Racist

A Daily Caller piece that exposed the racist “Forum of Hate” between VA attorneys also revealed the key reason the former head of the VA Board of Appeals stepped down.

In an investigation, then Board head Laura Eskenazi reportedly lied to investigators about the attempt to steer a major VA contract to her husband’s employer, CACI.

Rather than be terminated, Eskenazi was allowed to move to a different part of the agency, Human Resources.

Curiously, under her watch, she not only tried to steer a contract to the company that employed her husband, but she also presided over the subordinates who created the racist Forum of Hate (FOH).

In that forum, federal attorneys badmouthed VA supervision and employees hired through affirmative action.

According to the Daily Caller, some of the excerpts from the FOH were:

Posters on the FOH compared Board of Veterans Affairs (BVA) compared “leadership sexual organs to a food product,” and said “ni–ers just gotta nig,” according to the same report. They called an obese black female VA supervisor “G-POT”— G is a prefix used by status-obsessed rappers, and POT because they said she looked like a hippopotamus.

“G-POT probably takes notes of who usually stays late before leaving at 3pm and then tips off some thug cousin that some prospective rape ‘n’ rob victims are to be had that evening,” wrote a poster. 

“Want G-POT to work her whole tour? Staple gun some chicken wings to the walls of her office. Make them high up so she needs to work for them,” another responded.

They altered a picture of an employee receiving an award to say “certificate good for one big bag of weed and an eight ball of coke.”

The emails from the FOH is how Eskinazi was caught in an unethical bind. However, in an effort to cover up wrongdoing, VA OIG released a 10-page whitewash instead of the 49-page draft version that exposed Eskinazi for what she did.

According to the Daily Caller:

One week after promising to keep Congress and the public “fully and currently” informed, the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rewrote a report to remove evidence that a senior VA executive tried to steer a massive government contract to her husband’s employer.

Laura Eskenazi, then-vice chairman of the Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA), “misused her public office” by plotting with her husband Jonathan to develop a plan that could lead to a major financial “opportunity” for CACI, a government contractor that employed him. Eskenazi then sought to cover it up with “dubious” claims, according to a 49-page draft version of the IG report that was obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group (TheDCNF).

But the version given Congress and the public was only 10 pages discussing an unrelated and less serious rumor about Eskenazi, which the IG said it “did not substantiate.” Nothing was said in the final version about the contracting issue.

How well do you suppose she did in VA Human Resources? I have heard she is no longer employed at the agency.

Laura Eskenazi Departure Letter

After Eskenazi stepped down as head of the Board, Carol DiBattiste joined the Board as a replacement for the few months before President Donald Trump was elected.

Last August, Eskenazi wrote the following email to her staff about her departure:

Board Team –

“Three years and one month ago, I was appointed as your Vice Chairman and Executive in Charge by Secretary Shinseki. To mirror the words of President Obama last week, I am ready to pass the baton. This will be my last week at the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Carol DeBattiste will head the Board.

The past three years as Vice Chairman / Executive in Charge were phenomenal in so many ways. The challenges we faced as organization, and the resilience we demonstrated could not have happened without a great team by my side – a team that I will miss. I was so proud to represent you all before other great leaders in the Department, stakeholders, members of Congress, and even a few brief handshakes with the President himself. As I move on, others will rise to the occasion with new energy, and the Board’s journey will continue to evolve into an exciting new future. The new President, whichever candidate is elected, will successfully name a Board Chairman. Having served for three years in the shoes of the Chairman (or Chairwoman!) while simultaneously serving as Vice Chairman, I think I can safely recommend picking a separate person for each of those big roles! (By the way, I am fairly certain that I am the first woman to have served in either of those roles … we have sure come a long way!!

Thank you for the opportunity to learn with you. As I have said to many of you over the years, leadership is a humbling experience – and if you do not feel humility, you have not truly led. I leave behind some fond memories. I wish you the best, and hope that the tenets of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence always shine brightly as you strive to carry out the mission of giving back to those who gave themselves in the name of freedom for our great country!

Laura Eskenazi

Am I the only one who finds it interesting how all these scandals are being leaked via the press or IG all the sudden?

I literally cannot keep up.

Source; http://dailycaller.com/2017/03/20/exclusive-federal-attorneys-created-a-secret-va-forum-of-hate/

namnibor
“[Am I the only one who finds it interesting how all these scandals are being leaked via the press or IG all the sudden?]” The VA is a regular “Peyton Place”. Someone is losing a huge opportunity to make serious $$$$$ on making the VA an entire Lifetime Movie Network Series. The VA has murderers, thieves, habitual masturbators, sexual assault, rape, hungry, hungry hippos, and more…and that’s just on any given day, not counting anything above the constant hum or… Read more »
91Veteran

I know it’s hard to mention all of them, but you forgot the zombies, sadistic freaks and grim reapers preying on veterans throughout the VA.

