Trump Medicare Official Gave Pals Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars

A Trump administration official was caught handing out millions of taxpayer dollars to Trump’s friends and cronies.

“The report paints a detailed portrait of Seema Verma’s use of federal contracts to install allies who managed high-priority projects and exercised broad authority within CMS, while circumventing the agency’s career officials and funding projects that ethics experts have said wasted taxpayers’ money.

“CMS improperly administered the contracts and created improper employer-employee relationships between CMS and the contractors,” the inspector general wrote, detailing how Verma leaned on her hand-picked consultants rather than hundreds of civil servants in her communications department. “CMS’s administration of these contracts put the Government at increased risk for waste and abuse.”” [READ MORE]