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The White House doctor withdraws from running for a position at Trump’s cabinet

White House doctor Admiral Ronny Jackson has decided to withdraw from running for the position of the head of the Veterans Affairs agency. The ruling follows the launch of investigations by US lawmakers regarding allegations of improper professional behavior and excessive use of alcoholic beverages.

On Tuesday President Donald Trump said he had left Mr. Jackson in charge of deciding whether to withdraw from running for this position in his cabinet, which appeared to be a delay that led him to withdraw. But after this statement, Mr. Jackson met with Mr. Trump and told him he would not withdraw from running to head the department overseeing health care for 13 million veterans and employing 377,000 people.

On Wednesday, the White House sparked Mr. Jackson’s confirmation when Trump spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “his job as a doctor at the White House has been in line with the highest standards.” She said that Jackson was “greatly appreciated” for his work and that he had discussed allegations against him with Mr. Trump.

Lawmakers on both sides, the Republicans and Democrats for a time indefinitely postponed the planned plenary session for confirmation, while investigating allegations unfounded so far on evidence that he has run a toxic work environment at his office at the House White and drinking during the exercise of duty.

Jackson has refused to publicly comment on the allegations, but has denied some of the allegations to senior administration aide, saying he was being unjustly attacked.

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