Ronny Jackson Unlikely To Return To Duty As President's Doctor


White House sources claim they had not finished vetting Ronny Jackson before he was revealed as VA pick and claim the president's desire for loyalty has caused problems when it comes to hiring

The president has nominated Jackson to replace Dr. David Shulkin as secretary of Veterans Affairs.

On Sunday, Politico reported that Jackson would not return to his old role as President Donald Trump's personal physician, citing two White House officials.

Tester told CNN's Anderson Cooper that the committee heard from almost two dozen witnesses who, among other things, claimed Jackson was nicknamed "the candy man" for his habit of handing out prescription drugs to staffers who needed to sleep or stay awake that he drank, at times excessively, on some official overseas trips and that he fostered a hostile work environment.

A month ago, Jackson temporarily left the post of personal physician of the President, as Donald trump has promoted him to the post of Minister of veterans Affairs.

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Jackson, a former combat physician who faced nearly immediate criticism that he was not qualified to oversee VA, withdrew his nomination Thursday after the office of Sen. Jackson has denied the allegations. Republican Sen. Jonny Isakson (R-GA) signed off on the release of the allegations against Jackson, which Trump did not mention.

"I know things about Tester that I can say, too", Trump said later Saturday at a campaign-style rally in MI.

Tom Crosson, a Defense Department spokesman, said the department's inspector general has received the allegations and is "is "assessing what investigations and reviews have already been conducted related to these issues, any jurisdictional issues that may relate to the allegations, and the scope of the allegations and complaints related to these issues". Following the release of Senator Jon Tester's blistering memo alleging all manner of bad behavior, Jackson's hopes of becoming the next chief of the Veterans Administration were dashed.

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. The doctor said Jackson told him to "let things go ... if I am to succeed in my career".

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Alyssa Farah, press secretary for the vice president, confirmed that Ayers conveyed the concerns to the White House.

One pick, Jerry Hendrix, a retired Navy captain, was seriously considered but was dinged in part because of an anti-Trump tweet, according to a source.

Democrats said more than 20 people, whose names they withheld, said Jackson had prescribed himself medications, got drunk at a Secret Service party, wrecked a government vehicle and once could not be reached on a work trip to provide medical treatment because he was passed out drunk in a hotel room.

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