28 Feb '18, 7pm

New: IG finds no evidence of hacking related to the VA travel scandal

WASHINGTON — The former Department of Veterans Affairs chief of staff was the subject of email “spoofing,” investigators determined, but the incident was not related to findings that she misled an ethics official in an email last summer – a connection that was implied by the VA secretary. On Feb. 14, VA Inspector General Michael Missal released findings that VA Secretary David Shulkin and Chief of Staff Vivieca Wright Simpson violated ethical standards on a taxpayer-funded trip to Europe last summer. One of the most egregious findings was that Wright Simpson altered an email to an ethics official to mislead her into approving travel expenses for Shulkin’s wife. Talking with reporters the following day, Shulkin said somebody had “taken over” Wright Simpson’s email account, implying that the two issues were connected. Shortly after, Rep. Tim Walz, D-Minn., asked the Justice ...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/ig-finds-no-evidence-of-email-hac...

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