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Project Veritas: VA Still “Dysfunctional” with “Unaccountability at Every Level” Say Insiders Caught on Hidden Cam

July 2, 2015 05:00 AM
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VA Still "Dysfunctional" with "Unaccountability at Every Level" Say Insiders Caught on Hidden Cam

 
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Project Veritas

 
Note:  
OpenTheBooks.com founder Adam Andrzejewski is featured prominently in the second half of this investigative report.  Our data at OpenTheBooks.com is helping to expose the lack of reform at the VA – across the entire system. 
 
 
Here’s our latest undercover video showing that after more than a year of significant public outcry over incredibly long wait times, which in numerous cases resulted in the deaths of veterans, the VA is still failing to meet the basic needs of our veterans. Project Veritas investigative journalists captured on hidden camera a host of VA doctors, staffers, and one top official speaking about the many problems that persist at the VA despite official claims to the contrary.
 
This is the second video we have release dealing with serious issues at the VA: "Hidden Camera: Senior Veterans Administration Official and Staff say VA Turning Veterans into Drug Addicts" may be viewed here.
 
Among the outspoken in this video was Dr. Kristoffel Dumon, a general surgeon for the VA in Philadelphia, who told a Project Veritas undercover journalist that the VA has a "culture of unaccountability at every level."  VA Undersecretary and Brigadier General Allison Hickey was captured on hidden camera saying that once veterans enter "the appeals process all bets are off, the only solution to that is changing the law or more people."
 
A Project Veritas journalist also spoke with Scott Westguard, a VA contractor, who said on hidden camera that "it’s messed up, it’s dysfunctional, it’s incapable of getting the job done because people are there simply picking up the paycheck. There’s no accountability."
 
Project Veritas also caught up with Dr. Raul Zambrano, a VA Medical Officer in the VISN & Network Office, who stated that: "we’re way below water in terms of the ability to supply, to meet the requests that’s demanded."
 
It has been over a year since the truth about the VA’s abysmal and unacceptable practices were thrust to the forefront of American politics, and yet there has been no discernible change in this bureaucratic nightmare. Our nation’s veterans deserve so much more and this continued mistreatment of our nation’s heroes is a troubling trend that shows no signs of any, let alone imminent, improvement.
 

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