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Ronny Jackson remains assigned to the White House - but it's not addressing reports the Navy rear admiral won't be returning to the job of President Donald Trump's personal physician.
Jackson, who also served as White House physician during the Obama administration, was nominated to serve as VA secretary after the previous agency chief, David Shulkin, was fired. The accusation against Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, was one of the more serious allegations the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee examined as part of his confirmation process this month.
Jackson was set to resume his duties in the West Wing after he withdrew his nomination for Veterans Affairs secretary last week. Tester acknowledged in an MSNBC interview that not all of the allegations against Jackson were proven, but that they merited investigation.
The Jackson episode dovetailed with Tester's prior campaign theme of fighting for veterans and an effective VA department, but clashed with his parallel message of working with Trump to get bills signed into law.
The president also wrote that "Tester's statements on Admiral Jackson" were as baseless as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation in the 2016 election - a probe he derided as "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!" earlier this month.
They said their allegations were based on conversations with 23 of Jackson's current and former colleagues at the White House Medical Unit.
Tester took the lead in raising concerns about Jackson's nomination, eventually releasing a two-page document with allegations he said were brought to the committee primarily by military officials who worked at the White House.
"Well, I know things about Tester that I could say, too. And if I said 'em, he'd never be elected again".
The White House defended Jackson on Friday, with press secretary Sarah Sanders describing his record as "impeccable" and saying he had passed multiple background checks. In the tweet, Trump called Tester "dishonest and sick" for pushing an allegation that Secret Service agents had to stop Jackson from drunkenly banging on the door of a female staffer on an overseas trip in 2015, worrying he would wake then-President Obama.
A lawyer for 83-year-old Walter Leroy Moody Jr. made the claim in seeking a stay from the Alabama Supreme Court on Thursday. Supreme Court has temporarily delayed the planned execution of an Alabama man convicted of a judge's mail-bomb slaying.
In the meantime, make sure you update the app on your smartphone by going to the App Store or by tapping on the link below. All that ultimately pushed Apple to bring the new update that comes just in a month after the original iOS 11.3 release.
However, if you log in to Fortnite right now, you'll have to add falling meteors to the list of dangers to avoid in the game . A comet just hit my game! Fortnite is continuing to expand its offerings, with new updates coming soon.
After the Heat were eliminated by the 76ers in five games, the question on everybody's mind was the future of Dwyane Wade . On that note, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald has reported the Heat will explore trading center Hassan Whiteside .
He has been representing Varuna constituency in Mysuru since 2008, which has now been allotted to his son Yathindra. It is to be noted that the Congress party has not yet declared any candidate for the Badami constituency.
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Congressman resigns due to sexual harassment claim
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Amir Khan KOs Phil Lo Greco in 39 Seconds
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Actress to get bail hearing in sex slave case
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