The Justice Department isn’t just facing questions about the Trump-Russia fiasco. Now they have declined to prosecute two senior Veterans Affairs Department executives after lawmakers accused them of misleading Congress about massive cost overruns at a Denver-area VA hospital.
The House Veterans Affairs Committee asked Justice to conduct a perjury investigation last fall, claiming these executives repeatedly gave false testimony that masked serious problems with the hospital construction project that rose to nearly three times what was estimated.
The Justice Department told lawmakers in a May 19 letter that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado released the letter to The Associated Press on Thursday.
The decision means no one has yet been fired or charged since the cost of the hospital ballooned to nearly $1.7 billion, almost triple earlier estimates.