NATURAL DISASTERS/PUERTO RICO/TRUMP ADMIN: “The administration of former President Donald Trump obstructed an investigation looking into why officials withheld about $20 billion in hurricane relief for Puerto Rico following the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Maria in 2017, one of the deadliest U.S. natural disasters in over 100 years, a new report says.

A Department of Housing and Urban Development Office of Inspector General report made public Thursday also found that tensions between the department and the Office of Management and Budget resulted in unprecedented procedural hurdles that produced delays in the disbursement of the congressionally approved funds.”

-Nicole Acevedo, “New probe confirms Trump officials blocked Puerto Rico from receiving hurricane aid,” nbcnews.com, Apr. 22, 2021