Trump housing official says she has presidential OK for reality TV

Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family associate who made a controversial appearance at last week's House hearing with Michael Cohen, says she has the first family's blessing to follow in his footsteps as a reality TV star, even as she serves as a high-ranking federal housing official.

Son of close Carson friend hired at HUD

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson will name the son of his close friend and business associate as deputy chief of staff, the department confirmed Wednesday.

See HUD's $31,000 mahogany dining set

A $31,000 dining set the Department of Housing and Urban Development purchased, which raised eyebrows when first reported Tuesday, includes a table, sideboard, breakfront -- all in mahogany -- and 10 mahogany chairs with a blue velvet finish, according to the company that sold the furniture to the agency and purchase documents obtained by CNN.