DOESN’T MATTER. LIKE HARRY REID’S LIE ABOUT MITT ROMNEY’S TAXES, IT ACCOMPLISHED ITS PURPOSE. White House: No evidence Ronny Jackson crashed government vehicle.
An investigation did not uncover any evidence that President Trump’s former nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs drunkenly wrecked a government vehicle after a Secret Service party, White House officials told The Washington Post.
The accusation against Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, emerged as one of the more serious allegations the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee examined as part of his confirmation process this month.
A summary of the allegations released earlier this week by Democratic staff on the committee claimed that Jackson “wrecked” a government vehicle after becoming intoxicated at a Secret Service going-away party.
Jackson has denied that allegation.
White House officials also told the Post that Sen. Jon Tester (Mont.), the top Democrat on the Veterans Affairs Committee who authorized the release of the summary, never questioned Jackson about the allegations before making them public.
A review of Jackson’s record uncovered only three minor traffic incidents, according to the Post. None of the incidents involved alcohol nor was Jackson found to be at fault in any of them, The Associated Press reported.
The Secret Service on Thursday separately denied that it intervened to prevent Jackson from drunkenly disturbing former President Barack Obama during an overseas trip in 2015.
What’s interesting is that in order to block a Trump nominee the Democrats were willing to portray the Obama White House as a drunken, chaotic mess. And Obama, who said so many nice things about Jackson, kept quiet for it instead of coming out to defend him.