GOP smears a West Virginia veteran over his PTSD. Francesca Fiorentini, Jayar Jackson, Richard Ojeda break it down on The Damage Report. Follow The Damage Report on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDamageReportTYT/
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Read more here: https://www.herald-dispatch.com/news/ojeda-says-his-medical-records-were-leaked-helped-defeat-house/article_43072717-f8df-57be-b499-1375ce78a6fb.html
“CHARLESTON – Richard Ojeda, a former Democratic state senator, says his medical records were stolen from a Veterans Affairs office in Huntington and used to derail his congressional campaign in 2018.
On Thursday, Ojeda, who served in the U.S. Army for 24 years, filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to force the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to release its investigation. He says the records will identify a laundry list of area Republican officials who played a hand in spreading private information to torpedo his race.
Federal prosecutors say that around May 17, Jeffrey S. Miller, then a claims assistant at the Veterans Benefits Administration, took a photo of medical records belonging to “Person F” – a public figure – and then sent that picture to “another individual known to the United States Attorney.”
This was just days after Ojeda decisively won his Democratic congressional primary.
In the lawsuit, Ojeda identifies himself as the anonymous victim in the Jeffrey Miller case and alleges that several high-ranking Republicans received his medical records, with the intent to use them against him in his general election run against now-Rep. Carol Miller, R-W.Va.”
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