIAL GUEST

Jeff Landry, the Louisiana Attorney General, and a prominent supporter of President Trump’s southern border wall strategy, is to hold a D.C. fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel on January 30th, according to a copy of the event invitation obtained by Documented. According to the invitation, Vice President Mike Pence is to be a special …

Trump flying in to help Republican Senate candidate Housley raise cash in Minnesota

U.S. Senate candidate Karin Housley, lagging in the polls, is set to receive fundraising support from President Trump on October 3rd at an event in Rochester, MN. According to a copy of the invitation, which was obtained by Documented, the first priority of her campaign is gathering funds to pay herself back money she lent …

Interior Secretary Meeting with Coal Industry Lobby Group Board of Directors

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Arizona Governor Doug Ducey will speak to a room full of coal executives in Phoenix, Arizona at the National Mining Association (“NMA”) Spring Board of Directors meeting, according to a tweet from the keynote speaker of the event, Jim Carroll. This morning, I’ll do a keynote for the CEO’s of …

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry Holds “Special DC Fundraiser” at Trump Hotel

Jeff Landry, the Attorney General of Louisiana, and likely 2019 Republican Gubernatorial candidate, held a Washington D.C. fundraiser at the Trump International Hotel in January. A copy of the event invitation was provided to Documented.   For Landry, the motivation to hold the fundraiser at the Trump hotel may be political. He is expected to …

Republican State Attorneys General Group Held 2017 Holiday Party at Trump Hotel

The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), an industry-backed group that spends millions of dollars each cycle to back the election of Republican attorneys general, celebrated its December 2017 holiday party in style at the Washington D.C. Trump International Hotel. The details were contained in an invitation to the event provided to Documented, and confirmed in …

PRUITT CALLED TRUMP A THREAT TO CONSTITUTION IN 2016 INTERVIEW

In a stinging 2016 radio interview, Scott Pruitt lambasted then candidate Donald Trump, warning of the danger to the constitution should he become president. “If Donald Trump is the nominee and eventually the president, he would take i think, unapologetic steps to use executive power to confront Congress in a way that is truly unconstitutional”, …