Trump Fired A Corrupt VA Official. Then The VA Stepped In And Said Not So Fast

Defense | Luke Rosiak
VA Director Dewayne Hamlin. US Government Photo: http://www.caribbean.va.gov/about/leadership.asp

Fired on Jan. 20, notoriously corrupt Veterans Affairs exec has been returned to work

Prof: Unfair To Slap 'Other Than Honorable' Discharge On Service Members With PTSD

US | Jonah Bennett
U.S. soldier with PTSD. (Anchiy/Shutterstock).

‘Don’t want to blame the victim’

Senate Committee Passes Major VA Accountability Bill Allowing VA Sec To Fire Bad Employees

Politics | Jonah Bennett
David Shulkin testifes to become Veterans Affairs secretary in Washington

‘Veterans are now one step closer to receiving the quality of care they earned’

Memphis VA Moves To Terminate Whistleblower With Long History Of Disclosures

US | Jonah Bennett
A man walks past the headquarters building at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, May 23, 2014. Larry Downing/Reuters

The VA has already tried unsuccessfully to get rid of him twice

VA Secretary Urges Senate To Quickly Pass Legislation Allowing Him To Fire Bad Employees

Politics | Jonah Bennett
David Shulkin, Under Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, waves to a reporter after meeting in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

‘No other hospital system or business would have to put up with this’

VA Will Keep Failing Our Veterans Until It Is Reformed

Opinion | Rep. Jackie Walorski
The sign of the Department of Veteran Affairs is seen in front of the headquarters building in Washington, May 23, 2014. REUTERS/Larry Downing.

As long as veterans have reason to doubt the VA’s commitment to their care, I will not stop demanding accountability.

VA Employee Finishes 60-Day Sentence For DUI, Returns To Work Without Consequences

US | Jonah Bennett
A man walks past the headquarters building at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC, May 23, 2014. Larry Downing/Reuters

‘Privacy laws prohibit our speaking to any personal, employee-specific issue’

VA-Appointed Fiduciary Pleads Guilty To Embezzling Funds From Disabled Vets

US | Jonah Bennett
Amputee

‘Glenn Pearson took advantage of disabled military veterans’

Documents Show VA Doctor Killed Yet Another Dog With Botched Experimental Surgeries

US | Jonah Bennett
Dog pictured in front of a chain link fence. 1stGallery/Shutterstock.

‘There were several attempts to stabilize the animal’

A Top Trump VA Appointee Contributed To Clinton

Investigative Group | Luke Rosiak
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Holds Nomination Hearing For David Shulkin To Be Veterans Affairs Secretary

Blackburn donated $500 to Clinton’s presidential campaign

No White House Hotline For Veterans Four Months Into Trump Administration

Politics | Jonah Bennett
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with members of the airline industry at the White House February 9, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump held a listening session with the group to advance issues relative to the airline industry. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘This could keep me very busy at night, folks’

VA Refuses To Extend Stay Order Protecting Whistleblower

US | Jonah Bennett
VA Secretary Shulkin Testifies To House Veterans' Affairs Committee On Reshaping Veterans Affairs Community

‘We said what we needed to say’

Firing Of Former VA Hospital Director, Convicted Felon Ruled Unconstitutional

Politics | Will Racke
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin looks on prior to U.S. President Trump signing an Executive Order on improving accountability and whistleblower protection, at the Veterans Affairs Department in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. (PHOTO: REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

Accepting more than $50,000 in gifts

EXCLUSIVE: VA Asks For Meeting With Whistleblowers To Find Out How They Face Retaliation

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee Holds Nomination Hearing For David Shulkin To Be Veterans Affairs Secretary

The VA wants recommendations from whistleblowers

Trump Signs Executive Order To Help Get Rid Of Bad VA Employees

Politics | Jonah Bennett
Trump signs Executive Orders

‘We want make sure that we have employees who work hard and are committed to the mission of serving our Veterans’

VA Secretary: New Office To Fire Bad Employees Will Cost A Bunch Of Money

Politics | Jonah Bennett
David Shulkin, Under Secretary of Health for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, waves to a reporter after meeting in the lobby of Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York

‘This is going to be a substantial commitment’

VA Solar Panels Go Online Four Years Late, $1.5 Million Over Budget

US | Jonah Bennett
Man installs solar panels on roof. Federico Rostagno/Shutterstock.

‘Now that it is powered on, the system will reduce the carbon footprint’

Republicans 'Confused' At Why Trump Is Letting Obama's People Run Veterans Affairs

Investigative Group | Luke Rosiak
Interview with Allison Hickey, then-VA Under Secretary for Benefits (Photo Credit: YouTube)

Conservatives ‘getting the opposite of what they voted for’

Trump Will Sign An Executive Order Creating An Office To Get Rid Of Bad Veterans Affairs Employees

Politics | Jonah Bennett
President Trump Meets with Treasury Secretary Mnuchin at Treasury Department

‘I applaud President Trump for not waiting to take action’