Veterans Affairs Inspector General Steps Down Amid Controversy

Veterans Affairs Inspector General Richard Griffin is stepping down from his watchdog post amid allegations that he has been obstructing Congress’ investigation into the “Candy Land” VA hospital in Wisconsin.

As I reported last week:

A congressional investigation into a “Candy Land” physician who allegedly “doped up” and “zombified” veterans has uncovered disturbing new details.

The probe has faced stonewalling and hostility from federal agencies, according to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

In January 2015, reports surfaced that the then-chief of staff, Dr. David Houlihan, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Tomah, Wis., had been nicknamed “Candy Man” by vets and employees for allegedly dispensing drugs like candy.

Marine Corps veteran Jason Simcakoski died of “mixed drug toxicity” at the facility on Aug. 30, 2014, with more than a dozen drugs in his system. Within days, veteran Thomas Baer died of neglect after waiting hours to be seen at the facility’s urgent care center.

Read the rest of the report at the link below:


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One Response to “Veterans Affairs Inspector General Steps Down Amid Controversy”

  1. John Fetters, USMC
    July 19, 2015 at 2:08 pm #

    Mr. Trump is correct when it comes to veterans. My life in the Marine Corps changed when I was stationed at Camp Lejeune, NC. My health began to fail me. My eyesight started to deteriorate, started having seizures, body broke out in sores, then I was diagnosed as having a stroke.

    The VA awarded me a non-service connected disability and provided me with treatment up until 2000. At that time I noticed a lump in my stomach and complained about other problems, such as all of my teeth breaking off in my gums, swelling of my face, and a constant burning sensation in me head.

    The VA did not want to hear about this. I was promised an appointment time and again and lied to. I never received an appointment. Was told they were busy and had a backlog with appointments. They went from those excuses to, they could not locate me in their system.

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