[Ed. – I wouldn’t want karma chasing me on this one. The media attacks on Jackson appear to have been so utterly baseless, and without legitimate purpose or merit: made just because Jackson was Trump’s nominee, and Trump’s enemies wanted to to hurt him for no other reason.]
On Thursday, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and longtime White House Doctor Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination to be the next Veteran’s Affairs Secretary after being accused of professional misconduct through media reports.
CNN reported earlier this week, on anonymous sourcing, that during an overseas trip in 2015 Jackson got drunk and belligerently banged on a female colleague’s hotel door. CNN also reported the Secret Service stopped Jackson and that agents were worried he might wake up President Obama.
Turns out, the Secret Service has no record of the incident (bolding is mine).
“Over the last 48 hours, media outlets have alleged that U.S. Secret Service personnel were forced to intervene during a Presidential foreign travel assignment in order to prevent disturbing (former) President Barack Obama,” The Secret Service released in a statement. “The Secret Service has no such record of any incident; specifically, any incident involving Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson. …”