Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate opens wider - FBI investigation embarrasses the White House
Posted on 06/21/2009 8:29:18 PM PDT by pissant
President Obama's excuses for firing AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin look weaker every day. The FBI has opened an investigation into a Sacramento program formerly run by a close ally of President Obama's, giving credence to the IG's work.
The president fired Mr. Walpin June 11 after Mr. Walpin filed two reports critical of Obama friends. The highest-profile of the two reports focused on misuse of funds at Sacramento's St. Hope Academy, then run by former NBA star Kevin Johnson before Mr. Johnson was elected Sacramento's mayor in November. Mr. Johnson was a frequent stump speaker for Mr. Obama during last year's campaign and has claimed in TV interviews to be particularly good friends with first lady Michelle Obama.
The inspector general detailed numerous irregularities in St. Hope's use of AmeriCorps funds, including AmeriCorps grantees being used to wash Mr. Johnson's car. Mr. Walpin complained vociferously, though, that acting U.S. Attorney Lawrence G. Brown had negotiated far too lenient a settlement of the charges against Mayor Johnson and St. Hope.
In turn, the U.S. attorney filed a complaint against Mr. Walpin, charging him with unethical behavior throughout the investigation. The White House fired Mr. Walpin long before the relevant committee would have finished its assessment of the U.S. attorney's complaint.
As The Washington Times reported in a previous editorial, U.S. Attorney Brown's complaint included at least two major, easily discernible errors of fact. Many other complaints against Mr. Walpin, both by Mr. Brown and by other AmeriCorps officials, were strangely petty in nature.
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I’m surely ready for it. Who will do it? That is the question.
This story will get major play in the state run media - NOT!
This must be sent to Rush and Sean.
I never thought I would say this but.... thank god the FBI is looking into this (ok, I need some tylenol now)
Head of the FBI will probably be next for them doing this.
No need to worry. Some low level punk will be the fall guy.
He will be punished by being reassigned to a tropical resort, couting gambling receipts.
oh please oh please oh please let this be the beginning of the fall for this crooked bisexual Chicago con artist of a politician and his manly wife!
Psalms 9:15-16 The heathen are sunk down in the pit that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah.
Maybe the authorities are just giving them enough rope to hang themselves....
We’ve got 500 posts of news releases etc. on the Chicago Crime repository thread now. If that much is public knowledge and out in the MSM, think what the FBI and FItzpatrick must have.
“You don't play by our rules, we'll fire you. And when we do, we'll so ruin your reputation you'll never find work again.”
Stop being a jerk. Discuss or shut up.
But he won. “He Won.” That means he gets to do anything he wants, doesn’t it? I mean, president is just like being king.
Glenn Beck has been all over this.
He has said that there is probably a Pulitzer worthy story in it IF anyone would truly investigate and write it up.
Let’s hope the investigation keeps going strong. A tie in to ACCORN would be nice.
Walpin is amazing and One Million Percent credible, if you have had the pleasure of listening to him.
What a difference a day makes (1/19/09 vs. 1/20/09)!!
Hoping against hope that the 0bama is seriously embarassed over this. This was an intensely crappy thing to do to a guy who was widely respected and without any question whatsoever doing his job.
The FBI needs to investigate who stole Barry's shoes and replaced them with these ugly @$$ Viet Cong sandals. No really...he's just wearing them to get the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Trannies, Pedophiles, and Beasties Coalition back on his team, right?
what about these friends of Obama? Why isn't the FBI investigating them for the murder of a police officer? Instead Obama's DoJ is telling San Francisco police officers to shut up about who murdered one of their own almost 40 years ago. 40 years!
The man is sharp as a tack.
Remember on Beck’s tree one trunk is Americorp with nuts hanging off it.
Look into the other part of Walpin’s investigation Americorp and UNYC, I think you’ll find it there....
Ruh Ro, FBI not good even in Chicago. Time for Johnson to resign.
Pray for America
There is much more to this. Wheeler says BO wants people to think it was to protect Johnson when in fact that is a red herring....he wants us to have our eyes on this and not the money that has been authorized for this AmeriCorp group. An organization set up by Clinton. Much more going on here than firing of this inspector general.
Am sure there IS a tie-in here; and believe Beck mentioned this. So many groups tied into - and around - ACORN; it is mind boggling. Beck explaining origins - by way of SDS and et al and ad nausem. . .in the worst way.
Does GlennBeck.com have the tree posted yet?
Oh the Lord will. The question is when. Be still and know that I am God comes to mind.
Looks like there’s a pretty good trail leading right back to the WH.
There were emails destroyed that should lead to an obstruction of justice charge for someone. Dummies think if they deleate them they’re safe. Walpin staff members are stepping up to the plate and cooperating with FBI.
0bama had him fired. If it now turns out that his firing was nothing but a cover up for bigger crimes it should be real hard to spin any kind of plausible deniability as a shield for the Big Zer0. This story is a big step in making that case.
Nixon stepped down because he tried to cover up a crime committed by others.....At first appearance since this Johnson is an admitted friend of MO and BO, it seems that there may have been some pay to play involved. BTW the hospital board members where MO worked are getting investigated for admitting none qualified students for pay....I keep thinking the IRS needs to take a look at the spending vs income ratio/records of this couple.
Rush away for a day or two, IIRC.
The difference is that the MSM hated Nixon, but they love BO.
Just checked and the answer appears to be no. Wish he did; great graphic to share...with an Obama supporter. That said; guess we can draw our conclusions - or rather - our own trees./lol
Tip of the iceberg?
Walpin also reported irregularities concerning the CUNY grant which involved more money than Project HOPE.
I have yet to see all ^those^ details fleshed out anywhere.
I also think that the CUNY irregularities are where we would see Michelle’s imprint.
Don’t you think that they have already seen this?
I smell an Obama impeachment brewing!
BTW Obama, when will we see your birth certficate?