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Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:27 AM

VA Shadow Rulers Had Sway Over Contracting and Budgeting

Source: ProPublica



New disclosures and investigations are straining the three Trump associates’ relationship with the new VA secretary.

by Isaac Arnsdorf Dec. 3, 5 a.m. EST

Newly released emails about the three Trump associates who secretly steered the Department of Veterans Affairs show how deeply the trio was involved in some of the agency’s most consequential matters, most notably a multibillion-dollar effort to overhaul electronic health records for millions of veterans.

Marvel Entertainment chairman Ike Perlmutter, West Palm Beach physician Bruce Moskowitz and lawyer Marc Sherman — part of the president’s circle at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida — reviewed a confidential draft of a $10 billion government contract for the electronic-records project, even though they lack any relevant expertise.

In preparing the contract, the agency consulted more than 40 outside experts, such as hospital executives, according to the records, which were released under the Freedom of Information Act. The Mar-a-Lago trio were listed among those experts. Perlmutter, a comic book tycoon, appears on the list between representatives from the University of Washington Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare and Johns Hopkins University.

But none of the three men has served in the U.S. military or elsewhere in government, and none of them has expertise in health information technology or federal contracting.

Read more: https://www.propublica.org/article/va-shadow-rulers-had-sway-over-contracting-and-budgeting

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 08:41 AM

1. The Mar-a-Lago Mob (R)

Skuzzbucket republican high rollers pissing-for-profit on America's veterans. #MaraLagoMob

Of course they are intimate chuckle buddies with Dirty Donny, the republican Casino Hustler & Draft-Dodger-in-Chief.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:07 AM

2. if they muck around with my 93 yr old fathers benefits im gonna raise HOLY HELL!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 09:22 AM

3. So they would make their decision based upon..

which stock they wanted to go up, I'd suppose?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 10:09 AM

4. But the worst part is...

Moskowitz pushing his software on the VA without competition. This is corruption at it'sometime worst.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Dec 3, 2018, 03:32 PM

5. A public horsewhipping is warranted. (NT)

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