(corrupter?) than we thought, which hardly seems possible.
As several committee aides were preparing to meet with officials July
2, one aide visited the restroom. In the restroom, the committee aide
found a notebook that belonged to Acting Regional Director Diana
Rubens, apparently directing an official preparing for the briefing to
ignore a certain committee aide’s questions. The notes also listed the
names of two whistleblowers the committee had been in communication with
as well as the names of committee investigators.
Rubens, who claimed that her comments on the notebook were taken out
of context, and that she simply wrote the names down when they were
mentioned to her.
Oh, sure. Right. Uh huh.
And this is the kind of 'excuse' they come up with:
The Under Secretary for Benefits apologized to the committee, clearly embarrassed.
“What occurred was not acceptable and not indicative in normal ways
of which Ms. Ruben would behave,” Allison Hickey, the VA’s
Undersecretary for Benefits, said. “I offer my sincere apologies to your
staff and my commitment that it will not happen again. You’ll receive
anything you need.”
Yeah, I bet. When pigs fly out of my ass.