Crazy elf

Oh, and let’s not forget (possible) “Pedophiles”!
The slime/sludge/slush on the bottom of the barrel of Mankind!

Donna

How is Daily Caller getting this info? FOIA? I have never seen a more corrupt organization. Why would you even take the chance of putting bad people in a different position within the same organization?? SMH!

91Veteran

A few guesses. Either those in a position to fire her were as corrupt and she had dirt on them, they were lazy, or they knew nothing would be done anyway.

Crazy elf
91Veteran, I think it’s more on the lines of, they “…were as corrupt and she had dirt on them…”! Because, the whole damn system, in the upper management, is corrupt. Therefore, I think anyone who is involved in anything illegal; 1.) Will be allowed to transfer to another position at the same pay scale, even though the work is less. Or, 2.) They can retire with full benefits. Where no charges will be brought against them! These two scenarios seems… Read more »
Ex va

@91Veteran, i would say you would be correct on all of them. @Crazy elf, you are correct too. The vaoig does not even want to correct small acts of corruption by supervisors or the average employee. The vaoig is the prosecuting arm of the va. Well, they do not do anything except help cover the crimes up. And harass whistleblowers.

namnibor

@Ex va- Don’t forget about the last head of the VA OIG and his all glass masturbation menagerie conference room antics. They certainly have the pencil whip down pat. 🙂

It’s almost as if the VA goes way out of its way to hire the most loathsome examples of humanity to serve veterans. That place must be called ‘Island of Lost Toys’, hence the hungry, hungry hippos infatuation.

Lem

Not surprised. Smoke needed to black out the fire.

cj
Look I am in charge, so I would like to give a nice contract to my loser husbands company. WTF is that? Company says, have your wife give us a contract or your fired. Or, my wife can get that contract for you if? Or, I am an Obozo appointee and if he can thieve millions so can I. Or, just follow the law and put her ass in prison where it belongs, not move, promote, and give a bonus… Read more »
91Veteran
Her current LinkedIn profile shows she’s now the Executive Director at the VA. Her tenure at BVA assured us she was an outstanding steward of public trust. She also declares a success for negotiating a new telework agreement and performance award system. Oh, and she more than doubled her budget between 2013 ($78 million) and 2017 ($156 million). She’s been occupying space at the VA since 1996 when she started as a staff attorney. Somehow all that bullshit doesn’t translate… Read more »
Crazy elf

I wonder!
How many people did she sleep with on her way up the “ladder of corruption”?
I could have been really crude in my question.

91Veteran

There is another LinkedIn profile for a Laura Eskenazi showing she’s an admin assistant at Walt Disney.

Daughter maybe?

What connection did McDimwit have to Disney?

namnibor

@Crazy elf-

I’m thinking the VA has an entire network of “ladders of corruption” in some huge space like a giant set of monkey bars….where of course, the “monkey business” takes place in creative, gravity-defying ways. 🙂

That space may be in a large open underground cavern because they are all certainly bat-shit crazy at the VA.

Disgruntled Veteran

@Elf – – – How many people did she sleep with? Gotta number in the thousands. She sure “sleeped over” thousands of veterans.

When is one – – – JUST ONE – – – of these incompetent, lying, thieving, assholes either going to be fired without still be able to collect financial reward, or see the inside of a jail cell??? Just ONE.

Damn our useless “Justice” system! Not much justice anywhere in this country.

cj
@91Veteran: Truly amazing isn’t it? How we can see this trail of corruption but her handlers can’t. Protected by the entire government, the courts, and the unions. I am just sick of all this crap, everyone knows what is happening and what is going on, but it’s business as usual. Like,,, so what, good for me, and fuck you. It is time to let out the pot smokers and make room for the gov criminals, we will need all the… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran

That sure loss bet is one I would never be foolish enough to take. I believe you are correct on all counts. And I am quite sure we all HATE feeling like this.

Heard the bill was screwed up language-wise. Aliens to get covered while veterans are not. Somebody best slow the get shit done fast train down a bit. More better they buy tickets on the get shit done right the first time train . . .

ANutterVet

@Disgruntled Veteran – Good to see you at late night. I despise rework to the max. Oh shootz, you can have a sicko badge too. Here ya go, catch . . .

