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EDITORIAL: Walpin-gate opens wider - FBI investigation embarrasses the White House
Wash Times ^ | 6/21/09 | Ed. Staff

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: americorps; bho44; democrat; democrats; ig; impeach; impeachobama; larrysinclairslover; obama; walpin; walpingate
The punks in the marxist adminstration think they are above the law. Time to bitch slap them back to reality.
1 posted on 06/21/2009 8:29:19 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I’m surely ready for it. Who will do it? That is the question.


2 posted on 06/21/2009 8:31:25 PM PDT by mplsconservative
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To: pissant

This story will get major play in the state run media - NOT!


3 posted on 06/21/2009 8:32:45 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: Rembrandt

This must be sent to Rush and Sean.


4 posted on 06/21/2009 8:34:13 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: pissant

I never thought I would say this but.... thank god the FBI is looking into this (ok, I need some tylenol now)


5 posted on 06/21/2009 8:34:29 PM PDT by joesjane (The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling)
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To: pissant

Head of the FBI will probably be next for them doing this.


6 posted on 06/21/2009 8:36:17 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: joesjane

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.


7 posted on 06/21/2009 8:37:01 PM PDT by ak267
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To: pissant

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!


8 posted on 06/21/2009 8:37:06 PM PDT by MAD-AS-HELL (Hope and Change. Rhetoric embraced by the Insane - Obama, The Chump in Charge)
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To: pissant
I'd be surprised if the FBI 'investigation' is anything more than a whitewash.
Here's hoping that I'm pleasantly surprised, and that the LORD turns the evil onto those that would have done evil...

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.

9 posted on 06/21/2009 8:37:57 PM PDT by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: pissant

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.


10 posted on 06/21/2009 8:39:38 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: pissant
Typical Chicago thugocracy.

“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.”

11 posted on 06/21/2009 8:43:04 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The most dangerous fascists are those with a warm smile and soothing voice.)
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To: bergmeid

Stop being a jerk. Discuss or shut up.


12 posted on 06/21/2009 8:44:12 PM PDT by mojo114
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To: pissant

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.


13 posted on 06/21/2009 8:48:33 PM PDT by kenth
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To: pissant

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.


14 posted on 06/21/2009 8:52:28 PM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: pissant

Walpin is amazing and One Million Percent credible, if you have had the pleasure of listening to him.


15 posted on 06/21/2009 8:54:25 PM PDT by FormerACLUmember (When the past no longer illuminates the future, the spirit walks in darkness.)
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To: Rembrandt

What a difference a day makes (1/19/09 vs. 1/20/09)!!


16 posted on 06/21/2009 8:54:55 PM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: pissant

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.


17 posted on 06/21/2009 8:57:36 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (What kind of organization answers the phone if you call a suicide hotline in Gaza City?)
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To: pissant
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 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?

18 posted on 06/21/2009 9:03:09 PM PDT by RoadKingSE (How do you know that the light at the end of the tunnel isn't a muzzle flash ?)
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To: pissant
Of course others are to blame for the past almost 40 years.. not Obama; but..

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!

Justice Department: 'Zip it' on Ayers probe

Officer Down Memorial Page

19 posted on 06/21/2009 9:04:37 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: pissant
The New York Times has run one (1) story on this, June 18th, providing the White House defense.


20 posted on 06/21/2009 9:09:01 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: bergmeid
Listen to an hour long interview with Walpin on the Steve Malzber show.

The man is sharp as a tack.

21 posted on 06/21/2009 9:09:41 PM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: CriticalJ

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....


22 posted on 06/21/2009 9:13:28 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: pissant

Ruh Ro, FBI not good even in Chicago. Time for Johnson to resign.

Pray for America


23 posted on 06/21/2009 9:15:02 PM PDT by bray (Hope or Chains?)
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To: pissant

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.


24 posted on 06/21/2009 9:23:14 PM PDT by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: shield

you betcha.


25 posted on 06/21/2009 9:26:49 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: CriticalJ

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.


26 posted on 06/21/2009 9:26:59 PM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President))
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To: cricket

Does GlennBeck.com have the tree posted yet?


27 posted on 06/21/2009 9:28:47 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: El Cid

Oh the Lord will. The question is when. Be still and know that I am God comes to mind.


28 posted on 06/21/2009 9:40:44 PM PDT by humantech ("No one wants to live to see such evil times. Its what you do with the time you are given")
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To: pissant

Looks like there’s a pretty good trail leading right back to the WH.


29 posted on 06/21/2009 9:43:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

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.


30 posted on 06/21/2009 9:57:55 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: hoosiermama

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.


31 posted on 06/21/2009 10:08:55 PM PDT by TigersEye (0bama: "I can see Mecca from the WH portico." --- Google - Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: TigersEye

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.


32 posted on 06/21/2009 10:52:06 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: bergmeid

Rush away for a day or two, IIRC.


33 posted on 06/21/2009 10:53:08 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Prince Arugula and Lady Armpit, AKA BO & MO are driving me batty!)
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To: pissant
The White House should be embarrassed they're breaking a law that Obama cosponsored as a Senator.

The worst part is that they're going to get away with it. :(:(:(:(:(
34 posted on 06/21/2009 10:55:04 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: hoosiermama
Nixon stepped down because he tried to cover up a crime committed by others

The difference is that the MSM hated Nixon, but they love BO.

35 posted on 06/22/2009 12:50:40 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Obama's multi- trillion dollar agenda would be a "man caused disaster")
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To: hoosiermama
Does GlennBeck.com have the tree posted yet?

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

36 posted on 06/22/2009 1:33:59 AM PDT by cricket ('Don't bow for me . . Obama ' (America's 'sorry' President))
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To: pissant

Tip of the iceberg?


37 posted on 06/22/2009 6:39:32 AM PDT by b4its2late (I love defenseless animals, especially in a good gravy.)
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To: shield

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.


38 posted on 06/22/2009 8:34:22 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: bergmeid

Don’t you think that they have already seen this?


39 posted on 06/22/2009 1:50:50 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: MAD-AS-HELL

I smell an Obama impeachment brewing!

BTW Obama, when will we see your birth certficate?


40 posted on 06/22/2009 5:03:30 PM PDT by real_patriotic_american
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