ProPublica Publishes List of more than 400 Trump Administration hires
Posted @ Thursday, March 09, 2017 By Zach Israel
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On March 8, 2017 the investigative news organization ProPublica published a list of more than 400 Trump Administration hires throughout all federal agencies that have been made (without Senate confirmation). ProPublica compiled the list through FOIA requests made with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). This list represents Trump Administration hires primarily made between Jan. 20 and Jan. 30, according to OPM and "at least a few of the officials have since moved to other agencies or left the government."
Additional reporting by ProPublica revealed that "While President Trump has not moved to fill many jobs that require Senate confirmation, he has quietly installed hundreds of officials to serve as his eyes and ears at every major federal agency, from the Pentagon to the Department of Interior. Unlike appointees exposed to the scrutiny of the Senate, members of these so-called “beachhead teams” have operated largely in the shadows, with the White House declining to publicly reveal their identities. While some names have previously dribbled out in the press, we are publishing a list of more than 400 hires, providing the most complete accounting so far of who Trump has brought into the federal government. The White House said in January that around 520 staffers were being hired for the beachhead teams."