(National Sentinel)Â Draining the Swamp:Â The director of the Veterans Administration hospital in Washington, D.C., has been fired for the second time under a law signed by President Donald J. Trump in June.
As reported byÂ Fox News,Â Department of Veterans Affairs announced Wednesday that former director Brian Hawkins had been dismissed â€œfor his failure to provide effective leadership to the D.C. Medical Center.â€
Initially, Hawkins was fired in July, but VA officials were forced to rehire him in August after he appealed his firing to the federal Merit Systems Protection Board, which then ordered a stay of the firing. Hawkins argued that he was wrongly terminated.
However — and this is classic, given all that we continue to learn about former Secretary of State and failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s illicit use of a private email server — the VA’s inspector general “found that Hawkings violated the VA’s policies byÂ sending sensitive VA information from his work email to unsecured private email accounts,”Â Fox News reported.
Seems like the Swamp has a problem with transparency and following rules for the handling of classified or otherwise sensitive information.
â€œWe at VA will use the authorities available to ensure our Veterans get the highest quality service and care possible,â€ VA Secretary David Shulkin said in a statement. â€œThis is the right decision for veterans in D.C., and employees at the medical center, and underscores our commitment to hold employees accountable if they fail to do their jobs or live up to VAâ€™s values.â€
After he was reinstated, Hawkins held an administrative position, not one directly related to patient care services.
VA officials told Hawkins in late August his time was limited.
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