The Department of Veteran Affairs secretary is under growing pressure

David Shulkin reportedly spent $122,000 of taxpayer money on a European trip.
1:55 | 02/18/18

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Next tonight, your money. A fifth trump administration cabinet level official under fire for travel expenses. . The secretaries of health, treasury, interior the EPA, and now veterans affairs. David shulkin, the latest to feel a heat over a trip to Europe that included his wife and cost taxpayers $122,000 and that's your money. Here's ABC's Stephanie Ramos. Reporter: Tonight, the department of veterans affairs secretary David shulkin under growing pressure, his chief of staff retiring. After accusations she doctored an e-mail to pay for shulkin's wife to travel on taxpayers' dollars. I do recognize the optics of this are not good. I accept responsibility for that. It's not the optics that are not good, it's the facts that are not good. Reporter: Shulkin's own department says his European trip cost more than $122,000. Shulkin and his wife took the 11-day trip in July, three and half days were spent in official meetings, the rest of the time -- mostly sightseeing with stops at Windsor castle and Buckingham palace. The report says shulkin and his wife treated one va staffer as a personal travel concierge. Wimbledon tickets. Shulken's wife wrote in an e-mail. High tea? Roman baths in bath, would want to do baths not just tour. This is never what it's about. There's a reason we call it public service, not personal service. Reporter: Shulkin's not the only cabinet member in hot water over travel. Over a six-month period, EPA chief Scott Pruitt expensed nearly $200,000, according to documents obtained by an environmental group. Including frequent first-class travel. Security team said is for his safety. They place me on the plane where they think is best, from a safety perspective. Secretary shulkin has reimbursed the government for his wife's travel costs and those wimbledon tickets.

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