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Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:16 PM

Emails show Veterans Affairs officials' scorn for 'Mar-a-Lago 3'

Source: Politico

Emails from senior Veterans Affair staff released Thursday reveal the frustration and scorn they felt at having to deal with the intrusion of three wealthy members of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in the agency’s plans to create a new digital health platform.

The 2017 and 2018 emails, which Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show the outsized influence of the Mar-a-Lago members, Marvel Entertainment Chairman Ike Perlmutter, attorney Marc Sherman and internist Bruce Moskowitz.

The emails reveal how senior staff responded to what they saw as unhelpful meddling in their work. Essentially, they humored the three Trump friends while ignoring their advice, which they considered misinformed and potentially disruptive to veteran health care.

In one email, project head John Windom describes a meeting with the three as a “grin and bear it session.” Another calls them "clearly out of their depth" in demanding changes in the department's 2018 EHR contract with Cerner that the officials felt were unreasonable.

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/22/digital-health-platform-mar-a-lago-members-1676335

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Reply Emails show Veterans Affairs officials' scorn for 'Mar-a-Lago 3' (Original post)
brooklynite Aug 22 OP
mr_lebowski Aug 22 #1
pbmus Aug 22 #2
zentrum Aug 22 #4
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usaf-vet Aug 22 #3

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:34 PM

1. Welp, they're all fired ... guess they didn't get the memo ... the USA is now a kakistocracy (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:02 PM

2. To be more specific....a kleptocratic kakistrophic klusterfuck or kkk

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Response to pbmus (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:05 PM

4. Well said.

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Response to pbmus (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:12 PM

5. +100

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 05:05 PM

3. Trump must have some financial connection to the "new digital health platform".

His decisions are all based on how it benefits him. Clearly, the most likely benefit to him is as ALWAYS money.

The greedy SOB is stealing from the taxpayers at every chance they get. Starting with the Trump Hotel that violates the emolument clause in the Constitution. That is only the start of a long list of how the Trump grifters are enriching themselves.

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