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Trump Official Tried To Get Upgrades For Parks Services Home He Intended To Live In Rent Free

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An unnamed senior official within the National Parks Services tried to get tens of thousands of dollars in upgrades for a housing unit owned by the agency in an attempt to live on the site himself.

More than $32,000 in additional upgrades to an already existing plan for renovations were proposed for the site, which is a historic townhouse in an undisclosed location, according to reporting from the Hill. The repairs were questioned by those in the chain of command in approving them, but only one person’s discerning eye caught the attempt by the senior official to use government funds for their own personal gain.

The Hill also reports that the individual was planning to rent out the site on occasion, which would turn a considerable profit.

The Office of the Inspector General eventually filed a report blasting this individual’s moves and motivations, stating that they “created the appearance of using his public office for private gain.”

This isn’t the only occasion in which the Donald Trump administration has attempted to waste taxpayer dollars for personal reasons. Many officials that surround Trump in his cabinet, for example, wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars in private flight costs in the first year of Trump’s presidency.

For all of his talk about “draining the swamp,” Trump and his administration appear to be adding to the problem, not resolving it. Trump himself is a “swamp monster,” using the State of the Union address last week to benefit himself in an unethical way.

This presidency is already turning out to be one of the most corrupt in modern history. Every dollar spent by this administration needs to be questioned, because more often than not, it seems the Trump administration is playing fast-and-loose with ethics rules, all at the expense of the American people.


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