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Inside Trump’s VA

Investigating Trump’s Promises to America’s Veterans

President Donald Trump made appeals to America’s military veterans central to his campaign. How is his administration delivering on those promises?

Impact of Our Reporting

Inside Trump’s VA

Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddies Tried to Get the VA to Sell Access to Veterans’ Medical Records

A congressional investigation prompted by ProPublica’s reporting found wealthy civilians with no U.S. government or military experience pursued a plan to monetize veterans’ medical data.

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VA Secretary Focused on Smearing Woman Who Said She Was Sexually Assaulted in a VA Hospital, Probe Finds

An investigation by the Department of Veterans Affairs internal watchdog confirms ProPublica’s reporting that Secretary Robert Wilkie wanted to discredit a congressional aide who said she was attacked in a VA facility last year.

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Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Buddy Used His “Shadow” Sway Over the VA to Promote His Comic Book Empire

Marvel chief Ike Perlmutter arranged for comic book characters to ring the NYSE closing bell with the VA secretary in 2017, according to a new government audit. Perlmutter has denied benefiting from his role as an informal adviser to President Trump.

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VA Secretary Under Investigation After Complaint He Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Said She’d Been Assaulted

The agency’s internal watchdog told lawmakers about the probe after ProPublica unearthed the allegations against Secretary Robert Wilkie.

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Veterans Group Sues to Block VA Shadow Rulers

A new lawsuit challenges the legality of a secret Mar-a-Lago troika after ProPublica revealed its influence over the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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Democrats Vow Investigation of VA’s Shadow Rulers After ProPublica Story

“This situation reeks of corruption and cronyism,” said the top Democrat on the House veterans committee.

Veterans Affairs Secretary Headlines GOP Fundraiser as COVID-19 Cases Surge

Did He Talk About Her? VA Secretary Changes His Story Amid Allegations He Sought Dirt on House Staffer.

Trump Endorsed a Risky Antidepressant for Veterans. Lawmakers Want to Know if His Mar-a-Lago Pals Had a Stake in the Drugmaker.

VA Secretary Looked for Dirt on a House Staffer Who Reported Sexual Assault in a VA Hospital, Complaint Says

For-Profit Colleges Tap a Fox News Host to Influence Trump

Trump Appointees Used “Whistleblower Protection” Law to Target Whistleblowers, Review Finds

How Donald Trump Turned to a Comics Titan to Shape the VA

“No Comment”: Emails Show the VA Took No Action to Spare Veterans From a Harsh Trump Immigration Policy

Trump’s VA Firing Spree Falters in Court

VA’s Private Care Program Headed for Tech Trouble, Review Finds

Trump Mar-a-Lago Buddy Wrote Policy Pitch. The President Sent It to VA Chief.

The VA Is Paying for a Top Official’s Cross-Country Commute

“Doubling Down”: With Private Care Push, Trump’s VA Bucks Lawmakers and Some Veterans Groups

VA Was “Taken Advantage Of” by Paying Billions in Fees, Secretary Says

The VA’s Private Care Program Gave Companies Billions and Vets Longer Waits

How We Crunched the Numbers on the VA’s Private Care Program

VA Shadow Rulers Had Sway Over Contracting and Budgeting

Trump Administration Defends Legality of VA Shadow Rulers

Trump Administration Plots Costly Private-Care Expansion for Veterans

The VA Shadow Rulers’ Signature Program Is “Trending Towards Red”

GOP Senator Pushed VA to Use Unproven “Brainwave Frequency” Treatment

The Shadow Rulers of the VA

Steve Cohen Is Spending Millions to Help Veterans. Why Are People Angry?

White House Chief of Staff Contradicts White House Claim on VA Shakeup

The Trump Administration’s Campaign to Weaken Civil Service Ramps Up at the VA

The Trump Administration Goes to War — With Itself — Over the VA