The head of the Pentagon "had no bad intentions" in hiding his health condition

Lloyd Austin / Photo EPA-EFE/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

The Pentagon has released the results of a 30-day investigation that effectively absolves US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin of responsibility for secret hospitalizations in December and January, British media reported.

The report is unlikely to quell political furor or dampen Austin's expected hearings by US congressmen later this week. The Pentagon chief will have to appear before the House Armed Services Committee for a hearing on the matter.

British media recall that Austin did not tell President Joe Biden about his prostate cancer surgery in December and hospitalization in January.

The report, prepared by Pentagon officials, states that "nothing investigated during the inspection showed signs of bad faith or an attempt to cover up the situation."

Secretary Austin also reviewed the report.

Earlier this month, Austin apologized for not telling the president and senior military officials about his recent prostate cancer diagnosis, adding that the health scare he experienced was a real blow to him.

Lawmakers from both parties criticized Austin for not reporting his diagnosis and subsequent hospitalization. Some prominent Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, have called for Austin to be removed from office.

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