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3 inspector generals fired by Obama
Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:09 AM on j-body.org
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2009/06/not_just_walpin_three_igs_fire.html

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Gerald Walpin, who blew the whistle on the Mayor of Sacramento, whose organization paid back hundreds of thousands of dollars for misuse of federal community organizing funds, but faced no penalty. Note that Obama has slated billions for community organizing, and fired the IG in charge of investigating misuse.

Neil Barofsky, tasked with watching over the financial stimulus spending. Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten of the Chicago Tribune write:

...now Neil Barofsky is embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration that delayed one recent inquiry and sparked questions about his ability to freely investigate.

The disagreement stems from a claim by the Treasury Department that Barofsky is not entirely independent of the agency he is assigned to examine a claim that has prompted a stern letter from a Republican senator warning that agency officials are encroaching on the integrity of an office created to protect taxpayers.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, sent the letter Wednesday to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner demanding information about a "dispute over certain Treasury documents" that he said were being "withheld" from Barofsky's office on a "specious claim of attorney-client privilege."


Judith Gwynne:

Separately this week, the International Trade Commission told its acting inspector general, who is not subject to White House authority, that her contract would not be renewed.

Grassley had become concerned about her independence because of a report earlier in the year that an agency employee forcibly took documents from the acting inspector general.

"It is difficult to understand why the ITC would not have taken action to ensure that the ITC inspector general had the information necessary to do the job," Grassley wrote on Tuesday.

Less than three hours after the letter was e-mailed to the agency, the acting IG, Judith Gwynne, was told that her contract, which expires in early July, would not be renewed.


http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-tc-nw-inspectors-0617-0618jun18,0,5718990.story


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The firing drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats, who charged that it violated a new law passed last year to protect the independence of inspectors general by requiring 30 days notice and a full explanation to Congress of the dismissal of any IG.


a law that Obama voted on. hmmm...


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Re: 3 inspector generals fired by Obama
Thursday, June 18, 2009 11:18 AM on j-body.org






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Re: 3 inspector generals fired by Obama
Thursday, June 18, 2009 6:01 PM on j-body.org
FReQ GTO LS2 wrote:

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The firing drew criticism from Republicans and Democrats, who charged that it violated a new law passed last year to protect the independence of inspectors general by requiring 30 days notice and a full explanation to Congress of the dismissal of any IG.


a law that Obama voted on. hmmm...

Let's be more clear about this. It was a law that he co-authored, and hung his hat on during election season as one of his moves to bring ethical reform to the government. This is yet another glaring example of his hypocrisy. It's all about power with him. Gerald Walpin was investigating for a corporation with ties to ACORN, and the Mayor of Sacremento, who is a big Obama supporter. And he was investigating the board of trustees, who were the ones that requested his resignation. No conflict of interest there, either.






Re: 3 inspector generals fired by Obama
Monday, June 22, 2009 7:41 PM on j-body.org
That pic is the funniest thing I've seen in months.....love it.


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