Dr. Ronny Jacksonwithdrew his name as nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaving advocates anxious about the chaos and risks ahead for the agency that serves 9 million military veterans and employs 350,000 workers.
On the allegation that Jackson wrecked a government auto after drinking at a Secret Service going away party: The official said the White House looked at General Services Administration records. Jon Tester's Democratic staff on the committee considering his nomination.
The White House medical unit that Jackson ran successfully passed regular controlled substance audits, according to the records for the last three years.
But Jackson withdrew his nomination Thursday, in part because of a flood of allegations, including that he drank on duty and once crashed a government vehicle. "The Secret Service has no such record of any incident; specifically, any incident involving Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson".
The White House did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.
"A thorough review of internal documents related to all Presidential foreign travel that occurred in 2015, in addition to interviews of personnel who were present during foreign travel that occurred during the same time frame, has resulted in no information that would indicate the allegation is accurate", the statement reads, according to the Washington Post.
CNN reported earlier this week, on anonymous sourcing, that during an overseas trip in 2015 Jackson got drunk and belligerently banged on a female colleague's hotel door. He would have been a great leader, ' Trump complained, noting that he, Obama and former President George W. Bush had all praised the doctor's conduct in the past.
"To say the kind of things that he said. most people never said [they] happened", Trump said.
The Golden State Killer mystery comes to an end Video
In the 1970s, he was an officer at two different police departments: in Exeter, south of Fresno, and Auburn, near Sacramento . It's been more than 40 years since the Golden State Killer's first recorded attacks, which began in and around Sacramento .
Rask Leads Bruins To 3-1 Win
Less than 30 seconds passed in the game before the Bruins found the back of the net and put Toronto on their heels immediately. The Bruins doubled the lead in the third period with this nifty connection from David Krejci to Jake DeBrusk .