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Dan Diamond @ddiamond
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TOM PRICE took 20 trips that broke federal rules in his short tenure as HHS secretary, gov report finds.

Overall spent $1.2 million on travel.

Agency wants to recover at least $341,000 in spending that was often “extravagant, careless.”… w @rachanadixit
Among the waste identified by HHS’ own auditors

— $36k for a three-day charter jet trip that only had 3.5 hours of official mtgs

— $12k for a personal flight to Georgia resort island where Price owned land

— $254k for failing to check for lower-cost travel options
Price also took a chartered flight to Oklahoma after our first story broke — but then once we reported on *that* trip, canceled his flight home (which still cost taxpayers).
Here’s the full OIG report, which bears out the reporting that @rachanadixit and I did last year as well as reveals new details:…
Sen. @RonWyden on today’s report and Tom Price’s travel.
Updated our story with new details — including the revelation that HHS was exploring a long-term charter jet contract for Price before POLITICO’s investigation.… w @rachanadixit
Today’s inspector general report, which confirms Price repeatedly broke the rules, renews the key question: What was he thinking?

Unfortunately, he’s only done one real interview post-resignation, with David Axelrod, who declined to push him for answers.
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