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Eli Stokols

Eli Stokols is a White House reporter based in the Los Angeles Times Washington, D.C., bureau. He is a veteran of Politico and the Wall Street Journal, where he covered the 2016 presidential campaign and then the Trump White House. A native of Irvine, Stokols grew up in a Times household and is thrilled to report for what is still his family's hometown paper. He is also a graduate of UC Berkeley and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, under cloud of scandal, forced out

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, who endeared himself to President Trump but was caught up in scandals and infuriated environmental activists, was forced to resign. Trump is expected to name David Bernhardt, a former oil and gas lobbyist who served as Zinke's top deputy, to lead the department.

Trump increasingly isolated as aides leave, friends flip and investigations advance

Trump is increasingly alone as aides leave, friends flip and investigations advance. A prosecution immunity agreement with AMI and Trump’s struggle to find a new chief of staff highlight his growing legal and political problems as he girds for subpoenas from House Democrats and other threats.

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