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  • FLASHBACK: Obama Illegally Fired an Inspector General to Protect a Sexual Predator

    05/18/2020 7:05:16 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies ^ | 5/18/2020 | matt margolis
    On Friday, Trump fired the inspector general of the State Department, Steve Linick. In accordance with the 2008 Inspector General Reform Act, which protects inspectors general from being fired without cause, Trump informed Congress in writing about the intent to fire Linick, expressing that he no longer had the “fullest confidence” in Linick, who was appointed to that position in 2013 by Barack Obama. Democrats naturally have come out of the woodwork to express their faux outrage, and to launch an investigation into the firing over allegations that Trump acted to protect Pompeo. But where were these Democrats in 2009...
  • Grassley demands Trump answer for firing State Department watchdog who 'failed' in Steele dossier inquiry

    05/16/2020 8:48:11 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 69 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 05/16/2020 | Jerry Dunleavy
    A top Republican senator demanded a deeper explanation from President Trump about his removal of the State Department watchdog while criticizing the ousted inspector general over a flawed investigation into British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s dossier.
  • Whistle-blower Complaint is The Schiff Dossier – Devin Nunes Discusses .....

    09/27/2019 1:05:47 PM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies ^ | 9/27/19 | sundance
    48 Hours after the Trump-Zelenskyy phone call transcript has been made public, and 24 hours after the “whistleblower’ complaint is made public, Things are now becoming much more clear… The whistleblower complaint is the “Schiff Dossier.” After the 2018 mid-terms, and in preparation for the House “impeachment” strategy, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler hired Lawfare Group members to become committee staff. Chairman Schiff hired former SDNY U.S. Attorney Daniel Goldman (link), and Chairman Nadler hired Obama Administration lawyer Norm Eisen and criminal defense attorney Barry Berke (link), all are within the Lawfare...
  • Malkin: The Comeuppance of Creepy Obama Crony Kevin Johnson

    10/15/2015 1:38:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | October 16, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    The fit finally hit the shan for Sacramento mayor and former NBA star Kevin Johnson. His latest troubles are a stark reminder of the despicable White House role in railroading a vigilant government watchdog who red-flagged Johnson's corruption years ago. Sports fans buzzed last week after ESPN shelved a documentary celebrating Johnson's efforts to keep the Sacramento Kings basketball team in his city. The public relations disaster came at the hands of the weekly Sacramento News & Review, which has published damning reports all year long on Johnson's use of public resources for personal gain — along with sports website...
  • Gerald Walpin, inspector general fired by Obama, dies

    06/26/2016 3:34:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-24-2016 | Byron York
    Gerald Walpin, the inspector general who was at the center of controversy in 2009 when he was fired by the White House amid an investigation of an Obama friend, died today. He was 84. Walpin's son-in-law, Allan Tananbaum, said Walpin was struck by a car while crossing a street in Manhattan. Walpin was fired in June 2009 for his investigation of the misuse of money in AmeriCorps, the service organization that was part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, where Walpin served as inspector general. The investigation focused on Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star who became mayor...
  • Why the IRS IG Stopped with an Audit

    06/14/2013 2:59:47 PM PDT · by vietvet67 · 4 replies
    NRO ^ | June 14, 2013 | Gerald Walpin
    Among all the unanswered questions about the IRS’s illegal targeting of conservative organizations, one is most crucial: Who ordered this extreme scrutiny? Amazingly, IRS inspector general J. Russell George, responsible for the investigation asking those questions about the IRS, has testified that he did not obtain that information. Details of that testimony are interesting. Representative Tom Graves (R., Ga.) asked, “Have you asked the individuals who ordered them to use this extra scrutiny to punish, or penalize, or postpone, or deny?” George turns around to confer with his assistant. Just the fact that the inspector general had to confer to...
  • Former Obama lawyer admits deceiving Congress

    12/10/2011 7:09:07 AM PST · by Perdogg · 47 replies
    Remember the Gerald Walpin affair? Republican Sen. Charles Grassley does. Walpin was the inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the organization that runs the AmeriCorps service program. In June 2009, Walpin received a call from Norman Eisen, who was then the Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform. Eisen told Walpin he had an hour to either resign or be fired. Eisen's call appeared to violate the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act, which is designed to protect inspectors general from political interference. The Act requires the president to give Congress 30 days'...
  • Gerald Walpin loses appeal; court guts protections for agency watchdogs

