Some of the top Trump administration officials had "red flags" during the review process of the Trump transition team, which was outsourced to the Republican National Committee (RNC).
This is evident from the documents that many of the controversies for which Trump's cabinet members were eventually ousted were already known to the transition team.
The review materials for Scott Pruitt, the former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EOA), who had resigned after much controversy over his spending, ethics, and management style, included a section titled, "Claims of Coziness." big energy company "by Axios.
Tom Price, former Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), resigned after switching Price with his private jet for official business purposes. According to reports from Axios, Price's audit documents have been rated as "Critical to Management".
Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Rex Wayne TillersonBolton says Russia and China strive for discord in the administration of Trump Remarks: Trump will "fight with anyone" MORE has a red flag for his, according to Axios hoisted "deep" relations with Russia.
The Trump transition team dismissed former Governor Chris Christie (R-N.J.) days after Trump's surprise victory. Control of the transition team was then led by Vice President Pence, who outsourced the political review to the RNC, reports Axios.
Axios reports that RNC review team sources said Trump officials had asked them to "clean up" the candidate records before meeting with Trump. In many cases, it was the only test available to Trump when he announced it, Axios reported.
An RNC official briefed The Hill on a statement that told RNC spokesman Mike Reed Axios and defended the team's work.
"It is not uncommon for a presidential transition team to use the National Party Committee as a resource for gathering background information about potential candidates and leaders," he said. "These two-year-old documents were the first pre-job briefings that were put together to inform the transition team about important topics in the background of the candidates." "Individuals selected for high-level administrative duties would have gone through more thorough background checks by lawyers, law enforcement and ethics officials before officially assuming their role."
The Hill has asked the White House for an opinion.
The review team often put a candidate's sharp criticism of Trump at the top of a file, which did not prevent the president from meeting or hiring an official, Axios reports.
In a statement to Axios, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidely said, "President Trump has done more in two years to improve the lives of the American people – than the previous presidents in eight years – and not an angry establishment "DC The Cowardly creature's cowardly leaks can change that."
Christie reviewed the team's vetting dossier for him in an interview with Axios reporter Jonathan Swan.
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