The Department of Housing and Urban Development stated that it has no records of communications between Secretary Carson or his immediate family and several political appointees at HUD, including former Trump family employee Lynne Patton.
"Eric Trump agrees ... and told me to call Jared, if necessary," wrote senior HUD official and former Trump family aide Lynne Patton in a 2017 email to White House staff, uncovered by American Oversight.
Records from the Department of Housing and Urban Development including emails between Lynne Patton, who was then a senior advisor to Secretary Carson, and employees in the Executive Office of the President at the White House. The emails include a February 2017 exchange in which Patton references consulting with Eric Trump about a personnel dispute
Housing and Urban Development records regarding Lynne Patton's communications with the Trump family. Prior to joining HUD as a political appointee, Patton worked as an event planner--she planned Eric Trump's wedding.
Housing and Urban Development communications between Secretary Carson, his wife Candy Carson, or his son Ben Carson Jr., and HUD staffers Beth van Duyne, John Gibbs, Christopher Bourne, or Lynne Patton.
New emails uncovered by American Oversight show that HUD Secretary Ben Carson and wife were actively involved in selection and purchase of a $31,000 dining set — contradicting previous claims by Carson and HUD officials that he had not been aware of the purchase until after the fact.