Trump Administration Hit With Tax Money Theft Bombshell That Will Go Down In History

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Mr. Trump’s administration has been steadily crumbling apart as a large number of staff have been fired or have resigned since the president took office. According to a recent article by The Atlantic:

 ‘Perhaps 2018 will bring increased stability. But if the staff departure rate in Trump’s second year jumps sharply despite the high baseline he’s established, it will likely be for a different reason than for his predecessors—not because campaign staffers are headed for the exits, but because the White House possesses an atmosphere of chaos, conflict, and anxiety.’

On Saturday, a new report by The Daily Beast revealed that Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is now the subject of a troubling investigation, which could eventually lead to his demise as well. According to The Daily Beast:

‘The top watchdog for the Department of Veterans Affairs is preparing a report that is expected to criticize Shulkin over his use of his security detail to run personal errands, The Daily Beast has learned. Three sources familiar with the situation say the forthcoming Inspector General report will likely fuel criticism of Shulkin’s use of official department resources and could further erode his standing in the administration.’

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Allegations about Shulkin haven’t been made clear yet, but sources expect a watchdog to release its findings sometime in the next two weeks. The IG office would not confirm or deny the existence of an ongoing investigation.

Last month though, a separate IG report was filed, “which found that he improperly expended taxpayer resources so that his wife could join him on a trip to Europe last summer.”

During the trip to Europe, there were some suspicious events. Shulkin and his wife attended the Wimbledon tennis tournament although they claimed the tickets were provided to them by a friend. In the report, there were also details about how Shulkin’s chief of staff forged an email to make it look like he was receiving an award from Danish government. This would provide a reason for his wife to be in attendance.

According to The Daily Beast:

‘Shulkin’s attorneys vehemently disputed the IG’s findings, and the secretary suggested that his chief of staff’s email account may have been hacked. The IG’s office released a letter this week saying there was no evidence of such an electronic intrusion.’

The White House continues to stand by Shulkin and Chief of Staff John Kelly” expressed the Trump White House’s full “confidence in” Shulkin and shot down any suggestion that he would be ousted from his position.”

The White House Press directed questions about the forthcoming report to the VA. Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Thursday:

‘The President is glad for the job that [Shulkin]’s been doing in reforming the VA and modernizing the VA.’

The Beast reported:

‘Behind the scenes, however, dissatisfaction with Shulkin is high and there is a sense that his tenure could be coming to a close, with the president and his adviser using the opportunity of damaging reports to find a more ideologically like-minded replacement.’

Another source familiar with the situation said:

‘I wouldn’t call him a dead man walking, but it’s close to that.’

Here’s what Twitter had to say about Shulkin:

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