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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.


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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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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.

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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.

June 9th, 2014
11:24 PM ET

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

The Department of Veterans Affairs released its internal audit showing just how widespread the problems are in the agency. Drew Griffin reports on the stunning findings.

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May 30th, 2014
10:31 PM ET

Keeping Them Honest: Will Shinseki's resignation help fix problems at the VA?

After AC360 spent months reporting on the problems at VA hospitals across the country, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is resigning. President Obama made the announcement today, saying Shinseki did not want to be a distraction. But there are serious questions about what it will take to get America's veterans the care they need and deserve. Drew Griffin takes a look at the events that led to today's resignation.

Anderson looked at what needs to be done to fix the problems at the VA with Congressman Jeff Miller who is the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs and Dr. Sam Foote, who blew the whistle on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.

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May 29th, 2014
10:30 PM ET

Keeping them Honest: Lawmakers from both parties call for Shinseki's resignation

A White House official tells CNN that VA Secretary Eric Shinseki is "on thin ice" with President Obama. The number of lawmakers from both parties calling for Shinseki's resignation is growing. Lawmakers vented their frustration after senior VA officials testified at a House hearing yesterday evening. Drew Griffin's reporting on the VA scandal has been Keeping Them Honest for months.

Anderson looked at the enormity of this crisis for the White House with political analyst David Gergen and Congressman Jeff Miller, who is the Chairman of the House Veterans Affairs Committee.

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May 28th, 2014
09:45 PM ET

Report: 42 VA hospitals now under investigation 

A shocking new report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital details at least 1,700 veterans who were waiting to see a doctor and were never scheduled for an appointment. They were also never placed on a wait list. A new report from the VA's Office of the Inspector General confirms much of what AC360 has been reporting for months now. It found vets spent months waiting for care and Phoenix employees cooked the books to hide it. The scandal is expanding with 42 VA hospitals now under investigation. Drew Griffin is Keeping Them Honest and has the latest on the shocking report.

Anderson discussed the findings with Drew Griffin along with Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.

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