Jackson not returning as Trump's personal physician


Isakson said that since Jackson had withdrawn his nomination to be veterans affairs secretary, the committee is no longer investigating allegations about the White House doctor and problems at the White House Medical Office.

On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Jackson's record was "impeccable", and said he had passed multiple background checks, including one conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Dr. Ronny Jackson, the president's former personal physician and the short-lived nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary, will not return to his old job, media outlets reported on Sunday.

The accusation against Navy Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the White House physician, was one of the more serious allegations the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee examined as part of his confirmation process this month. John Tester, a Democrat, released a litany of allegations against Jackson, including claims that he was often drunk at work and overprescribed drugs.

"The Secret Service is unable to confirm (in fact they deny) any of the phony Democrat charges which have absolutely devastated the wonderful Jackson family".

"Of course I stayed there", Trump said on "Fox & Friends". In a tweet, the president declared the allegations against Jackson "not true".

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Jackson is accused of drunkenly banging on the hotel door of a female subordinate, being involved in an alcohol-related vehicle crash, and improperly dispensing prescription medications. "Very dishonest and sick!" he tweeted.

Trump pounced on that news during a rally on Saturday, warning Tester that he knew "things" about the senator that he "could say, too. and if I said them, he'd never be elected again".

It's unclear if Jackson will remain on staff at the White House medical unit or if he'll depart the administration.

The White House continually defended Jackson as his nomination cratered on Capitol Hill this week.

Tester is facing a reelection campaign in November in a state Trump won in 2016. The president announced the move before the White House had a chance to do the sort of thorough vetting typically performed on Cabinet-level nominees.

CNN had reported allegations that Jackson drunkenly banged on the hotel room door of a female employee and that Secret Service personnel intervened out of concern that he would wake Obama.