‘I’m Just Baffled’: Internal Emails Show Career VA Employees Frustrated by Influence of Mar-a-Lago Outsiders

NextGov: Newly released internal emails show career employees at the Veterans Affairs Department were exasperated and concerned about taking orders from members of a resort owned by President Trump. The resort members previously came under fire for covertly influencing policy at the agency despite not serving in any official capacity.

Employees at the department repeatedly noted that the non-government individuals maintained personal relationships with President Trump and therefore should be heard out, according to the emails obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington via a Freedom of Information Act request.

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