Category Archives: US Presidents & candidates

Tracking Trump chaos through “A-team” turnover

Chart from “Tracking turnover in the Trump administration,” Brookings Institution, 3/16/18

The “A-team” is “the most influential positions within the executive office of the president.” These data count only the first appointee in each position, not subsequent departures.

See the cited source also for Cabinet positions, where with 3 departures in his first year, Trump is already 3 ahead of the 3 prior presidents’ first-year totals combined!

Nunes v. Mueller and Steele

See the just-released and formerly classified Nunes memo in “Republica,” Mother Jones, 2/2/18ns Release Nunes Memo Over Strong Objections From the FBI and Justice Department.”

See the Christopher Steele report on Trump’s controversial (to say the least) pre-presidential activities here.

The R’s have adopted the risky strategy of using the Nunes memo to try to distract attention from the ongoing Mueller investigation and the Steele dossier, formally titled “Russia/Cyber Crime: A Synopsis of Russian State Sponsored and Other Cyber Offensive (Criminal) Operations.”