Report: Trump Official Embellished Education, Appeared on Fake TIME Cover

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Mina Chang, deputy assistant secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Conflict and Stability Operations, is accused of embellishing her academic record and promoting a fake TIME magazine cover featuring herself, an NBC News report states.

NBC News reports:

Whatever her qualifications, Chang had a key connection in the Trump administration. Brian Bulatao, a top figure in the State Department and longtime friend of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, attended a fundraiser for her nonprofit in Dallas and once donated $5,500 to her charity, according to a former colleague of Chang’s.

Chang, who assumed her post in April, also invented a role on a U.N. panel, claimed she had addressed both the Democratic and Republican national conventions, and implied she had testified before Congress.

She was being considered for an even bigger government job, one with a budget of more than $1 billion, until Congress started asking questions about her résumé.

In a 2017 video posted on her nonprofit’s website, Chang can be heard describing her work while a Time magazine cover with her face on it scrolls past.

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