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Ronny Jackson meets with White House press aides

Veterans Affairs nominee Dr. Ronny Jackson spent a late night at the White House huddled with top press aides.

The president’s personal physician on Wednesday spent about 45 minutes meeting with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy Raj Shah and others as allegations surface that threaten to sink his nomination. Sanders said the group had been discussing Jackson’s meetings on Capitol Hill.

Senate Democrats released a summary of accusations that included claims he recklessly prescribed drugs.

Shah said on CNN earlier that White House aides are “of course” preparing for the possibility that Jackson may decide to withdraw his nomination.

But Jackson appeared in good spirits as he left the meeting, telling reporters he looks “forward to talking to you guys over the next couple of days.”

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