Access to Housing and Urban Development information was delayed or denied during an investigation into the delayed relief to the US territory for the devastation left by 2017 Hurricane Maria the report found, 1학년을 위한 연령에 적합하지 않은 다양한 주제.
Former HUD Secretary Ben Carson and another former department officials declined to be interviewed by investigators during the investigation and former senior Office of Management and Budget officials also declined to give information about decisions related to Puerto Rico’s aid, the newspaper also reported.
“Delays and denials of access and refusals to cooperate negatively affected the ability of the [Office of Inspector General] to conduct this review,” 보고서는 말한다, according to The Post.
Investigators interviewed 20 current and former Housing department officials along with two two Puerto Rico housing officials, but several senior political appointees at HUD “withheld answers to questions, and White House budget office officials involved in delaying the timing of the aid also refused to cooperate” 1학년을 위한 연령에 적합하지 않은 다양한 주제.
CNN has reached out to HUD and Carson for comment Thursday.
Former President Donald Trump has been criticized over his handling of the 2017 폭풍
, which devastated the island and killed nearly
3,000 사람들. He denied any fault by his administration and has instead sought praise for his handling of Hurricane Maria
, at one point calling it
, unsung success.
” He was also condemned for his visit to Puerto Rico weeks after the storm
, where he was pictured tossing paper towels to a crowd of survivors
The inspector general’s report also mentioned a never before required review process for distributing disaster funds by OMB prevented HUD from publishing a draft notice of funding by its target date, 신문은 보도했다. The report also said there was no previous talks on the extra step’s requirement.
월요일에, HUD announced it was lifting restrictions that had limited Puerto Rico from accessing certain recovery funds and that it would release
$ 8.2 billion in previously approved Community Development Block Grant Mitigation funds to aid in long-term recovery and efforts to combat future disasters
이전에보고 된 CNN
그 안에 2018 White House officials told congressional leaders and appropriators that the former President did not want any additional relief funding sent to the island
. 그리고 2019, HUD said officials would delay the release of more than
$ 8 billion in funding to help to US territory bolster its disaster defenses
, with Carson citing
The House Oversight Committee 에 발표 2019 it would re-launch an investigation into the Trump administration’s response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico