Dr. Ronny Jackson, a Navy rear admiral who abandoned his nomination to be secretary of Veterans Affairs amid numerous allegations, will not return to the job of President Donald Trump's personal physician but will remain on the White House medical staff, Politico reported Sunday.
Jackson, who has served as a White House doctor since 2006, announced last week he would withdraw his nomination to run the Department of Veterans Affairs. According to the publication, the chief White house doctor to come back he is not going. The memo continued to say that Jackson may have violated her privacy rights by briefing "multiple parties" from the White House on her medical information.
After the resignation of his place may be taken by an officer of the naval forces of the United States of Sean Conley.
Jackson learned about his nomination just a day or two before it was made public, one official told CNN - a sign of inadequate vetting that continues to plague the Trump administration's nominations. John Tester, a Democrat, released a litany of allegations against Jackson, including claims that he was often drunk at work and overprescribed drugs. The president noted that the Secret Service has not confirmed the charges against Jackson and called for Tester's resignation.
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"Sen. Tester even admitted that he reviewed the Federal Bureau of Investigation files and there was no derogatory information in there about Jackson but he still spread malicious rumors", said a Trump administration official.
Tester said in a statement responding to Trump over the weekend that "It's my duty to make sure Montana veterans get what they need and have earned, and I'll never stop fighting for them as their senator". Johnny Isakson of Georgia, the committee's Republican chairman.
Current and former officials from the Bush administration and Trump administration have defended Jackson, calling the attacks against his character "flat out wrong and unbelievable", Carter reported.
Had the Pentagon already commenced its investigation or had Karen Pence's complaint become public earlier, Jackson nearly certainly never would have been nominated - not even by this president - to head the Department of Veterans Affairs.