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Inspector: 'Serious Derelictions' By VA Secretary Related To Overseas Travel

An investigation detailed an 11-day trip to Europe at taxpayer expense in which Secretary David Shulkin was accompanied by his wife and spent much of the time on sightseeing and at leisure.

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin improperly accepted tickets to Wimbledon and his staff lied about the nature of a trip to Europe so that his wife could accompany him at taxpayer expense, according to a report released Wednesday by the department's inspector general.

Those were just two instances among several "serious derelictions," the internal investigator by the VA's inspector general, Michael Missal.

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