    01/04/2011 10:40:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 4, 2011 | Byron York
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia has rejected fired AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin's lawsuit seeking reinstatement to his job. In a ruling issued Tuesday morning, the three-judge panel -- one appointed by the first President Bush, another appointed by President Clinton, and the third appointed by the second President Bush -- agreed with a lower-court ruling that Walpin does not have a "clear and indisputable right" to his former job. In June 2009, Walpin was the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the AmeriCorps service program. He had...
  • Inspector general wants hearing with fair judge (Good piece on entire Walpin illegal firing)

    09/06/2010 9:50:04 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 4 replies
    WND ^ | September 5, 2010 | Brian Fitzpatrick
    WASHINGTON – Fired Inspector General Gerald Walpin is asking that his lawsuit challenging his abrupt and apparently illegal dismissal by the Obama administration be reinstated – and he wants a new judge assigned to the case. A Washington Times editorial published Sept. 1 suggests that District Judge Richard W. Roberts has not presided over Walpin's case with professional impartiality. The editorial details extensive personal and professional ties between Roberts and Obama Attorney General Eric Holder, the boss of the Department of Justice lawyers defending the administration against Walpin's suit. ~snip~ Roberts dismissed Walpin's suit on June 17 of this year,...
  • Fired inspector general appeals to win job back

    07/02/2010 12:11:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | July 2, 2010 | Sam Stanton
    Gerald Walpin, whose lawsuit to win back his job as inspector general overseeing the Americorps program was dismissed two weeks ago, has filed an appeal in the case. Walpin, who was fired by President Barack Obama during his dogged efforts to investigate Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C.,...
  • Walpin defeat means president can fire IGs at will

    06/19/2010 7:07:01 PM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies · 1,072+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6/19/2010 | Byron York
    A federal judge in Washington has dismissed the wrongful-termination lawsuit filed by Gerald Walpin, the AmeriCorps inspector general who was fired last year by President Obama.  And not just dismissed; if the decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Roberts stands, in the future the White House will be able fire other inspectors general as it fired Walpin without fear of legal consequences. The law requires the president to give Congress 30 days’ notice, plus an explanation, before firing an inspector general, but Walpin was summarily dismissed by the White House without notice to Congress or explanation on June 10, 2009. ...
  • Former watchdog Walpin loses suit over firing

    06/18/2010 12:35:54 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 24 replies · 1,174+ views
    Politico ^ | June 18, 2010 | Josh Gerstein
    A federal agency inspector general fired last year by President Barack Obama amid claims of bizarre and incompetent behavior, Gerald Walpin, has lost the first round in his legal bid to win back his job.On Thursday, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Roberts threw out a lawsuit Walpin brought in an attempt to be restored to his position at the Corporation for National and Community Service, which runs Americorps and other programs. Walpin has claimed that his firing was political retaliation for his opposition to wasteful spending by the agency and for his aggressive investigation of a friend of Obama, Sacramento Mayor and former...
  • EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate swings wide open--Two big new twists on anniversary of IG firing

    06/16/2010 6:13:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 16 replies · 1,346+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | June 16, 2010 | Editorial
    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....
  • EDITORIAL: Obama team honors Walpin-gate transgressor

    06/11/2010 1:22:07 PM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies · 316+ views
    Only in the Obama administration would a public official sanctioned for a form of malfeasance be honored as a speaker by the same organization that sanctioned him. It helps, of course, when he is a self-proclaimed Friend of the First Couple. It also doesn't hurt that the administration already found it politically convenient to fire the inspector general, Gerald Walpin, who blew the whistle on his misdeeds.Still, the public should consider it a brazen affront for this administration to feature Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson as a key speaker at a major conference sponsored later this month by the Corporation for...
  • EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate reopens--Fired inspector general files a new court petition

