Jackson not returning as Trump's personal physician

Ronny Jackson won't return to old job as Trump's physician

Ronny Jackson won't return to old job as Trump's physician

Jackson, the White House doctor and a Navy Admiral, withdrew his nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs on Thursday amid allegations collected by Tester's office about his prescription-drug practices and use of alcohol.

At the VFW Post 1087 in Great Falls, some veterans enjoying a beer and watching the National Basketball Association playoffs on a Sunday afternoon say their problem with Tester is that he went public with allegations against Jackson before a full investigation was concluded.

The swift unraveling of his nomination came amid a litany of allegations from almost two dozen current and former colleagues against a man whose selection late last month came as a surprise even to him, CNN has reported. In one case, a side-view mirror was clipped by a passing truck.

Sean Conley, a Navy officer who stood in for Jackson while he was preparing for confirmation hearings, will continue as White House physician.

The Associated Press reviewed the documents Friday. The physician informed White House officials of being treated unprofessionally, describing a pattern of behavior from Jackson that made the physician "uncomfortable" and even consider resigning from the position.

The Secret Service said in a statement last week that they had no record of the latter.

The president lashed out at Tester on Saturday at a campaign-style rally in MI, saying, "I know things about Tester that I could say, too". Jackson has denied those allegations. A number of former Obama administration officials have also pushed back against the smear, along with the U.S. Secret Service, which shot down Tester's allegations.

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Pence's physician, who CNN agreed not to identify, said that while Jackson is responsible for caring for Trump, he intervened in the situation with Karen Pence, leading to "an inadvertent disclosure of SLOTUS' medical information in a situation where ultimate discretion was of utmost importance". Jon Tester, D-Mont., CNN reported.

In the grand scheme of Trump's unpresidential conduct and violation of democratic norms, the Jackson/Tester affair might not be the most important issue.

The former nominee is not the first among President Trump's picks to find themselves at the center of controversy.

"I can't imagine that Montanans are going to look at Trump and look at his characterizations of Tester and think that they're anywhere near accurate", Parker said.

He also drew a parallel with the investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 campaign, saying he, too, had been victimized, by "the Russian collusion hoax".

Trump, as he is wont to do when he has blundered, lashed out after the Jackson nomination imploded.

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