Ex va

@cj, there is more Veterans than there is va employees. Unfortunately the number of Veterans keeps growing with this current war. I do not believe that the public knows how bad the corruption is within the va system. It is frustration because we see the truth and the justice for va crime is not being delivered.

ANutterVet
*OFF TOPIC* – Just A Thought [originally posted March 21, 2017] – The VA takes advantage of Veterans when they’re weak and helpless. Sound discouraging? Well you’re right, it is discouraging. The VA will promote itself as being an agency recognized [in their own eyes], as one that is proud of taking care of the Veterans of the United States. But yet, when a Veteran trusts the VA and opens up their heart by telling the VA everything, and then… Read more »
cj

@ANutterVet: Welcome back. Once again your right on point.Been having some trouble with my computer so I may not answer. Eventually I will, when I can.

Disgruntled Veteran
So true, ANutterVet. Some of us have hurried up, now we have been waiting for over twenty years. How much longer? Delay, Deny, Hope the Veteran Dies. SOP for the VA. Good to talk with you on the phone yesterday. As you may have guessed, I’m having a bit of a hard time with things. If I sounded rude on the phone, I did not mean to. I have had less than twenty hours sleep over the last week. I… Read more »
ANutterVet
@cj , @Disgruntled Veteran , @Jo3n – Thanks for the posts. I’m not upset with anyone, except the incompetent asinine VA employees that I’m forced to deal with. Like you folks, I have so much to share pertaining to what I’ve been going through on a continual basis for the past 4 years. I’ve deducted that our elected politicians[includes Republicans] and authorized officers that oversees the VA, still think that the lives of Veterans are nothing but numbers. Mere numbers.… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran

Mahalo Nui Loa. Same to and for you

Ex va

@ANuttterVet, so glad to see you! Been praying for you. Glad to read your posts!

T
Ben, I have been over-loaded with issues on a daily basis here in Indiana for years. Yep, I too cannot keep up with the news or reports coming out plus the stuff I and others go through that the media, politicians, and the majority here don’t care about, or don’t want to be involved with due to politics, some religion, retaliation, or all the knee-jerk reactions from all the social engineering if someone dares mention a Jewish name, complain about… Read more »
cj

@T: T, I am sorry for your loss and the utter non-sence you have been put through. You have a right to say whatever you like, It is a shame when true stories get burried in the name of pc. I agree it’s time to end all this pc BS.

T
Forgot to mention. His fifteen minute life-line helicopter tide to Indy was near thirty thousand dollars as well. He was too old to find a job which he hunted for daily with no success. Losing his home due to being unemployed for years, and then to end up with these kinds of bills for medical care? Well, Elaina George MD was correct. Today’s medicine and professionals are about nothing much but profiteering as much as big government is and then… Read more »
Crazy elf
Have y’all noticed these “incomplete/incrimenating/damning OIG reports” are/were all done during Obama’s Administration! And, since President Trump was inaugurated, they are ever so slowly seeing the light of day! I’ll bet Issakson, and some others in Congress, are sh!ttin’ big brown turds right about now! Hopefully, he’ll fall flat on his face, while on that stairmaster! Of course, it’s not just the Daily Caller receiving damaging information. The Washington (COM)Post & New York Times are/were being discussed on Capitol Hill,… Read more »
91Veteran
I dunno Ben. These scandals being leaked seem like more scandals that are coming out now because they are no longer successfully covered up by a worthless IG, Griffin, and an equally worthless and willfully ignorant SecVA, McDonald. I can only imagine those employees leaking the details had to sit by for a long time trying to ignore the corruption all around them, not doing anything about it as they watched whistle blowers being targeted, fired and their life ruined…while… Read more »
Jo3n
@ANutterVet, you are right on. I’m positive that I have no clue how to fix this wreck, the VA. Last time I went to VA, I asked around and found one in six, of the Veterans waiting, had access to a computer. Of the twenty I spoke with, fourteen had been waiting for over an hour. Six had appointments with the same nurse at the same time. All six of them had been there over an hour. The VA has… Read more »
namnibor
“[Rather than be terminated, Eskenazi was allowed to move to a different part of the agency, Human Resources.]” ^THAT is akin to a Brinks Truck Security Detail getting caught with stolen $$$ in their pockets at end of shift and instead of firing them, promoting them to count the $$$ before it gets loaded into the Brinks Trucks. Human Resources *should be* for individuals with proven ethics and judgment and character; all of which, Eskenazi had little or none of.… Read more »
91Veteran

Human Resources at one time used to be considered a sensitive position because of the personal data they had access to.

