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Ousted Veterans Secretary Shulkin: There was "no reason for me to resign"

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Former Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin maintained Sunday that he was fired and did not resign from his post, despite conflicting claims from the White House. The terms of Shulkin’s departure could have an impact on President Donald Trump’s ability to pick a replacement, as some legal experts believe federal law could limit the president's ability to fill the position if he did not resign. Trump announced on Twitter Wednesday his White House physician, Adm. Ronny L. Jackson, would be appointed to the role. Shulkin said he found out about his dismissal in a phone call from White House Chief of Staff John Kelly shortly before the tweet was sent.
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