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BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal
Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2014 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 06/11/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT by jazusamo

Since revelations of secret wait lists and veteran deaths at VA medical facilities surfaced two months ago, lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle have been pressing the Department of Justice to open up a criminal investigation into the ongoing VA scandal. According to CBS News, the FBI office in Phoenix has launched that criminal probe.

Phoenix was the first location where whistleblowers exposed potential criminal wrongdoing and stated veterans had died as a result of long wait times for care. As of now, we know the VA scandal includes more than 40 hospitals in dozens of states and that 120,000 veterans have experienced improper delays. The question now is whether the criminal probe will stop in Phoenix or expand to other locations embroiled in controversy.

UPDATE: More details:

Comey confirmed the bureau's involvement during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Officials previously made clear that federal prosecutors were helping in an inspector general investigation, but the probe by Phoenix FBI agents marks a new phase.

The additional probe comes as internal audits show the expanding scope of the scandal where thousands of military veterans endured long wait times for VA medical care, and VA officials apparently covered up those wait times in order to make their internal numbers look better.

Lawmakers were moving on a separate track on Capitol Hill to address the scandal. The Senate was poised to vote by Thursday on a measure making it easier for veterans who have encountered delays getting initial visits to receive VA-paid treatment from local doctors instead. The measure closely resembles a bill approved unanimously Tuesday in the House, prompting optimism among lawmakers from both parties that a compromise version could be on its way soon to President Obama for his signature.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: fbi; investigation; phoenix; vascandal

1 posted on 06/11/2014 10:34:27 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal

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Good. I hope they make some arrests soon. In case the FBI wants to know the address of the main culprit and criminal responsible, they need only to punch in their GPS this address:

1600 Pennsylvania Ave.


2 posted on 06/11/2014 10:39:32 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: jazusamo

Nothing will happen.

Remember, it’s The Holderdork.

Duh......


3 posted on 06/11/2014 10:42:18 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: Responsibility2nd

BTTT


4 posted on 06/11/2014 10:42:23 AM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Good start ... but I'd be amazed if criminal problems in the VA aren't systemic.
5 posted on 06/11/2014 10:43:58 AM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: jazusamo
The FBI, who report to the DOJ which is under Holder who is under Obama?

Forgetaboudit.

6 posted on 06/11/2014 10:44:44 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: PapaNew

“The FBI, who report to the DOJ which is under Holder who is under Obama? “

The way you prevent someone else from investigating is to claim it’s your case. Then you sit on it and eventually, when Obama is out of office, issue a no-findings. Or, you can blame it on somebody safely dead or gone or a Bush appointee.


7 posted on 06/11/2014 10:48:05 AM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: PapaNew

You forgot to add: The *same* FBI that received illegal tax information from the IRS...and didn’t do squat about it?!

Yep, I’m not getting all warm/fuzzy about it myself.


8 posted on 06/11/2014 10:52:53 AM PDT by i_robot73 (Give me one example and I will show where gov't is the root of the problem(s).)
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To: Responsibility2nd

And who is the head of the FBI?


9 posted on 06/11/2014 10:56:43 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Sooth2222

Things are good. I called yesterday for a physical at Baltimore VA and I have it tomorrow at 1100....Can you believe it? I never had a physical scheduled so quickly and so close to calling.......Good times are ahead.


10 posted on 06/11/2014 11:00:34 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: jazusamo

Looking to see if there are any Tea Party types even remotely involved. Otherwise nothing will happen.


11 posted on 06/11/2014 11:01:39 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: PapaNew
The FBI, who report to the DOJ which is under Holder who is under Obama? Forgetaboudit.

Thanks. You saved me some typing.

12 posted on 06/11/2014 11:02:29 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: jazusamo

And the FBI is part of the Justice Dept. and takes orders from the White Hut WHOOO take orders from Obama soooo.... Why is this good news?


13 posted on 06/11/2014 11:08:35 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Da Coyote

“Nothing will happen.”

You’re probably right, but this is a great oppty for the admin to toss some poor $350K/year hospital administrators under the bus and make it look they care.


14 posted on 06/11/2014 11:08:46 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (At no time was the Obama administration aware of what the Obama administration was doing)
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To: Sooth2222

How many people realize that the VA is an example of what socialized medicine would do to everyone?


15 posted on 06/11/2014 11:10:21 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: jazusamo
I thought that Phoenix was one of those "rogue" offices that started Fast and Furious. Perhaps this is an investigation into who leaked what the VA was doing?

-PJ

16 posted on 06/11/2014 11:13:00 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Holder is the Catch 22 regarding any investigation of our American “emperor.” We have a scofflaw in charge of the department meant to enforce the law.


17 posted on 06/11/2014 11:17:50 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: jazusamo

There must be some white conservatives in the Phoenix VA that Holder wants to burn...


18 posted on 06/11/2014 11:18:32 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: jazusamo
BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal

Until I see some higher ups perp-walked, I'll assume it is just another white-wash (gotta be racist) by the 0bama regime!

Still waiting for arrests and convictions from Fast and Furious.

19 posted on 06/11/2014 11:33:49 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Our brethren are already in the field! Why stand we here idle?" - Patrick Henry, 1775)
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To: jazusamo

“VA officials apparently covered up those wait times in order to make their internal numbers look better.”

Bullshiite! They fudged the numbers so they could get big, fat bonuses.

Greed is one of the basest human sins. The a-holes like Sharon Hellman chose greed over the lives of Americans who made her freedom possible. She needs some time in the gray bar hotel to think about that.


20 posted on 06/11/2014 12:58:50 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED.)
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To: jazusamo

I hope they hold the criminally negligent responsible, but my gut says this is supposed to be a white wash.


21 posted on 06/11/2014 3:35:34 PM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

I hear you. It’s a sad day when We The People no longer have confidence in the President, the Dept of Justice nor the FBI.


22 posted on 06/11/2014 3:44:05 PM PDT by jazusamo (Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial: Thomas Sowell)
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