Trump Hails Ronny Jackson as an "American Hero"

Trump Hails Ronny Jackson as an

Trump Hails Ronny Jackson as an "American Hero"

Jackson withdrew his nomination Thursday after allegations by current and former colleagues raised questions about his prescribing practices and leadership ability, including accusations of drunkenness on the job. Democratic Sen. Jon Tester's office collected the allegations.

Jackson was not found at fault in any of the accidents - and "he reported each of them to his supervisor immediately", officials told the Post. The reviews did recommend improvements to the medical unit's handling of controlled substances, but did not find misconduct.

Information for this article was contributed by Lisa Rein, Dan Lamothe, David Nakamura, Josh Dawsey, Seung Min Kim, Ashley Parker, John Wagner and Emily Wax-Thibodeaux of The Washington Post and by Zeke Miller, Hope Yen, Ken Thomas, Lisa Mascaro, Catherine Lucey, Darlene Superville, Jill Colvin, Matthew Daly and Carla K. Johnson of The Associated Press.

Based on conversations with 23 of Jackson's colleagues and former colleagues, the review says Jackson was nicknamed "Candyman" by White House staff because he would provide prescriptions without paperwork.

But nothing in that report - which was far more critical of his rival - or in any of the four Federal Bureau of Investigation background checks he's undergone raised even a hint of the appalling conduct that Tester alleged. He said Tester "has to have a high price to pay" politically for his comments on Jackson. Neither he nor the administration has provided any evidence to support that notion.

In addition, the Secret Service denied the details of a CNN report Wednesday that agents had stopped Jackson from banging loudly on a female employee's hotel room door during a 2015 overseas trip because it might disturb President Barack Obama.

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"The allegations against me are completely false and fabricated", Jackson said in a statement announcing his withdrawal.

When Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) chief Mike Pompeo's nomination for the post of US secretary of state faced a stiff resistance from the Democrats, US President Donald Trump faced yet another blow as another of his pick for an official post withdrew his nomination after several allegations came up against his conduct.

Asked about the situation at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Trump called it "an absolute disgrace". "The false accusations that were made about him by Sen".

I said in a certain way, in a very big way, you're an American hero because you've exposed a system for some frightful things, ' Trump told reporters at a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the day after Jackson stepped back from his effort to be the next Veterans secretary.

Trump says that despite what happened with Jackson, many people are interested in the VA job.

Democrats this week claimed another scalp when Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination as secretary of veterans affairs under an avalanche of anonymous allegations from a red-state Democratic senator in a tough re-election fight. He also praised Jackson, who has worked as a White House physician for 12 years, as an "American hero" for exposing what he described as maliciousness in Washington.

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