David Shulkin is struggling to hold on to his job as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs as he grapples with allegations of ethical missteps and mismanagement, as well as political rivals inside and outside the Trump administration.
White House officials say President Trump has made no decision to replace Shulkin, a holdover from the Obama administration, but his tenure atop the second-largest federal department appears increasingly in doubt as Trump moves to shake up his Cabinet.
In the last week, Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and named CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. The president's top economic advisor, Gary Cohn, quit after Trump announced tariffs that Cohn opposed, and the president then picked cable TV commentator Larry Kudlow to replace him.
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