February 27, 2020

Inspector general to probe whether VA chief Wilkie tried to discredit Democratic aide who reported sexual assault

Featuring Kayla M. Williams

Source: The Washington Post

Journalist Lisa Rein

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ inspector general has opened an investigation into allegations that Secretary Robert Wilkie tried to dig up dirt on an aide to a top Democrat in Congress after she said she was sexually assaulted at the agency’s Washington hospital.

Inspector General Michael J. Missal, after a preliminary review of Wilkie’s conduct following the woman’s report last fall, told lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday that he has decided to move forward with a full-blown inquiry.

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Authors

  • Kayla M. Williams

    Senior Fellow and Director, Military, Veterans, and Society Program

    Kayla M. Williams is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Military, Veterans, and Society Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). She previously served as Dir...