    05/27/2010 1:03:02 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 5 replies · 456+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | May 26, 2010 | Editorial
    Republican senators ought to place an open and immediate hold upon the nomination of Jon A. Hatfield as inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). The legislative hold is necessary not to question Mr. Hatfield's fitness for the job, but to insist that the job itself should not yet be deemed open. The former inspector general (IG), the improperly dismissed Gerald Walpin, filed a motion in court May 20 to force a judge to stop ignoring his lawsuit for reinstatement. Until he receives his day in court, no replacement should be confirmed. President Obama dismissed the...
  • A “Confused” Judge? (Excellent article on Gerald Walpin by CT trial lawyer)

    04/01/2010 3:32:43 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 1,161+ views
    Connecticut Law Tribune ^ | March 29, 2010 | Karen Lee Torre
    So, I’m asking. What’s happening with Gerald Walpin’s lawsuit against the Obama administration? Walpin was the former inspector general overseeing the “Corporation for National and Community Service,” the entity that runs AmeriCorps. His job was to detect and eradicate fraud and waste in the spending of nearly one billion taxpayer dollars. Last June, Walpin was suddenly fired by the Obama administration. Now why would Obama do that? Coincidentally (yes, I’m tongue-in-cheek here) Walpin and his able staff of fraud detectors were at the time completing an investigation into suspected misuse of nearly one million taxpayer dollars granted to St....
  • Lid blows off Obama's forgotten scandal

    03/02/2010 7:27:28 PM PST · by Man50D · 30 replies · 2,770+ views ^ | March 02, 2010 | Drew Zahn
    An updated investigation report on the scandal known as "Walpingate" adds fuel to the suspicion that President Obama may have fired Gerald Walpin, an independent inspector general, as an illegal act of political cronyism and revenge. "Throughout our investigation of Mr. Walpin's removal, the White House has repeatedly communicated that the president was not motivated by inappropriate political reasons," said Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., one of the authors of the updated report. "The fact is Gerald Walpin led an aggressive investigation of a political ally of President Obama that successfully recovered taxpayer dollars. While firing an investigator who uncovered the...
  • EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate gets rusty--Ousted inspector general's case is still being stonewalled

    02/16/2010 9:46:55 AM PST · by jazusamo · 9 replies · 460+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 16, 2010 | Editorial
    Lawyers learn early that if they are in danger of losing a case, their best strategy is to delay it. With the help of a friendly judge, that seems to be the Obama administration's strategy in the case of fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin. It is past time for the case to move forward. Mr. Walpin was fired in June after releasing two reports critical of close allies of President Obama's. As a senator, Mr. Obama was a leading co-sponsor of a 2008 law requiring that inspectors general receive 30 days' notice before being fired and that Congress receive...
  • Biggest Misreported/Unreported Stories of 2009

    12/31/2009 12:48:58 PM PST · by Always Right · 12 replies · 600+ views
    Various | 12/31/2009 | Always Right
    Biggest Misreported/Unreported Stories of 2009   6.  Van Jones ResignationAppointed the Green Jobs Czar by Obama, Van Jones came under attack (mostly by Glen Beck) for being an advocate for Marxism and signing a petition that suggested the US government was involved in the 9-11 terrorist’s attacks.   After several weeks and numerous controversial tapes, Van Jones resigned at midnight on a Saturday.  The mainstream media barely touched the story, which was only a blip on some of the Sunday news shows after his resignation. 5.  ACORN TapesJames O’Keefe and Hannah Giles, investigative journalists, posed as a pimp and a prostitute to...
  • White House Blocks Testimony by First Lady's Ex-Top Aide in Walpin Case

    12/22/2009 1:44:45 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies · 2,315+ views
    White House Blocks Testimony by First Lady's Ex-Top Aide in Walpin Case Republican efforts to interview a former top aide to Michelle Obama in the controversial case of a fired inspector general have been stymied by the White House, the the top Republican looking into the case said Tuesday Republican efforts to interview a former top aide to Michelle Obama in the controversial case of a fired inspector general have been stymied by the White House, the top Republican looking into the case said Tuesday. The White House counsel's office has blocked Republican investigators from interviewing Jackie Norris, former chief...