It's not just the names you read about daily. There are dozens of lesser-known, but just as dangerous, Trump appointees quietly pushing harmful policies that benefit a connected few—at the expense of everyone else.
Who they are and what they're doing
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An HHS official’s abstinence-only ideology
Valerie Huber, Chief of Staff, Department of Health and Human Services
A DOJ official’s hate group ties
Noel Francisco, Solicitor General of the United States
An Ed. leader's for-profit college ties
Diane Auer Jones, Principal Deputy Under Secretary, Department of Education
A CBP official's Islamophobic actions
Katharine Gorka, Press Secretary, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
An Ed. official isn't protecting survivors
Candice Jackson, Deputy General Counsel, Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education
A White House official from Big Pharma
Joe Grogan, White House Domestic Policy Council
A Stephen Miller ally at DHS
John Zadrozny, Acting Chief of Staff, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
Get Behind the Scenes
The corruption and lawbreaking we see from Donald Trump’s administration hurts people every day. And while familiar names like Kellyanne Conway or Jared Kushner fill headlines, there are dozens of lesser-known but just as dangerous Trump appointees quietly pushing harmful policies that benefit a connected few—at the expense of everyone else.
Our team at Democracy Forward exposes the bad stuff you haven’t seen in headlines. In each Behind the Scenes installment we share what we find—and what we still want to know.