VA chief under investigation over European trip: report

VA chief under investigation over European trip: report
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The Department of Veteran Affairs inspector general is investigating Veteran Affairs Secretary David ShulkinDavid Jonathon ShulkinOn paper, Wilkie is the perfect candidate for VA secretary, but his qualifications go further VA nominee heads to full Senate confirmation The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by Better Medicare Alliance — Anticipation builds for Trump’s SCOTUS pick MORE over his trip to Europe, CNN reported Tuesday.

Shulkin traveled to London and Demark in July, where he met with officials from both counties.

Michael Nacincik, spokesman for the VA inspector general's office, told CNN that he couldn’t say what triggered the probe or if the office was investigating any other instances of Shulkin’s travel.

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The Washington Post first reported last week that Shulkin spent half of the trip sightseeing and shopping with his wife.

The VA chief was there to attended a conference in London on veterans’ health issues and then held a series of meetings in Denmark.

Shulkin reportedly attended a Wimbledon tennis tournament match, toured multiple palaces in London and Denmark and took a cruise on the River Thames in London while on the trip.

The VA head took commercial flights for the trip and reportedly sat in coach on at least one of them, The Post reported.

The investigation into Shulkin is the fifth inspector-general investigation into a member of the Trump administration.

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