Another ethical problem raised ended up being why the Department of Veterans Affairs taken care of Bari’s travel. She ended up being detailed being a guest that is“invitational because her husband ended up being apparently likely to be honored during the United States Embassy in Copenhagen.
However the inspector general unearthed that chief of staff Simpson doctored a 2017 email while arranging the trip to make it seem as if shulkin was definitely receiving an honor at the us embassy in copenhagen — which would help justify bari’s travel on the va’s dime june. In reality, the function wasn’t confirmed.
Here’s the e-mail Gough wrote (“SECVA” relates to Shulkin): “We’re focusing on having a supper in the United States Ambassador’s Residence in honor of SECVA but which includes perhaps maybe not been verified by United States Embassy Copenhagen yet.”