21. 21. Aug. 13, 2018
The FBI fires one its agents, Peter Strzok, for making derisive remarks about Trump in text messages when the president was running for office. Strzok, who had risen to become deputy assistant director, counterintelligence, was previously reassigned after a Justice Department internal investigation discovered the texts.
22. Aug. 15, 2018
The president revokes the security clearance of John Brennan, a frequent critic of his, saying the former CIA director was using classified material to create chaos about the Trump administration.
23. Aug. 16, 2018
In a coordinated effort, newspapers from coast to coast publish editorials rebutting Trump’s charge that the media are writing fake news and are the enemies of the people. The Boston Globe, which took the lead on the initiative, estimated that about 350 newspapers participated.
24. Aug.18, 2018
The New York Times reports that White House Counsel Don McGahn has given voluntary interviews to investigators looking into possible Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible obstruction of justice. Trump claims his administration is being transparent in regard to the probe.
25. Aug. 21, 2018
Trump’s former personal attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen pleads guilty to campaign violations, saying he arranged hush-money payments to an adult film star and a Playboy model who said they had affairs with Trump before he became president.