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As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News offers the following information published by TheHill.com:

The veteran who set up the GoFundMe for President Trump‘s border wall allegedly pocketed money meant for wounded veterans in the past, according to a new Buzzfeed News investigation.

Brian Kolfage, a triple amputee and Purple Heart recipient, reportedly previously spearheaded a crowdfunding campaign that raised thousands of dollars for an effort to mentor veterans at military hospitals.

The article goes on to state the following:

Kolfage’s fundraising effort for Trump’s proposed border wall has so far received more than $20 million of a $1 billion goal from 334,860 donations.

Representatives at the military hospitals told Buzzfeed News that they did not have a record of Kolfage donating the money or working at their facilities.

GoFundMe spokesman Bobby Whithorne confirmed to Buzzfeed News that Kolfage in 2015 launched a GoFundMe that raised $16,246 under the premise that the money would go to a veteran mentorship program. Whitorne said the money went directly to Kolfage.

CLICK HERE to read more from The Hill, or CLICK HERE to read the full report by BuzzFeed, which quotes former writers for his website as claiming that he pushed them to publish sensationalized stories and graphics.

As of this reporting, no response to BuzzFeed’s story has been posted on Kolfage’s Twitter account.

UPDATE: Later Thursday evening, Kolfage posted the following on his Twitter profile:

Show your support for President Trump!

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