‘$5,000 will not even buy a decent chair’: Ben Carson’s HUD spent over $31,000 on a dining set

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  • The Department of Housing and Urban Development reportedly spent over $ 31,000 on a dining set for Secretary Ben Carson’s office.
  • HUD considered the dining set “a building expense” and was reportedly not ordered by Carson.
  • The department’s former chief administrative officer voiced concerns and alleged she was retaliated against.

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the acting head of the Department of Housing and Urban Development asked an agency official to “find money” to pay for a costly makeover of incoming Secretary Ben Carson’s office, she recoiled, telling him $ 5,000 was the statutory max. But that wasn’t the end of the conversation, according to a complaint alleging retaliation filed with a federal whistleblower agency.

Helen Foster, HUD’s former chief administrative officer, wrote in the complaint that she was told the administration “has always found money for this in the past” and that “$ 5,000 will not even buy a decent chair.”

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