CNN A lot of the money going to the best veterans charities has been funneled through Trump’s campaign, the top Democrat on the House Veterans Affairs Committee said Friday.
The House VA Committee chairman, Rep. Jeff Miller, said in a statement that he has not been able to get to a comprehensive accounting of the Trump administration’s efforts to funnel donations to the programs that provide care for veterans.
He said he had been told by a senior administration official that they had tried to help vets and their families, but that their efforts have been undermined by the president’s refusal to release his tax returns.
Miller’s committee, which has jurisdiction over veterans’ affairs, is in charge of investigating allegations that the VA had mismanaged veterans’ care and medical resources.
He also oversees the VA’s Inspector General.
Miller said the administration’s refusal on Friday to release a White House visitor logs shows it was not interested in providing accurate information to the committee.
He called on Trump to release the visitor logs, but has yet to hear back.
Trump has faced criticism from lawmakers over his handling of veterans’ issues in recent years.
The Veterans Affairs Department says it is trying to work with the Trump White House on a plan to overhaul veterans’ benefits and services.