Pentagon investigating 's 'candy man' doctor Ronny Jackson

The Pentagon has formally opened an investigation into Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who pulled his name from consideration for Veterans Affairs secretary last week. 

Jackson is under review by the Department of Defense's inspector general, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Charges against Jackson were not outlined, but he withdrew as 's VA nominee after Democrats led by Montana Sen. Jon Tester levied a series of allegations against him that would end his career if they're found to be valid.

The Pentagon has formally opened an investigation into Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who pulled his name from consideration for Veterans Affairs secretary last week 

The Pentagon has formally opened an investigation into Ronny Jackson, the White House physician who pulled his name from consideration for Veterans Affairs secretary last week 

says the Secret Service told him that they have been unable to confirm, and have in fact denied, claims that Jackson excessively drank on the job, passed out pills like they were candy, led a hostile work environment and crashed a government vehicle while drunk driving.

The Pentagon said Tuesday that it would conduct its own probe of Jackson, an active duty military doctor, however. 

Jackson is no longer the president's personal physician after accepting 's offer to lead the VA. 

Navy veteran Dr. Sean Conley assumed those duties following Jackson's nomination and remains in that role.

Jackson is currently serving as a 'deputy assistant' to President  in the medical unit. The White House has declined to provide a job description for him.

'Rear Admiral Ronny Jackson is currently on active duty, assigned to the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President,' White House spokesman Raj Shah said.

'Despite published reports, there are no personnel announcements at this time,' he

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