FBI Opens Criminal Probe Into Phoenix VA Scandal

Tyler Durden's picture

Just when the administration thought they had thrown enough people under the bus and the news cycle had moved on to Bergdahl (how did that work out?), WSJ reports:

  • FBI OPENS CRIMINAL PROBE OF VA SCANDAL

FBI Director James Corney says that the Phoenix office of the FBI has opened a criminal investigation into the VA scandal, adding that "We're working with the VA IG and we'll follow it wherever the facts take us." We are yet to hear what the over/under on 'pleading da fifs', but we suspect it will be high.

 

As WSJ reports,

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has opened a criminal investigation into allegedly misleading scheduling practices at the Department of Veterans Affairs that may have concealed how long veterans had to wait for appointments to see a doctor.

 

"Our Phoenix office has opened a criminal investigation,'' FBI Director James Comey said in response to a lawmaker's question at a hearing Wednesday before the House Judiciary Committee.

 

Previously, officials had acknowledged the Justice Department is reviewing documents provided by the VA inspector general to see if any potential crimes were committed. The opening of a criminal probe takes that work a step further.

 

"We're working with the VA IG and we'll follow it wherever the facts take us,'' Mr. Comey said.