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The Pentagon’s inspector general announced on Monday that it had received allegations about Jackson’s conduct and is now reviewing “what investigations or actions are warranted regarding these allegations and complaints.”
“The DoD Inspector General has received the allegations and is assessing what investigations and reviews have already been conducted related to these issues, any jurisdictional issues that may relate to the allegations, and the scope of the allegations and complaints related to these issues. The Inspector General's office will determine what investigations or actions are warranted regarding these allegations and complaints,” Pentagon spokesman Tom Crosson said in a statement to ABC News.
The possible new inquiry comes on the heels of reports that Vice President Mike Pence’s personal physician privately raised alarms about Jackson’s behavior last fall.
Pence’s physician alleges that Jackson may have violated privacy protections for the vice president's wife, Karen Pence, which resulted in intimidating and angry behavior by Jackson, in memos written by the vice president's physician and obtained by CNN.
A White House official confirmed to ABC News that Vice President Pence's chief of staff, Nick Ayers, brought the concerns of the vice president's physician to the attention of chief of staff John Kelly last fall.
Ayers also advised the physician to bring concerns through the proper channels at the White House Medical Unit.
The vice president's press secretary, Alyssa Farah, told ABC News that the physician "brought the issue to Mr. Ayers, who appropriately referred the matter to the proper channels."
Farah said Mrs. Pence "has been briefed on all the facts related to a private matter regarding her health care. She is grateful for the professional care she received from all White House medical personnel who resolved the matter quickly. She considers the matter closed and has no further comment on the situation."