US President Donald Trump and members of his administration were embroiled in controversy throughout a long year of news emanating from the White House. Cabinet secretaries have resigned, members of Trump’s family have been granted questionable loans and trademarks, the first lady has rented some expensive hotel rooms without actually sleeping in them.
Take a look at a dozen ongoing scandals still dogging the president.
Funding for Trump’s inaugural committee is still under investigation.
Federal prosecutors are investigating Trump’s inauguration committee for possible misspending of donations, several media outlets confirmed in mid-December. The probe by the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan is exploring whether donors gave an eye-popping $107 million for Trump’s inauguration ― a record high that’s more than double what Barack Obama’s committee raised in 2009 ― in exchange for access to Trump’s administration or political influence, which may constitute a violation of federal corruption laws.
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account.
White House insiders told The Washington Post last month that Cabinet agencies discovered Ivanka Trump has used a personal email account for government business hundreds of times. This could constitute a violation of the Presidential Records Act and increase the risk of sensitive information falling into the wrong hands. The president’s eldest daughter defended her conduct, saying the emails weren’t deleted and that they did not contain “anything of substance.” However, the House announced days later that it plans to investigate the allegations.