Possible replacements for Energy Secretary show Trump also is unfamiliar with the responsibilities of the Energy Secretary. "We will never use those words on you, that's for sure".
The conservatives came to feel that Dr. Shulkin, who advocated a moderate rewrite of the current private care programs, was an obstacle to their goal.
Conservative veterans advocates fully supported Shulkin until a few weeks ago when the agency's inspector general said that he had improperly used government funds during a trip to Europe and his chief of staff tried to cover it up. The energy department did not immediately respond to a request for comment about the report, nor did the White House.
Shulkin said he did nothing wrong and said the investigation had a "thread of bias", adding that the report was "a direct assault" on his wife, character, and his "unblemished record of service" to the VA, as Shulkin put it. He iced out those he viewed as a threat and essentially became his own one-person press office.
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The $1.5 billion six-year loan is set to be the first offshore syndicated facility taken out by Tata Sons since 2007. The proceeds of the share sales will reportedly be used by Tata Sons to pay creditors of its wireless division.
Kelly did tell Shulkin that he would help him with the issues he was having with staffers at the VA, according to Axios.
The secretary appeared to be regaining his footing.
David Shulkin, already embroiled in controversy over his travel expenses and locked in a feud with Trump administration political appointees, now has another problem that could cost him his job - shopping binges. He is a holdover from the Obama administration, where he served as undersecretary for health overseeing medical facilities run by the VA, which provides care for more than 9 million enrolled veterans.
Trump did not make a formal offer to Perry when the two men met on Monday, the report said.