Mark Flatten, senior investigative reporter for the Washington Examiner, sat down with the Examiner's Steve Doty to discuss the Department of Veterans Affairs and the ongoing scandal that has plagued the agency. Flatten has covered the VA exclusively for nearly two years and has been reporting on the disability claims backlog within the VA for years.

In this video, Mark Flatten discusses the ongoing scandals within the department and why things have gotten as bad as they have. Widespread cultural problems within the department have led to disability claims backlogs and eventually the resignation of VA Secretary Eric Shinseki, Flatten argues.

You can catch all of Mark's work on the Washington Examiner's Watchdog page as he continues to dive deep into a scandal that has made national headlines for months.