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Before Cantor and Bergdahl, Washington was transfixed by the shocking Veterans Administration scandal. Thankfully, many officials inside and outside of the Beltway continue to investigate the unconscionable mess that left America’s heroes without health care.
FBI Director James Comey confirmed Wednesday that the bureau’s Phoenix branch has opened a criminal investigation of the Veterans Affairs Department, amid mounting calls on Capitol Hill for the Justice Department to get more involved.
Comey confirmed the bureau’s involvement during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. Officials previously made clear that federal prosecutors were helping in an inspector general investigation, but the probe by Phoenix FBI agents marks a new phase.