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Report: Ronny Jackson in ‘Active Discussions’ to Withdraw VA Nomination

Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s embattled nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs, is involved in “active discussions” with senior White House officials about withdrawing his nomination, NBC News reports. Jackson had reportedly earlier told colleagues that he is considering withdrawing his nomination due to frustrations with the process. A decision on his fate is expected either late Wednesday or on Thursday, according to NBC. Jackson, the White House physician, stands accused of misconduct including being drunk on the job and over-prescribing medications. On Wednesday, it was alleged that he once crashed a government vehicle after getting drunk. Jackson has given no public indications that he is planning to withdraw.