The Trump administration piled on the news Friday night, with multiple major news releases coming as the nation focused on Hurricane Harvey.
- Trump formally signed the memo banning transgender military recruits. It left those currently serving in limbo. More here.
- Trump pardoned former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who is known for disobeying a 2011 court order telling him to stop detaining people based on suspicion of being undocumented immigrants. More here.
- Sebastian Gorka resigned from the White House. Gorka, a former Breitbart staffer and deputy assistant to Trump, said he can better serve America from the outside. More here.
And a news item not from Trump: North Korea launched short-range ballistic missiles.