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WASHINGTON — The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs initiated an investigation Friday into how much influence three wealthy members of President Donald Trump’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla., exerted over the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The committee, now led by Democrats, sent a letter Friday to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie demanding documents and correspondence that could reveal the level of involvement at the VA of Mar-a-Lago members Ike Perlmutter, Marc Sherman and Bruce Moskowitz.
Perlmutter, the chairman of Marvel Entertainment, Sherman, a lawyer, and Moskowitz, a Palm Beach doctor, have no U.S. military or government experience, yet they are reported to have steered VA officials on policies affecting millions of veterans.
“The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs is opening an investigation into this relationship so that Congress, veterans and the American people can better understand the scope and nature of this relationship between the department and these individuals,” the letter states.
Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., the chairman of the veterans affairs committee, wants travel logs to and from Mar-a-Lago, as well as emails, text messages and phone records between the three men and former and current VA officials, among other documents. Takano asked for the information by Feb. 22.
There were attempts last year to extract information from the VA about the relationship between the three men and VA insiders. Former Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., requested travel logs and copies of correspondence involving Perlmutter, Sherman and Moskowitz, but Wilkie refused to hand them over, citing ongoing litigation.
There is much more in the article but it’s more of the same; Republicans trying to hide their misdeeds.
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