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August 28th, 2014
05:39 PM ET

Drew Griffin answers your questions on the VA scandal

A controversial new report on the VA facilities in Phoenix looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans faced 'clinically significant' delays in care. The report also said investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays.

How could this be?

Anderson Cooper & Drew Griffin respond to questions from viewers submitted on Facebook and Twitter.


Filed under: Drew Griffin • VA Investigation • Veterans
August 26th, 2014
10:19 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: What's inside the Inspector General's report on the VA?

A scathing report has just been released on the VA facilities in Phoenix. The study looked at more than 3,000 cases and found that dozens of veterans had quote 'clinically significant' delays in care, and six of them died. The report says investigators could not conclusively link their deaths to those delays. Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin broke this story and has been Keeping Them Honest from the beginning. He has been going through the report and its disturbing findings.

Click here for more of CNN's reporting on this story.

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Filed under: CNN Investigations • Drew Griffin • VA Investigation • Veterans
July 28th, 2014
11:12 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Will a deal in Congress reform the Veterans Affairs health system?

There is a rare bipartisan agreement in Congress that comes after months of CNN's reporting on secret wait lists at VA hospitals and veterans dying while waiting for care. A $17 billion deal is aimed at fixing the troubled Veterans Affairs health system. Drew Griffin has been Keeping Them Honest on the problems at the VA, and he breaks down how lawmakers plan to use this money to fix the mess.

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July 9th, 2014
10:34 PM ET

Ray Nagin's journey from City Hall to federal prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin's handling of Hurricane Katrina landed him in the national spotlight. His greed is landing him in federal prison. During Nagin's two terms in City Hall, he was cashing-in on hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks. Today the former mayor was sentenced to ten years in federal prison. Drew Griffin looks at Nagin's troubles.

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Filed under: Drew Griffin • Hurricane Katrina • New Orleans • Ray Nagin
July 2nd, 2014
10:32 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Sex offenders violating parole

Disturbing new developments in a story AC360 reported on last year: sex offenders in California brazenly violating their parole conditions and barely getting a slap on the wrist. Drew Griffin's report was sparked by a whistleblower who said she believed the public was in danger. Now that she has spoken out, she is paying a price. Drew Griffin has the latest.

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Filed under: Drew Griffin • Keeping Them Honest • Sex Offenders • Whistleblower
June 30th, 2014
09:23 PM ET

$25 million settlement in veterans charity case

The New York State Attorney General  has  reached a nearly $25 million settlement with one of the nation's biggest direct-mail companies. AC360's Drew Griffin has been reporting on the national charity Quadriga Art and the veterans foundation since the fall of 2010, broadcasting a series of reports that showed the charity sending practically all of the millions it raised back to Quadriga as payment for the direct-mail campaign. Almost none of the cash left over went to veterans, the CNN investigation found. Griffin has the exclusive details.

For more on the story, CLICK HERE.

Update: Drew Griffin clarified his remarks about donations:

June 24th, 2014
10:54 PM ET

Drew Griffin and the ongoing scandal at an Arizona VA hospital

Following up a stunning report from Monday evening, on Tuesday Drew Griffin joined Anderson Cooper with an update on the alleged fraudulent record keeping at an Arizona VA hospital.

As the allegations have gained Congressional attention, the Senior Investigative Correspondent noted that action is being taken by the Department of Veterans Affairs. However, consequences are slow to come, especially at the top:

"We do know the VA has begun the termination process with some of the executives there...but [former Phoenix VA Health Care System administrator Sharon Helman] is getting paid."

For more on the ongoing story, CLICK HERE for more on the story.

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June 23rd, 2014
11:48 PM ET

Rep. Jeff Miller reacts to allegations of fraudulent records at a VA hospital

On the heels of Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin's exclusive interview with an employee who says she was forced to cover up fraudulent records at an Arizona VA hospital, Congressman Jeff Miller joins Anderson Cooper with his reactions.

Calling the revelations "more than stunning," Miller surmises that the situation is not exclusive to Phoenix, but applauds Pauline DeWenter for summoning the courage to speak up amid altered death records of patients.

The Chairman of the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Miller calls for accountability, and pledges to continue fighting for the rights of all vets.

CLICK HERE for more on the story.

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Filed under: Drew Griffin • Keeping Them Honest • VA Investigation • Veterans
June 23rd, 2014
11:27 PM ET

International outrage grows over convicted Al Jazeera journalists

As outrage grows following Egypt's convictions of three Al Jazeera journalists, Ivan Watson joins Anderson Cooper with his personal insights.

Having worked in the past with one of the men currently imprisoned, Watson becomes visibly distressed during the interview, calling the situation "absurd" and "disgraceful."

Admitting to be angry, Watson says the men are guilty only of "committing acts of journalism."

CLICK HERE for more on the story.

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June 23rd, 2014
09:22 PM ET

VA death records altered, whistle-blower says

(CNN) – Records of dead veterans were changed to hide how many people died while awaiting care at Phoenix VA hospital, whistle-blower tells CNN in stunning revelations that point to a new cover up in the ongoing VA scandal.

Keeping Them Honest: 57,000+ military veterans are currently waiting for care

The allegation comes from the scheduling clerk who, for the better part of a year, says she was ordered to keep a secret waiting list in her desk drawer. Pauline DeWenter has never spoken publicly about any of it - until now.

Senior Investigative Correspondent Drew Griffin has the exclusive interview.

CLICK HERE for more on the story.

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