Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate swings wide open--Two big new twists on anniversary of IG firing
Posted on 06/16/2010 6:13:35 PM PDT by jazusamo
One year to the day after illegally firing AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin, the Obama administration is scrambling to ward off further embarrassments related to the case. On Friday, Mr. Walpin's lawsuit for reinstatement moved forward another step. For this tempest to be raging a full year later shows how badly the administration botched the situation from the start.
On June 11, 2009, President Obama fired Mr. Walpin without explanation to Congress despite having co-sponsored a law as senator that required such an explanation before an inspector general could be dismissed. The most public dispute between the administration and Mr. Walpin involved the IG's efforts to sanction Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, a former NBA star and self-proclaimed friend of the first couple, for a series of ethical and financial improprieties in Mr. Johnson's use of AmeriCorps grants.
On June 9, 2010, The Washington Times broke the story that AmeriCorps' parent, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), ignored its own sanctions against Mr. Johnson for infractions admitted by the mayor by featuring him in an honored speaking slot at the upcoming National Conference on Volunteering and Service June 28 through 30 in New York. By June 11 - the anniversary of the firing - CNCS executives made a series of frantic phone calls that resulted in Mr. Johnson being scrubbed from the list of speakers and removed from the website...
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One of the lasting gifts of the Clinton Administration was unprecedented politicization of the judiciary. Clintons... the gift that keeps on giving.
A black Democrat in Obama’s pocket? Surely not.....
It’s that ‘Nation of Laws’ thing again! /sarc
Our judiciary is now corrupt.
Thanks for this. I’ve been trying to follow it.
Yep, worse than a STD. And pretty similar in some respects.
You bet...I’ve a lot of respect for Gerald Walpin, he’s sticking with this because he knows Obama broke the law and then tried to ignore it and make it go away. Walpin is not going to let it go away. :-)
For Walpin, truth is a way of life. He is a great man.
“For Walpin, truth is a way of life. He is a great man.”
So is Maj Gen Paul Vallely. These guys have got to get together and lead the charge.
Maj Gen Paul Vallely: We need to demand resignations of Obama, his cabinet, and members of Congress
And Im not talking only about Obama resigning for incompetence, corruptness, fraud, lying, and treasonous occurrences in his administration which are violations of his oath and violation of the Constitution, but also his entire political apparatus in Washington and those who contributed to the corruption.
At the rate of things...I don’t see this case wrapping up until spring of 2011. Walpin will win in court...without any doubt. If a new congress is sitting...and mostly Republican...they could ask for an independent prosecutor to explain more facts to them. As for what the court will award Walpin...this would be curious. He could get a fair amount of money....or maybe the court would order the administration to allow him to come right back (to finish up this report of his)...and this would explode by the summer of 2011.
I believe your assessment of this a good one and agree.
I honestly don’t think he’s in this for the money but the court could award it to him.
I pray he is reinstated and allowed to finish it up, like you say it will definitely explode and I’m pretty certain that’s exactly what he’d like to do. :)
Has Obama demanded that BP hire Walpin yet?
Seems like the illegal firing without cause of an IG who was investigating corruption linked to the POTUS would clearly satisfy the standard of “high crimes and misdemeanors”.
Agreed, and it’s a cut and dried case that Obama ignored the law. He then tried to make excuses by getting people to say Walpin was addled and confused which was an out right lie.
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