Tuesday, April 24, 2018

ADM. JACKSON……..THE BEST WAY TO RESOLVE THE MATTER IMMEDIATELY IS TO HAVE THE SURGEON GENERAL OF THE NAVY CONVENE A CLOSED-DOOR PANEL INVESTIGATION WHICH WILL ACCEPT TESTIMONY UNDER OATH SUBJECT TO CROSS-EXAMINATION. THAT WILL DISTINGUISH FACTS FROM BACKSTABBING.


I do not personally know Adm. Jackson…. but I do know the military staff at the White House, having served in that capacity… and under the Obama administration I was at functions  with  Adm. Jackson several times, but I have never spoken to him.

 The best way to resolve the matter immediately is to have the Surgeon General of the Navy convene a closed-door panel investigation which will accept testimony under oath subject to cross-examination.

 That will distinguish facts from backstabbing.

 In the meantime, everything I know about Adm. Jackson from multiple sources is very positive.  The accusation of giving out prescriptions promiscuously is a lot of crap. The accusation of excessive drinking while overseas is a lot of crap.    The personal who charge that they were demeaned or abused very often are disgruntled due to their feeling under appreciated and/or being assigned to duties that they do not want.  My experience has been when they have to swear  to the circumstances their story often changes.

 I cannot testify in favor of Adm. Jackson. But I think the public lynching is despicable.** I am sure that his behavior is much better than at least 50% of the Congressman I that I know. I am sure that his behavior is much better than 50% of the journalists that you know.

 I look forward to your fair, objective, balanced reporting on  Adm. Jackson.


** From CNN; the Wall Street Journal; etc.

Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, the top Democrat on the Veterans’ Affairs Committee, laid out the allegations in a CNN interview Tuesday night, saying the committee was investigating allegations from active duty and retired military officers who had worked in the White House medical office and who had come to the committee with numerous complaints, including that Dr. Jackson belittled lower-ranking employees, drank to excess on overseas trips, and handed out prescriptions “like candy,” walking down the aisle during flights doling out drugs to help people fall asleep and wake up.

“In the White House, they call him the candy man,” Mr. Tester told CNN.

He said that Dr. Jackson allegedly was drunk while accompanying President Barack Obama on overseas trips, so that he “couldn’t respond because he had been drinking so much,” leaving someone else to fill in. Mr. Tester also said that Dr. Jackson’s treatment of workers created an unbearable work environment.

“We were told time and time again the people above him he treated like gold, the people below him he belittled, screamed at,” Mr. Tester said. The result was “a very toxic environment to the point where the people who worked around him felt like they had to walk on eggshells because of his lack of respect for their jobs.”