Breaking: A Colorado congressman is calling for a broader investigation into wrongdoing at the Denver Veterans Affairs Hospital after the hospital director made threats to potential whistleblowers.
“Once you talk to the media, you are on your own. The VA does not support you.” Director Lynette Roff said in an employee meeting on Jan. 30. “Once you are in hot water, nobody will help you.”
9 Wants to Know obtained a recording of the meeting, in which Roff also discussed a secret patient waiting list exposed in an earlier 9Wants to Know report.
“Director Roff’s threats are exactly what is wrong with the leadership at the VA,” said Rep. Mike Coffman, (R-Aurora), a Marine Corps combat veteran. “We owe a great deal of gratitude to the whistleblowers across the VA. Without them, many of the worst cases of corruption and mismanagement would never have been uncovered had they not had the courage to step forward.”