Imagine what this clown could do having access to the personal data of others in management at the VA.

Perhaps that’s why she dodged getting fired. Having access to a little dirt before getting access to all the dirt.

namnibor

“Pre-Dirt”, now, that’s deep!

ANutterVet

@Namnibor – Shootz Nam, that’s lower than pre-biotics. Were getting close to the elementals here. Soon, and very soon, . . .

Ex va

@namnibor is pre-dirt s***? ROFL!

ANutterVet

Off Topic – Dallas Green 1934-2017 of Philadelphia Phillies died today. My uncle went to school with him. Although, we never got free home game baseball tickets. Condolences to your family Dallas.

Genius H Kennard
At your VA in your city and state start asking higher-ups and employees at the VA what they actually do there like i do, i have become a spy because they have refused to pay me since applying for benefits in Oct. 2008 and they have verbally acknowledged what is in my Service Treatment Medical Records and even the new guy David Shulkin acknowledged the same in writing to me so what’s taking sooooo long? I need to start a… Read more »
Ex va
I would like to say that the interviews Ben Krause has done these few weeks have been excellent. The interviewers referred to Ben many times because Ben is on top of these issues and can see the patterns of abuse among the so called normal business operations of the department of veterans affairs. Thank you Ben for all your work and the exposure to this corruption within the va agency. I do thank God for you and the other bloggers… Read more »
LP

I finally got enough brain power together to be able to fill out the eForm to possibly get a lawyer involved in my case against the VA. Since the ‘care’ provided keeps getting worse the longer and harder I fight back.
One Infantryman is a hell of a force, but damn it, sometimes ya have to call in air support and arty. If that fails, fall back and get more fucking guys…

Crazy elf

“I love the smell of napalm early in the morning!” Air strikes put the fear of GOD in our enemy!

ANutterVet
@LP- Before you turn the light on, cockroaches feel the wind even before you see them. Therefore they scatter all over the place to seek cover. This is how these dirt bag VA employees act. Guide the semi-fluid gel like material into the middle of the pact [more effective], and don’t forget the impact exploding dye packs to mark those who are able to get away. Oh, and make sure that you thoroughly check out your new counselor. There are… Read more »
91Veteran

Or nuke em from orbit.

It’s the only way to be sure.

ANutterVet

Crispy critters.

Crazy elf
This just out from; “The Alex Jones Show” – David Knight reporting. Titled; “RyanO-Care Rejects Vets, Keeps Alien Coverage!” dated 22 Mar 2017 (12:23 min. long) It looks like, according to Rep. Rand Paul, that it “… won’t pass!” Seems many are against the bill. They’re 7+ members shy of it passing! Possibly more by tomorrow! Also, a Quote from the article; “…Last minute changes removes coverage for up to 7 million veterans, while keeping coverage for foreign citizens!” This… Read more »
ANutterVet

@Crazy elf – And, it is very misleading to think that Roll-Over Ryan has the backs of Veterans. I sure hope that the “Donald” don’t listen to ROR’s nincompoop suggestions of screwing Veterans over even more.

91Veteran
I read an article about that earlier Crazy Elf. Seems the language covering vets was in a bill, but they’ve been pushing it through so fast it got changed at some point, and the language got left out. Or at least that was the excuse given. I don’t know what the hell they are thinking pushing it through so fast. …and NO language should include illegal aliens. If that is included in the final version, it will piss off a… Read more »
namnibor
You all know that IBM and their WATSON Supercomputer has a megatron contract with the VA, right?! I just heard on my local news a quick quip that IBM is planning a massive hiring of Veterans and the huge difference is IBM is **not** requiring “degrees” for these positions (?), where any “non-Vet” would need a degree; IBM plans to do some sort of on the job apprenticeships or something. This may well be all and good but step through… Read more »
Disgruntled Veteran

Bolt sticking out of a veteran’s neck – – – while not ideal – – – is still WAY less intrusive than some of the crap the VA would like/try to do to us. Kolohe Pilikia loves it. Her sister not so much yet.

Just home from getting my Girlies a new bed for the living room. Lots of messages to read from my favorite forum. And of course, TZ’s work against me.

Disgruntled Veteran

My comment posted Helter Skelter. Should have read:

Bolts sticking out of a veteran’s neck – – – while not ideal – – – is still WAY less intrusive than some of the crap the VA would like/try to do to us.

Just home from getting my Girlies a new bed for the living room. Kolohe Pilikia loves it. Her sister not so much yet.

