Every day a new scandal

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Magoo, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    No one will remember this in a few days because the new stuff will bury it.
    VA chief becomes latest member of Trump Cabinet in trouble for high-priced travel
    http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-shulkin-va-20180214-story.html

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    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

    Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, traveling on what he said was an "essential" trip to London and Copenhagen, improperly accepted tickets to the Wimbledon tennis tournament and brought his wife at taxpayer expense, according to an inspector general's report released Wednesday.

    The scathing report says Shulkin and several top staff members made false and misleading statements both to justify the $122,334 trip and to defend it afterward. His chief of staff, Vivieca Wright Simpson, doctored an email to convince an agency ethics lawyer to approve a $4,300 flight for Shulkin's wife, the report found.


    Shulkin and his lawyers denounced the report as "one-sided" and said investigators bent the evidence "in an effort to manufacture violations where none exist." They said Shulkin spent the "vast majority" of his time in Europe on official business.

    "Any sightseeing by the secretary was incidental to the substance of the trip," they wrote in a response that was included in the report.


    Shulkin becomes the latest member of President Trump's Cabinet to run into trouble for unusual travel expenses. The secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, resigned in September after it was revealed he had spent at least $400,000 on private charter flights.

    Three other Cabinet officers have come under fire for taking expensive flights on private or military planes.

    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke came under fire in the summer when he chartered a private jet to fly from Las Vegas to his Montana home, a flight that cost taxpayers more than $12,000. Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin took flak in August after he brought his wife to Fort Knox, Ky., where some U.S. gold reserves are stored and where they watched the total solar eclipse.

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    Let me see should Trump fire them or should we fire Trump?
     
  2. Rastus

    Rastus ..MAGA..

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    Don’t remember the complaining when Nancy flew her whole family back and forth
    across the country.
     
  3. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    School shooting blankets yesterdays Trump storys.
    Let us pray Trumps issues can remain in the news
     
  4. Bubba74

    Bubba74 Well-Known Member

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    an awful lot of selective outrage on the left
     
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  5. Magoo

    Magoo You don't have to be Einstein to figure it out

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    All these genuine scandals are not selective outrage.
    I would venture to say if Trump were a elected Democrat President his mouth and actions would have gotten him impeached before last summer arrived.
    But he's you guy and you look the other way.
    Just how long can you ignore it? :scratchhead:
     
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  6. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Grocery Shopping. The Meat Department. AD-FREE USER

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    We knew that Trump was a (verbal) loose cannon when we hired him, so we aren't the least bit surprised or upset about it. We didn't elect him to raise our children for us, we elected him to fix Washington and he's done a splendid job so far. The only thing shocking so far is how infected Washington had become under Obama's watch.
     
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