WA (AP) — An internal watchdog’s analysis has found that Veterans Matters Secretary David Shulkin improperly approved Wimbledon tennis tickets and probably wrongly used taxpayer money to protect his wife’s airfare for an 11-day European trip.
The report also questions Shulkin’s decision to direct agency staff members on official time to arrange their personal sightseeing activities during the Come july 1st trip to England and Denmark.
The particular inspector general’s audit is the most recent in a controversy over misuse associated with government travel by top Trump administration officials.
Shulkin’s lawyers state he did nothing improper. The department spokesman says Shulkin “travels far less than any recent VIRTUAL ASSISTANT secretary” and takes no personal jets.