Pentagon IG: Rep. Ronny Jackson made sexual comments, took Ambien while working at White House

The Department of Defense inspector general has issued a scathing review of Rep. Ronny Jackson during his time serving as the top White House physician, concluding that he made "sexual and denigrating" comments about a female subordinate, violated the policy for drinking alcohol while on a presidential trip and took prescription-strength sleeping medication that prompted concerns from his colleagues about his ability to provide proper care.
The findings outlined in the report, which was obtained by CNN prior to its release on Wednesday, stem from a years-long IG investigation into Jackson -- who currently represents Texas in the House of Representatives and sits on the House Armed Services subcommittee overseeing military personnel -- that was launched in 2018 and examines allegations that date back to his time serving during the Obama and Trump administrations. Members of Congress were briefed on the IG report findings on Tuesday, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
Jackson claimed the report was politically motivated in a statement to CNN on Tuesday, saying the inspector general "resurrected" old allegations against him because he refused to "turn my back on President (Donald) Trump," who was a vocal supporter of his 2020 congressional bid. He also told CNN he rejects "any allegation that I consumed alcohol while on duty."

#CNN #News #ErinBurnettOutFront

Watch video on channel "CNN"
India sees a 'tsunami of cases' as bodies pile up in crematorium.

India sees a 'tsunami of cases' as bodies pile up in crematorium.

India has seen a 'tsunami of Covid-19 cases', putting strain on its health care system. Hospitals in multiple states are facing acute oxygen and bed shortages, and graveyards are filling up quickly. CNN's Vedika Sud reports. #CNN #News #CNNi

Families of Emmett Till and George Floyd bond over shared tragedies.

Families of Emmett Till and George Floyd bond over shared tragedies.

The families of Emmett Till and George Floyd, two people whose deaths have become linked to the civil rights movement in the US, are now bonding over their shared tragedies that took place 65 years apart. CNN's Sara Sidner reports. #CNN #News

See how Dr. Gupta was surprised for 20 years at CNN

See how Dr. Gupta was surprised for 20 years at CNN

Dr. Sanjay Gupta was surprised with a look back at his career to celebrate his 20 years at CNN. #CNN #News

Attorneys present closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial.

Attorneys present closing arguments in Derek Chauvin trial.

The prosecution and defense made their closing arguments during Derek Chauvin's trial for the death of George Floyd. #CNN #News

Marjorie Taylor Greene scraps launch of 'America First' caucus after GOP blowback.

Marjorie Taylor Greene scraps launch of 'America First' caucus after GOP blowback.

Conservative Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is scrapping the planned launch of her "America First" caucus after receiving blowback from leaders in her own party, despite confirming through a spokesperson on Friday that the caucus would launch...