Skip to comments.BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal
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.
BREAKING: Phoenix FBI Office Launches Criminal Investigation Into VA Scandal
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.
Nothing will happen.
Remember, it’s The Holderdork.
“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.
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.
And who is the head of the FBI?
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.
Looking to see if there are any Tea Party types even remotely involved. Otherwise nothing will happen.
Thanks. You saved me some typing.
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?
“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.
How many people realize that the VA is an example of what socialized medicine would do to everyone?
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.
There must be some white conservatives in the Phoenix VA that Holder wants to burn...
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.
“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.
I hope they hold the criminally negligent responsible, but my gut says this is supposed to be a white wash.
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.