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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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