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Friday, June 16, 2017

She's arranged tournaments at Trump golf courses, served as the liaison to the Trump family during his presidential campaign, and even arranged Eric Trump's wedding. Now President Trump has appointed longtime loyalist Lynne Patton -- who has zero housing experience and claims a law degree the school says she never earned -- to run the office that oversees federal housing programs in New York. Patton was appointed Wednesday to head up the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Region II, which includes New York and New Jersey, where she'll oversee distribution of billions of taxpayer dollars.

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"Responsible for organizing, executing and assisting with upscale events and celebrity golf tournaments," her LinkedIn profile says. "Handle celebrity talent acquisition for various marketing projects, philanthropic events and golf tournaments."

From 2011 through January, she also helped run the Eric Trump Foundation, a charity that's now under investigation by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

As head of the biggest HUD regional office in the U.S., Patton will oversee distribution of billions in cash to public housing authorities -- including NYCHA -- as well as tens of thousands of rental vouchers and block grants that fund housing inspections and senior citizen programs.

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You might think that, in addition to lack of relevant experience, lying on her resume would keep her from getting such a responsible position. Nope:

She also claims on her LinkedIn page to have obtained a juris doctorate degree in 2000 from Quinnipiac University School of Law in Connecticut. Next to the J.D. notation is written (N/A) without explanation.

On Thursday school registrar Jim Benson said Patton attended for two semesters but did not graduate.

She also listed Yale University but HUD officials couldn't explain why that was there. Patton, who begins her Region II job July 5, did not return calls seeking comment.

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-06-16 09:59 AM | Reply

Still more qualified to run HUD than Trump is to run US.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-06-16 10:03 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

See if her knees are scuffed.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2017-06-16 10:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Still more qualified to run HUD than Trump is to run US.

#2 | POSTED BY 726

Taller than Mickey Rooney contest.

#4 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-16 11:05 AM | Reply

She's a role model for her tenants. She's colored, they're colored. Beautiful!
--Rent Man Donny

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2017-06-16 11:28 AM | Reply

It could turn out fabulous. like this mallorcaeventsexpert.com

#6 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-06-16 11:37 AM | Reply


Here are the necessary qualifications that she has: longtime loyalist

Apparently little else seems to matter to Pres Trump.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-06-16 11:41 AM | Reply

I wonder if any HUD money will find its way into Drumpf pockets through their real estate ventures. She will be overseeing billions of dollars, who'd miss a million here or there. I wonder how she looks in orange.

#8 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-06-16 12:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Is he as qualified as a community organizer?

#9 | Posted by Federalist at 2017-06-16 12:17 PM | Reply

No because the community organizer was also a law professor

#10 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2017-06-16 12:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

The community organizer was a Constitutional Law Professor, editor of the Harvard Law Review, a State Senator and a US Senator. His IQ is likely double that of Twitler. Your President is without a doubt the stupidest, most criminal person to hold the office, and after Shrub and Nixon, that's saying something.

#11 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-06-16 12:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

Trump Picks Son's Wedding Planner to Run N.Y. Housing
POSTED BY GAL_TUESDAY

Comeon. This is a no-brainer. They are all the same people... elitist.

#12 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-16 12:49 PM | Reply

Comeon. This is a no-brainer. They are all the same people... elitist.

#12 | Posted by LastAmerican

He could at least hire an elitist who knows what they're doing.

Someone who only hires their friends and family (after promising to hire "the best people") is someone who values loyalty over competence. That's because they have a lot to hide.

#13 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-06-16 01:29 PM | Reply

Is he as qualified as a community organizer?

#9 | POSTED BY FEDERALIST

You mean a lawyer and Senator?

#14 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-16 01:29 PM | Reply

I wonder HOW MUCH HUD money will find its way into Drumpf pockets through their real estate ventures.

#8 | POSTED BY _GUNSLINGER_

FTFY

#15 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-06-16 01:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#9 | POSTED BY FEDERALIST
"Is he as qualified as a community organizer?"

What's wrong with being a community organizer? You parrots keep using that title as though it's a negative.

#16 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-06-16 02:16 PM | Reply

What's wrong with being a community organizer? You parrots keep using that title as though it's a negative.

#16 | Posted by TheTom

Anyone who isn't driven by profit or jesus isn't worthy of respect from conservatives.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-06-16 02:18 PM | Reply

Finally. The first competent person in the Trump Administration that is even remotely qualified for the job.

#18 | Posted by Bubba10 at 2017-06-16 02:38 PM | Reply

"Drain the swamp," my ---. Thanks for the most corrupt administration ever, #trumpvoters.

#19 | Posted by e1g1 at 2017-06-16 02:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Comeon. This is a no-brainer. They are all the same people... elitist."

It's not about elitism; it's about expertise. I wouldn't hire my sister's wedding planner to do my taxes, unless she was also an accountant.

#20 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-06-16 02:58 PM | Reply

To gauge how far we gone off the rails can you just imagine the uproar if Chelsea Clinton's wedding planner had been appointed to any position in any agency and Chelsea had been appointed and was being paid to be Hillary's "advisor".

And now this is just a minor bump in the road...and not even shocking and pretty much expected event in TrumpLandia.

#21 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-06-16 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 | POSTED BY THETOM
"What's wrong with being a community organizer?"

No takers?

#22 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-06-17 09:26 AM | Reply

He could at least hire an elitist who knows what they're doing.
#13 | POSTED BY SPEAKSOFTLY

Says the guy who thinks that this issue really matters and that Obama is really really extra specially good at picking people for a government post!

Let's just agree that Trump is far better at this than you want to admit.

#23 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 10:16 AM | Reply

"Says the guy who thinks that this issue really matters and that Obama is really really extra specially good at picking people for a government post! "

Obama's Secretary of Energy is a nuclear physicist.
en.wikipedia.org

Trump's Secretary of Energy couldn't remember during a debate, the Department of Energy was one of the three Departments he wanted to close.
video.search.yahoo.com

"Let's just agree that Trump is far better at this than you want to admit."

You'd have to be a moron to believe something like that.

#24 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 10:43 AM | Reply

#24 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

2 out of 1000s of appointing incompetents?

Whatever, man. And, you call others a moron? Please stop stalking me. Sheesssh

#25 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 11:16 AM | Reply

"you call others a moron?"

Only the morons.

"Please stop stalking me. "

Feel free to plonk, if you can't deal with it otherwise.

#26 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 11:24 AM | Reply

Jesus H Lastamerican is an idiot.

#27 | Posted by jpw at 2017-06-17 10:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Jesus H Lastamerican is an idiot.

Posted by jpw at 2017-06-17 10:34 PM | Reply

Well it's Horace so..................

#28 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-06-17 11:43 PM | Reply

2 out of 1000s of appointing incompetents?
Whatever, man. And, you call others a moron? Please stop stalking me. Sheesssh

#25 | POSTED BY LASTAMERICAN AT 2017-06-17 11:16 AM | FLAG:

This is a train wreck and you don't have the ability to face reality. You've made up a fantasy.

#29 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-06-18 12:28 AM | Reply

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