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Ronny Jackson won’t return to old job as Trump’s physician

April 30, 2018
White House physician Ronny Jackson will not return to his role as the president’s personal physician, according to two senior administration officials, after a string of allegations caused the Navy rear admiral to withdraw his nomination last week to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Ronny Jackson withdraws as Trump’s nominee to lead Veterans Affairs

April 26, 2018
Josh Dawsey, John Wagner, Lisa Rein | The Washington Post
Ronny L. Jackson, President Trump’s embattled nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, withdrew from consideration Thursday amid mushrooming allegations of professional misconduct that raised questions about the White House vetting process.
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How Trump botched the Ronny Jackson nomination

April 25, 2018
Elana Schor, Burgess Everett | POLITICO
President Donald Trump could have avoided the firestorm over Ronny Jackson’s nomination if he’d taken Johnny Isakson’s advice to begin with.
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VA nominee drunkenly banged on female employee's door during overseas trip, sources say

April 25, 2018
Manu Raju, Juana Summers | CNN
During an overseas trip in 2015, Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, was intoxicated and banged on the hotel room door of a female employee, according to four sources familiar with the allegation.
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Scramble for answers as Ronny Jackson allegations threaten to upend nomination

April 24, 2018
Manu Raju, Juana Summers, Jeff Zeleny, Phil Mattingly, Ted Barrett | CNN
Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee are raising concerns about allegations involving Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, and are reviewing them to determine if they are substantial enough to upend his nomination.
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White House fears VA secretary will get denied

April 23, 2018
Jonathan Swan | Axios
Senior administration officials and senators from both parties on the Veterans Affairs Committee are growing increasingly concerned about Ronny Jackson's prospects to be confirmed as Trump's Secretary of Veterans Affairs.
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Trump taps his doctor to replace Shulkin at VA, choosing personal chemistry over traditional qualifications

March 29, 2018
Philip Rucker, Josh Dawsey, Lisa Rein, Emily Wax-Thibodeaux | The Washington Post
President Trump fired his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary Wednesday and tapped as his replacement atop the chronically mismanaged agency the president’s personal physician, who gained prominence with his effusive praise of the 71-year-old’s physical and mental health.
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Trump weighs firing Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin

March 14, 2018
Jennifer Jacobs, Todd Shields | Bloomberg Politics
President Donald Trump has expressed dissatisfaction with his Veterans Affairs secretary, Dr. David Shulkin, and has discussed replacing him, two people familiar with the matter said.
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