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New Emails Show Ben Carson & His Wife 'Picked Out' A $31K Dining Set For The Housing & Development Department Dining Room!

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Ben Carson says he had little or no involvement in purchasing a $31K furniture set for his Department of Housing and Urban Development dining room.

But according to unearthed emails, the Housing Secretary and his wife hand-"picked" the expensive furniture themselves!

According to an exhaustive report by CNN, an August email from a career administration staffer, with the subject line "Secretary's dining room set needed," to Carson's assistant refers to "printouts of the furniture the Secretary and Mrs. Carson picked out." For shame!

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The internal emails were published following a Freedom of Information Act request by liberal watchdog group American Oversight.

A HUD spokesman previously denied the Carsons had any involvement in the dining set selection, telling CNN that, like everything else going on in the administration, the Carsons had "no awareness" that the set was being purchased.

The spokesman initially blamed the expensive order on "the career staffers in charge of the building." Carson personally addressed the issue days later, telling the outlet he was "surprised" by the hefty price tag and was having the order canceled.

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Lock Them Up? Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner Have Both Contacted White House Officials On Private Email Accounts!

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Whatcha up to over there, Ivanka Trump?

According to a watchdog group, the First Daughter has used a personal email account to correspond with a member of Donald Trump's administration.

Obtaining the docs through the Freedom of Information Act, American Oversight found that the senior White House adviser used her personal email to contact Small Business Administrator Linda McMahon back in February.

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Vanks wrote that she wanted "explore opportunities to collaborate" with McMahon's department on "women's entrepreneurship."

Though the emails were sent a month before she became an official government employee, the 35-year-old was still involved with high-level meetings within the administration at the time. She also copied her chief of staff Julie Radford, using her White House account, on the chain.

In response to the findings, American Oversight executive director Austin Evers said it was staggering to see such email abuse from members of administration who spent most of the election condemning Hillary Clinton's private email scandal. He said in a statement:

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