Axios reports that nearly 100 internal audit documents have been leaked by top officials of the Trump administration to Axios on HBO .
The documents used by the Trump team to evaluate potential officials during its transition identify many "red flags" about officials who later became some of the most influential government officials.
The result is a plethora of potential issues for executives, including Betsy DeVos, Gary Cohn, Don McGahn, Elaine Chao, John Kelly, James Mattis, John Bolton, and many others who have since been criticized by the legislature.
Presidents are traditionally informed in detail by a political team about potential administrators. After Donald Trump dismissed former New Jersey governor Chris Christie as head of his transition team, the new team outsourced the vetting to the Republican National Committee.
Most documents contain a section called "Red Flags", in which the audit team expressed concerns about potential top officials.
RNC researchers found that Rex Tillerson, who would later become Trump's undersecretary, had profound problems with Russia, while "white supremacy" was a vulnerability for Kris Kobach, who once ran for Homeland Security Secretary-One position Floating again after President Trump announced the resignation of Sarah Huckabee Sanders last week. Ingraham was tagged by fathers because she said, "People should wear diapers instead of sharing bathrooms with transgender people."
The documents reveal unequivocal concerns of RNC fathers over Gary Cohn, who would serve as Trump's Chief Economic Advisor until his death. According to reports, they opposed the President's plans to raise aluminum and steel tariffs.
"Some say Cohn has a slippery, tight and intimidating style," Vetters wrote, citing a Bloomberg article. "He sometimes wiggled up a leg and put his foot on a trader's desk, his thigh close to the employee's face, and asked how the markets developed."
The documents also show that Trump appointed officials, although he knew they were unappetizing comments about him in the past.
Mick Mulvaney's Red Flag file contains a note that the future budget director and acting chief of staff once described as "not a very good person" among a series of other red flags. [1
In response to the leaked documents, Deputy Chief Press Secretary Hogan Gidley Axios said Trump's injury to many was not detrimental to his success as president.
"President Trump has put together an incredible team across the federal government that has … achieved unquestionable achievements such as tax cuts, record employment, a booming economy … in rebuilding the military and destroying the IS," Gidley said an explanation. "President Trump has done more in two years to improve the lives of the American people – than the previous presidents did in eight years – and not an angry establishment, the cowardly leaks of the DC swamp creature can change that."