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Enumerati

Price Wasted $341k on Unapproved Travel

$341,000

“Tom Price, the former secretary of health and human services, repeatedly violated government travel rules and wasted at least $341,000 by billing taxpayers for his use of chartered jets and military aircraft,” the New York Times reports. “The inspector general examined 21 trips in which Mr. Price had used chartered aircraft, military aircraft, commercial aircraft or the fleet of planes equipped for use by the president and vice president. He found that 20 of the 21 flights did not comply with federal requirements.”

Verbatim

Trump Threatens Price If Healthcare Bill Fails

“Are you gonna get the votes? He better get them. He better get them. Oh, he better, otherwise I’ll say, ‘Tom, you’re fired.’ I’ll get somebody.”

— President Trump, at an event for Boy Scouts, threatening to fire Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price if Congress does not repeal the Affordable Care Act, the Daily Beast reports.

News & Comment

Lost in Comey Firing Blowback Yesterday, a Reporter Was Arrested for Asking Sec. Tom Price a Question

Donald's Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price
Donald’s Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price

The news cycles last night and this morning have been dominated by coverage of Donald Trump’s abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey, the man who is leading the government’s internal investigation into alleged collusion between Donald’s presidential campaign and the government of Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin.

The firing of Comey has rightly caused concern among Democrats and even some Republicans that Donald’s actions are undermining the foundations of the American democratic republic.

This incident that occurred in West Virginia yesterday — in which a reporter was arrested for asking Health and Human Services Sec. Tom Price a question — could potentially be another sign of the unraveling:

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