The New York Times publishes two stories detailing an undisclosed meeting between Don Trump Jr., Manafort, Kushner and a Russian lawyer. According to the paper, the meeting happened during the campaigns and the lawyer was providing some dirt on Clinton (Woodward 170). Trump tweets and says that it is normal for opponents to dig for dirt on each other, especially during the campaign. Despite that, Dowd provides Mueller with all the necessary documents relating to the investigation. Another story arises claiming that Mueller is investigating Trump’s finances, including Russian purchases of apartments in Trump’s buildings, among others (Woodward 171). Following the new information, Dowd needs a confirmation on the apartments from Quarles who cannot give relevant information at the time. Nonetheless, Quarles informs Dowd that the story was misguided.
the Freedom Caucus wants Trump to institute some prohibition on paying for gender reassignment surgeries and hormone treatments for transgender people serving in the military (Woodward 173). During the campaigns, Trump had proclaimed his support for the LGBT community. This request is hard to deliver but necessary since he needs the support of the Freedom Caucus. Therefore, Trump tweets, broadcasting the information that the Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military (Woodward 174). Later, the courts rule otherwise, and the Pentagon starts accepting transgender recruits on January 1, 2018.