The White House posted inaccurate versions of President Donald Trump's executive orders on its website, according to a report from USA Today.
The paper found "at least five cases" in which the WhiteHouse.gov version differed from the official version sent to the Federal Register. This includes missing words, grammatical differences, altered paragraph numbering, and incorrect citations.
In Trump's executive order on immigration, which requires an in-person interview for anyone requesting a non-immigrant visa, the White House version refers to the wrong code, 8 U.S.C. 1222 and not 8 U.S.C. 1202.
In the order on ethics guidelines for federal appointees, the WhiteHouse.gov section cites "section 207 of title 28, United States Code," which Pro Publica found does not exist. The correct citation, made in the Federal Register version, is section 207 of title 18.
The version sent to the Federal Register is the exact text signed by the president, and the version in the register is the correct legal wording.
"We would never correct something that the president signs," Jim Hemphill, special assistant to the Federal Register's director, told USA Today. "Once the president's signature is on that, that's a legal document that we would never change."
The White House did not respond to the paper's request for comment.
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