President Trump is not a hard man to influence. Extreme, unrelenting flattery is pretty much all it takes to get his ear (see: Fox News). A Mar-a-Lago membership also does wonders. Trump’s for-profit club in Palm Beach, Florida, has been a hotbed of bizarre conflict of interest scandals since the president took office, most notable among them the revelation from ProPublica last year that Trump essentially handed over control of the office of veteran affairs to a club member and two frequent guests with no qualifications.

On Wednesday, ProPublica dropped another VA-related scoop regarding a club member that has no business influencing public

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