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Another Trump Official Is In Trouble For Improper Use Of Travel Funds

Veterans Affairs chief David Shulkin wrongly used taxpayer funds, covered up his wife's trip to Europe, according to the agency's inspector general.
Posted at 1:56 PM, Feb 14, 2018

Another Trump administration official is in the hot seat over misuse of travel funds. A watchdog group released a government report detailing Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's misuse of taxpayer dollars.

In the report, the agency's inspector general said Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon in 2017 and used taxpayer dollars for his wife's trip to Europe. Attorneys for the VA chief told CNN this week that Shulkin "has not done anything improper" and that they've submitted a response to the allegations.  

The report comes as other current and former top Trump administration officials have been accused of misusing government travel funds.  

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.