Sharpiegate Report Shows White House Ordered Changes to Public Record on Hurricane Dorian to Appease Trump

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A critical report by Commerce Department inspector General Peggy Gustafson, first published by the Washington Post, reveals that then-White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney ordered changes to the public record on Hurricane Dorian in order to appease President Donald Trump.

In September 2019, the president falsely claimed in a tweet that Hurricane Dorian would impact Alabama, writing that the state would “most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated.”

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Birmingham took to Twitter to assuage concerns from residents, promising, “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from #Dorian. We repeat, no impacts from Hurricane #Dorian will be felt across Alabama. The system
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