AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana

When Dr. Sam Foote blew the lid off of the corruption and wait lists at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, it triggered a firestorm that culminated in VA Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation and led to a nationwide call to fix the chronically troubled department. But Foote, and many other whistleblowers who followed him, say they faced a culture of intimidation and retribution from their decision to shed light on the troubles.

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DoD photo by Glenn Fawcett

President Barack Obama accepted the resignation of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki today, an enormous development in a widening scandal of veterans not receiving medical care from the VA.

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