Tag Archives: David Shulkin

David Shulkin: No, I Did Not Resign [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin on Sunday denied he resigned his position. In an interview on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the ousted VA chief again argued he was undermined by elements of the Trump administration seeking to privatize services for veterans and said his potential successor, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, would need “a good team around him” ...

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White House Now Claims Shulkin Resigned

Politico reports: The White House is now asserting that recently departed Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin resigned. Shulkin has made it clear in his public comments that he was forced out. While Washington often wraps firings in the verbal cloak of a resignation, the distinction this time could have far-reaching implications that could throw the Department of Veterans Affairs, the ...

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David Shulkin: I Got Fired Because I Was Seen As An Obstacle To Privatizing The Veterans Administration

From David Shulkin’s op-ed in the New York Times: I believe differences in philosophy deserve robust debate, and solutions should be determined based on the merits of the arguments. The advocates within the administration for privatizing V.A. health services, however, reject this approach. They saw me as an obstacle to privatization who had to be removed. That is because I ...

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Trump Fires Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin

USA Today reports: Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is being replaced, President Trump tweeted Wednesday, ending weeks of speculation and uncertainty about his fate. He had been locked for months in a power struggle with a group of Trump political appointees among his senior staff who wanted him out. His ouster suggests they won the president over in the end, ...

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Office Of VA Secretary Accused Of Doctoring Email And Lying So Public Paid For His Wife’s 10-Day Europe Trip

The Washington Post reports: Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin’s chief of staff doctored an email and made false statements to create a pretext for taxpayers to cover expenses for the secretary’s wife on a 10-day trip to Europe last summer, the agency’s inspector general has found. Vivieca Wright Simpson, VA’s third-most senior official, altered language in an email from ...

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