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Whistleblower claims leaders of VA sought damaging information on woman alleging sexual assault

Whistleblower claims leaders of VA sought damaging information on woman alleging sexual assault

Robert Wilkie

A whistleblower came forward Friday accusing leaders of the  Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) of seeking damaging information on a  woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted at a VA facility.

The House Veterans Affairs Committee told Military.com Saturday that it had “received details from an individual with  knowledge of decision making by senior VA leaders that shows they  attempted to gather damaging information” on Navy Reserve Lt. Andrea  Goldstein. Goldstein works on the panel and focuses on issues impacting  female veterans.

The committee added that VA leadership also “may  have improperly utilized government time and resources” to dig up dirt  on Goldstein, and that it was working “to determine to what extent VA  leaders attempted to tarnish a staff member’s character and spread false  information about her past in retaliation for her reporting of a sexual  assault.

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