Donald Trump calls for Jon Tester to resign over Jackson opposit

'This Is the Swamp at Its Worst': 'The Five' Reacts to Democrats' Accusations that Tanked Trump VA Pick

CNN reported Friday, after Jackson withdrew, that the White House medical unit under his watch frequently functioned as a "grab and go" clinic where mid-level staffers to the most senior officials could obtain prescription drugs without being examined by a doctor, according to five of the medical unit's former and current employees. All were made anonymously though.

Tester was one of a group of Senate Democrats who published a list of concerns about Jackson's appointment to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Jackson withdrew his name from consideration for Veterans Affairs on Thursday, despite denying the accusations.

President Donald Trump is attacking familiar enemies and adding fresh targets for his scorn during a campaign-style speech in MI. "The Secret Service is unable to verify (the truth is they deny) any of the phony Democrat fees which have completely devastated the fantastic Jackson household." - tweet Saturday afternoon.

"The great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being", Trump wrote. There were no such findings. And the Secret Service told me just coming in, 'Sir, we checked out all of those things. Noting that Tester faces re-election this year, Trump said the claims against the VA nominee are "going to cause a lot of problems 'in his state".

"These are very dishonest people, many of them". Tester will run for a third term in November against an as yet undecided Republican. Trump carried Montana in the 2016 elections with over 56 percent, compared to Hillary Clinton's less than 36 percent (pdf).

'Golden State Killer' DNA search led to wrong man previous year
Joseph James DeAngelo , 72, was jailed without bail almost two years to the day after McNamara died unexpectedly in her sleep . He said, "But every time they said #GoldenStateKiller they credited the work of #MichelleMcNamara and #IllBeGoneInTheDark".

The president also gave a nod to rapper Kanye West who has stirred controversy by espousing his support for Trump on Twitter, a move that has made the artist a symbol of free speech and free thought in recent days on Trump-friendly Fox News.

Jackson, a former rear admiral in the United States Navy, was appointed White House physician by former President George W. Bush and served as physician to the president under both former President Barack Obama and Trump.

Trump additionally ignores misgivings expressed by a number of Republicans over Jackson's lack of administration expertise after Trump all of the sudden chosen the physician final month to move the federal government's second-largest company. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Jackson's record was "impeccable", and said he had passed multiple background checks, including one conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Here's what's happening in the political world Saturday, April 28, 2018. The White House had already defended Jackson against similar attacks earlier in the week.

President Trump praised him on Thursday at the announcement of the withdrawal of his appointment.

The Veterans Affairs Department has always been under fire for the quality of healthcare it provides veterans. Then, President Trump fired David Shulkin was sacked as Veterans Affairs secretary.

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