"None of us saw the patient neglect that we saw in images that were on the screen" at the hearing, Caldwell insisted.
Patton testified, "I never directed subordinates, nor received orders from superiors that the visit from the inspector general be delayed for political reasons." He recalled that the subject of the 2010 elections came up briefly during discussions, but insisted that the subject had "no relationship" to the hospital investigation.
Moorefield, the deputy inspector general, added, "No, we never received any indication there was any attempt ... to delay our investigation ... or turn it off."
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