Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Philadelphia VA tried to bug congressional investigators
In the July 2 incident, committee aides met with officials at the office, where they were directed to a workspace equipped with cameras and microphones, ABC News reported.
Once investigators realized they were being taped, they requested to be moved to a new room.
“It has been made clear that there is not a corner that [Veterans Benefits Administration] leadership will not cut, nor a statistic that they will not manipulate to lay claim to a hollow victory,” House Veterans Affairs Chairman Jeff Miller, Florida Republican, said Monday, ABC reported.
Allison Hickey, VA undersecretary for benefits apologized to the committee for the July 2 incident.
“I offer my sincere apologies to your staff and my commitment that it will not happen again. You’ll receive anything you need,” Ms. Hickey said, ABC News reported.