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In this undated Gwinnett County Police Department photo, Master Police Officer Robert McDonald poses for an official portrait. McDonald, has been terminated and is under investigation after authorities say he kicked a handcuffed Demetrius Bryan Hollins in the head during a traffic stop, according to the Police department. (Gwinnett County Police Department via AP)

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In this photo taken Feb. 25, 206, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald speaks in Washington. Republicans are criticizing McDonald after he compared wait times to receive VA health care to the hours people wait for rides at Disney theme parks. McDonald has told reporters on Monday, May 23, 2016, that the VA should not use wait times as a measure of success because Disney doesn't either. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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As fresh doubts emerged about the Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix, Republicans renewed criticism of President Obama and VA Secretary Robert McDonald for failing to improve benefits for veterans. (Associated Press)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, first lady Michelle Obama and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole gave a special salute to veterans’ caregivers during a Hidden Heroes Coalition Summit in May 2015. (Associated Press)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Feb. 11, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald fired back at Congress for punishing the scandal-ridden agency by cutting the president's proposed funding. In remarks to the American Legion's annual convention, he accused lawmakers of using the VA to score political points, making it a place where "the needs of veterans are secondary to ideology." (Associated Press)

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VA Secretary Robert McDonald, who took over in July amid a scandal over delayed care and phony waiting lists at VA hospitals, has pledged to stop the agency's pattern of punishing whistleblowers. (Associated Press) ** FILE **

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President Obama met with Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald at the Phoenix VA Medical Center on March 15. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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President Barack Obama speaks next to new VA Secretary Robert McDonald during a meeting on veterans issues at the Phoenix VA Medical Center on March 13, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald embellished his record to a homeless veteran in Los Angeles who said he had been a member of the special forces before his current hard times. (Associated Press)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald says the "I CARE" principles "focus our minds on our mission of caring and thereby guide our actions toward service to others." "I CARE" stands for integrity, commitment, advocacy, respect and excellence. (Associated Press)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, before the House Veterans' Affairs Committee hearing on the Department of Veterans Affairs budget. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, tapped to clean up the VA after reports of secret waiting lists and botched care, took office with a vow to protect whistleblowers. (Associated Press)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald, left, and U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen listen to the "Star-Spangled Banner" before McDonald's speech at the American Veterans national convention on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz).

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Newly confirmed Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald was greeted with a lawsuit over the VA's treatment of sexual assault victims. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This July 22, 2014 file photo shows Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington. House and Senate negotiators have approved a $17 billion compromise bill to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs and reform a program scandalized by veterans' long waits for health care and VA workers falsifying records to cover up delays. The action comes as the Senate is set to vote Tuesday to confirm former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new VA secretary, replacing Acting Secretary Sloan Gibson. (AP Photo)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald of Ohio testifies before a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings to examine his nomination to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

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Veterans Affairs Secretary nominee Robert McDonald of Ohio testifies before a Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hearings to examine his nomination to be Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. (AP Photo)

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If approved by Congress, Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, will inherit a full plate. (Associated Press)

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If approved by Congress, Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee as the next Veterans Affairs secretary, will inherit a full plate. (Associated Press)