In a March, 2017 file photo, Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., speaks at a joint House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees hearing on Capitol Hill.<br>Stars and Stripes

MILITARY UPDATE

Wilkie jilts Walz on Mar-a-Lago probe, cites pending lawsuit

VA Secretary Robert Wilkie has refused to provide Minnesota Rep. Tim Walz, ranking Democrat on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, with copies of emails and other internal communications between Department of Veterans Affairs officials and three members of President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago country club who allegedly influenced VA policies and executive hiring and firing decisions for at least a year.