08 Aug '18, 10pm

Democrats demand White House reveal details of outside businessmen’s influence on VA policy https://t.co/gUDEcmSOAe

WASHINGTON — Congressional Democrats are demanding the White House clarify who is leading veterans policy efforts for the administration after a ProPublica investigation found evidence a trio of executives with personal ties to President Donald Trump have been privately influencing department decisions. “This situation reeks of corruption and cronyism,” said Rep. Tim Walz , D-Minn., and ranking member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. “If these revelations prove true … that would amount to an unprecedented, disturbing, and profoundly unacceptable betrayal of our nation’s veterans.” In a letter to Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie , Walz is requesting the department turn over copies of all communications VA leadership has had with Marvel Entertainment CEO Ike Perlmutter, primary care specialist Dr. Bruce Moskowitz, an attorney Marc Sherman. All three are memb...

Full article: https://www.militarytimes.com/veterans/2018/08/08/democra...

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