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Asya Geydarova. Sputnik International
Andrea Goldstein, a Navy Reserve veteran and congressional aide, had previously accused Secretary Wilkie of inappropriate behaviour at a VA facility last September.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on Veterans’ Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie to resign immediately, following a report by VA’s Office of Inspector General published Thursday.
Wilkie also reacted to the report, saying that after almost a year of investigation, they could not actually “substantiate” that he sought to investigate the veteran because “these allegations are false”. Inspector General Michael Missal, who oversaw the probe, said that even if no criminal charges were put forward, it does not mean Goldstein’s allegations were “unsubstantiated”.
Wilkie has not been charged due to a lack of witnesses and security footage of the alleged incident.