There was a lot of shock testimony during the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee Hearing last night. The hearing lasted until midnight, but started four hours earlier with testimony from four whistleblowers who outlined the targeting they encountered as a result of their speaking out.
One of the more damaging testimonials came from Mr. Scott Davis, Program Specialist, VA National Health Eligibility Center. Mr. Davis explained how he became the target for harassment after contacting Rob Nabors, President Obama’s Deputy Chief of Staff.
You might remember the name Rob Nabors after the initial VA scandal hit the headlines. Nabors was the person President Obama dispatched to Arizona to be his “hands on” representative and investigator:
As the Washington Post reported at the time:
[…] One of President Obama’s top aides is being dispatched to Phoenix this week to investigate deaths allegedly connected to a Department of Veterans Affairs medical center there, part of the administration’s efforts to contain growing outrage over delays in treatment and accusations of rigged recordkeeping at veterans hospitals.
Rob Nabors, a White House deputy chief of staff, has been assigned to assist top VA officials in probing allegations of wrongdoing by staffers at the Phoenix facility and elsewhere, the White House said Tuesday. He will be meeting with Arizona hospital officials Thursday after gathering Wednesday with representatives from several veterans groups in Washington, officials said. (link)
After contacting the personal representative of the President, Rob Nabors, who was specifically assigned by Obama to look into the VA scandal, the whistleblower had his confidential identity “outed” and became a subject of “harassment”.
Mr Davis further testified under oath when his union representative contacted the White House to find out who revealed his whistleblower identity, the response was: “no-one from the White House is authorized to discuss the issue”.
I wonder if we’ll see anything about this in the main stream media today or tomorrow ?