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-- resigned my position in the US civil service.
Because a serious ethical ethical concerns that I'm here to testify about today it was a damning indictment of the VA's office of public health.
Stephen Conlon a former senior researcher telling congress the VA has manipulated omitted and suppressed research denying veterans much needed health care.
I was told.
Two or three times and the second half of 2012 by -- and me it's supervisor not to look at data.
And I found that very comfortable very unnerving -- was a lead researcher on two of the -- biggest studies of gulf war Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
He claims he was told a -- data that could have established a clear link between so called burn pits and respiratory illness among thousands of vets.
And that the VA has refused to publish evidence he founded it ten million dollar study contradicts the VA line that the cause of gulf war illness remains a mystery.
I can tell you that many gulf war.
Veterans are infuriated by by this and that it's complicated their lives commitments -- difficult for -- to -- confident.
Health -- -- -- -- providers.
In a statement to Fox News the VA did not directly rebut the charges saying quote the Department of Veterans Affairs has a decades long history of conduct a world class research studies.
The -- -- -- rigorous scientific standards.
All allegations of malfeasance or taken seriously and are investigated fully.
Subcommittee chairman Mike Coffman himself a veteran of both gulf war one and Operation Iraqi Freedom says.
There was already little reason to trust the -- if his -- The Asians are true what needs to happen at the -- They need to clean house.
They they need to clean rounds they need -- -- are ethical leadership.
-- and also told Fox News that the VA failed to follow up with -- 2000 veterans and indicated thoughts of suicide during the study's.
And that when he tried to fix what he calls serious ethical lapses -- says his supervisors threatened him.
And tried to retaliate against it.
In Washington John Roberts Fox News.
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