Report blasts VA Secretary for improper gifts and travel, lying to cover up scandal

February 14, 2018 5:31 pm militarytimes.com
Report blasts VA Secretary for improper gifts and travel, lying to cover up scandal

WASHINGTON — A Veterans Affairs inspector general report on Wednesday blasted department Secretary David Shulkin for improperly accepting gifts, misrepresenting travel plans, and using a VA worker “as a personal travel concierge to plan tourist activities” during a controversial overseas trip last spring. Investigators also accuse Shulkin of lying about approvals for the trip when confronted by reporters about possible ethics violations, and suggest he worked to cover up those…

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