BREAKING: BuzzFeed publishes bombshell allegations against veteran behind border wall GoFundMe campaign

BY TEAM DML / JANUARY 10, 2019 /

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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:

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10 Comments

  1. William Drainville January 10th, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    I donated and I will donate again! I believe Brian Kolfage will donate this money to help fund the wall. The left just wants to smear his name! Don’t believe them!!!!

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  2. Mars January 10th, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    It’s much easier to steal a virtually unknown $17k than 20 plus million that’s now under America’s watchful eye. If he stole it however he should be forced to repay it.

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  3. Cab January 10th, 2019 at 10:51 pm

    I DO NOT BELIEVE THIS STORY, HE HAS ALREADY SAID PEOPLE ARE SLANDERING HIM AND HIS FAMILY. WHAT DO YOU EXPECT FROM THE LEFT LEANING BUZZ FEED~

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  4. Becky January 10th, 2019 at 11:12 pm

    Buzzfeed wants people to stop donating because it shows how much and how many want the wall to be built that’s why they put out this “fake news.”

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  5. Kathy January 10th, 2019 at 11:38 pm

    Well then I hope he can’t get his hands on this money and it goes directly for the wall

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  6. Marie January 10th, 2019 at 11:59 pm

    Don’t buy it. I donated for the wall will continue.

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  7. Candy January 11th, 2019 at 12:06 am

    Does the name Brett Kavanaugh mean anything to anyone ? Remember the lies and fabrications these lefty looser told then ? Seriously? Anyone think these people have had a new life reckoning? Lol. Trash in trash out !

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  8. Me January 11th, 2019 at 1:07 am

    Kathy, seems you will fall for any thing. This is a Left wing new outlet, surely you don’t believe this crap?

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  9. Richard January 11th, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Do not trust what Gofundme and Buzzfeed say, the left(liberals) are desperate to take anyone that doesn’t follow their path, down.
    The wall funding is not listed as a top fund fundraiser when it clearly is the biggest they have. BTW, they will also share part of those contributions when they take their fee.

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  10. Eva January 11th, 2019 at 10:07 am

    I knew it was fabricated when I saw the word BUZZFEED!

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