Lots of messages to read from my favorite forum. And of course, TZ’s work against me.

cj

Damn I am an idiot, I been staring at the comments waiting for someone to post someting.

Disgruntled Veteran

STOP that right now, CJ. You are NOT an idiot. Sometimes my wife finds me staring at the screen, then when she asks me what time I think it is – – – I am usually between 30 min to 2 hrs off the real time.

Happens to a lot of us. Goes with the territory of getting to be an old combat vet.

How you feeling tonight?

cj

@Disgruntled Veteran: After that last laugh I kinda feel like a kid again….cheapest facelift ever. Hows you?

Disgruntled Veteran

Still alive. Positive sign. More Admin Crapola with the State Gov in AM. Thought computers supposed to reduce amount of paperwork. Only thing I can see they have done is to increase the rate at which the forests are being cut down to make printer paper.

OLDMARINE
….NAMNIBOR i think you nailed on this one………I wonder what kind of tax exemption a huge co. gets additionally that already has Uncle Sam by the balls and at same time producing soon to be weapons used against us for IRAN?……………when I got out of the jarhead group in the 70’s worked at TRW in euclid OHIO we made jet engine fan blades ,sidewinder missiles and torpedoes casings. the place was loaded with vet’s working there bet they had a… Read more »
OLDMARINE

I just remembered that their tax break was only good while you where in training

NiteWish

While employed at Education Management Corp Carol DiBattiste, received $2.2 million in compensation, including a $484,000 bonus for the fiscal year 2014. The bonuses were guaranteed by her employment contracts & not tied to performance & now she works for the Board of Veterans’ Appeals. Big Money earner in her past now working for the VA for $182,396. LoL

Dennis
Gosh, if this person is corrupt as it seems, we will have to add her to the list of known liars, armed robbers, thieves, child molesters, drug felons, drug pushers, drug users, officials engaged in malfeasance, misconduct, coercion, felony neglect, and employees that otherwise cover up for those listed above, right? Assuming we start counting at number one and progress down the list, I wonder what line number her name would be on? I wonder if we should group them… Read more »
Jo3n

Before I read Dennis, I am sure I had a thought that pertained. Oh well… I’m quite sure that we understood that Carol D., said, “the time to give back”, when talking about the pay difference. I’m looking forward to keep up with what she does. She’s is either what she says she is, which is, for the Veterans. Or she won’t. We shall know soon.

Disgruntled Veteran

Why when I heard Carol say “Give back” was I thinking the next three words should have been “more VA Bullshit”?

Ex va

@cj, you up?

ANutterVet
Below is a paragraph from Laura Eskenazi’s departure letter; “Thank you for the opportunity to learn with you. As I have said to many of you over the years, leadership is a humbling experience – and if you do not feel humility, you have not truly led. I leave behind some fond memories. I wish you the best, and hope that the tenets of integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect, and excellence always shine brightly as you strive to carry out the… Read more »
Ex va

@ANutterVet, well stated. Good to see you!

Disgruntled Veteran

OutSTANDing Rant, ANutterVet. On Target. On Time.

ANutterVet

Shootz DV, I forgot what I said. Pin the sicko badge onto your T-shirt, there you Kaimaaina.

Disgruntled Veteran

Shootz Bumbai! K Brah We Chance Um. Your analysis of a departure letter paragraph. Brilliant work.

ANutterVet

@Disgruntled Veteran – Tanks Brah, I try. I no like da kine shit in dere dat agency. I found out that the longer I’ve been on the E Coast, I lost a lot of the pigeon.

Disgruntled Veteran

Remember the old expression “Either shit or get off the pot?” Was the VA’s shit that put me on the pot innah first place. No joke.

ANutterVet

I know. Feel the same way. Didn’t even know that I had residuals from active duty. I thought I had it all under control. Then it came back a creeping like Columbian sleep smoke.

cj

@Ex va: Hey Ex, yes I am still awake. How are your tonight?

Ex va

@cj, doing good. Sore throat but it is not bad. The weather a little warmer today.

ANutterVet

@Ex va – Hey Brother, how are you doing? I’m going to up for a short period.

Ex va

@ANutterVet, doing good. I am glad to see you around here today. Not the same without you. LOL!

cj

@ANutterVet: Hey Nutter, how are you?………I know…….stupid question, I couldn’t help myself lol.

ANutterVet

I’m running on anxiety. Been up and down all day today. Didn’t get too much done though. CJ, did you get your system up and running? Ex, you doing ok tonight?

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