VA Secretary Shulkin, staff misled ethics officials about European trip, report finds

February 14, 2018 10:15 am stripes.com
VA Secretary Shulkin, staff misled ethics officials about European trip, report finds

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin's chief of staff doctored an email and made false statements to create a pretext for taxpayers to cover expenses for the secretary's wife on a 10-day trip to Europe last summer, the agency's inspector general has found. Vivieca Wright Simpson, VA's third-most senior official, altered language in an email from an aide coordinating the trip to make it appear that Shulkin was receiving an award…

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