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Fired Inspector General Angered Board With Accusations, Meeting Notes Show (Obama lied, again)
fox news ^ | 7/7/2009 | Judson Berger

Posted on 07/07/2009 3:00:35 PM PDT by tobyhill

The chairman of the board that convinced President Obama to fire its inspector general last month complained that Gerald Walpin was creating too much friction with agency administrators, according to notes from a May meeting obtained by FOXNews.com.

The account adds a vital new layer to the explanation the White House gave for the firing, which made only passing reference to such concerns in justifying the removal of Walpin, former IG for the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees the volunteer service AmeriCorps. The official explanation emphasized Walpin's personal behavior at the May 20 meeting.

The informal meeting notes, taken by CNCS Counsel Frank Trinity, said that board members were indeed concerned about Walpin's "behavior."

They said there were "long pauses" in the discussion while Walpin reviewed his notes, and he did not appear able to "process the information" in his notes when he was being questioned by the board. In the notes, Trinity wondered whether Walpin was experiencing a "mini-stroke" or "some type of medical event."

But the account also shows that Chairman Alan Solomont stated concern about Walpin's accusations against the board and not his mental health as the apparent cause for the dispute that led to Walpin's termination.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americorpsgate; bho44; flotusgate; geraldwalpin; ig; impeach; impeachobama; michelleobama; obamamarxist; obamatruthfiles; walpin; walpinfired; walpingate

1 posted on 07/07/2009 3:00:35 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

How dare someone question how liberals illegally divert our tax dollars to promote their far-left agenda.


2 posted on 07/07/2009 3:04:00 PM PDT by Always Right (Obama: more arrogant than Bill Clinton, more naive than Jimmy Carter, and more liberal than LBJ.)
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To: Always Right

Yes How Dare They!


3 posted on 07/07/2009 3:06:52 PM PDT by I Hate Obama (Don't Blame Me I Voted For Paris Hilton)
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To: tobyhill

Inspector General Walpin was turning over too many rocks, and what was crawling out from under them endangered the leftist power structure. He had to go.


4 posted on 07/07/2009 3:07:28 PM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Always Right; All

Now, where is the federal stimulus money in New Jersey?

17.5 billion disappeared from the public eye .


5 posted on 07/07/2009 3:09:02 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: Always Right

C’mon guys, the board was worried about his health - they just wanted what was best for him!


6 posted on 07/07/2009 3:09:32 PM PDT by Ken522
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To: tobyhill; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The list, ping


7 posted on 07/07/2009 3:10:44 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Always Right

It’s either promoting a far left agenda or lining their own pockets at taxpayer expense.


8 posted on 07/07/2009 3:19:44 PM PDT by Feasor13
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To: tobyhill

So what is this about Republicans being “The culture of corruption”???????

Definition from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culture_of_corruption
“Culture of corruption” is a political slogan used by the United States Democratic Party to refer to a series of political scandals affecting the Republican Party during the first two years of George W. Bush’s second term as President of the United States. Republicans have countered by levying accusations at Democrats.

Obama and gang are changing the definition fast!!!!


9 posted on 07/07/2009 3:33:41 PM PDT by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Feasor13
From ....Speaker.Gov ~ Pelosi's own site:

On September 27, 2008, the House passed the final version of the Improving Government Accountability Act, H.R. 928, which was signed into law on October 14, 2008. This bill contains a number of provisions to enhance the effectiveness and independence of Inspectors General. It also contains provisions to enhance the accountability of the Inspector General system overall.

I'd say Nancy is full of it!~

10 posted on 07/07/2009 3:34:29 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
She leaves me with the impression she's a despicable, power hungry wench - and those are her better qualities.
11 posted on 07/07/2009 4:00:27 PM PDT by mcshot (My President will be honest, transparent, open and have a legitimate birth certificate.)
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To: mcshot

And only on good days ~ when it’s a bad day no one wants to be near her.


12 posted on 07/07/2009 4:03:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mcshot

And only on good days ~ when it’s a bad day no one wants to be near her.


13 posted on 07/07/2009 4:03:51 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: mcshot

And only on good days ~ when it’s a bad day no one wants to be near her.


14 posted on 07/07/2009 4:04:00 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tobyhill

Another problem the White House can say they misread.


15 posted on 07/07/2009 4:59:59 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: tobyhill

This person will take the fall for the chosen one. Have no fear, there isn’t a darn thing that can stick to bam.


16 posted on 07/07/2009 6:21:24 PM PDT by vpintheak (Like a muddied spring or a polluted well is a righteous man who gives way to the wicked. Prov. 25:26)
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To: tobyhill; hoosiermama; Quix

IG Walpin Fired, Follow the Money:

Why is the president firing inspectors general?


17 posted on 07/09/2009 7:34:51 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: muawiyah

Obama is just biding time until 30 days is up and he will make this man go away. This is grounds for Impeachment. 0bama can’t fire people just because they uncover his slush funds.0bama is not above the law.


18 posted on 07/09/2009 7:38:38 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: tobyhill

Obama lies, FReedom dies!


19 posted on 07/09/2009 8:13:59 AM PDT by Taxman (So that the beautiful pressure does not diminish!)
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives
0bama is not above the law.

Remains to be seen.

20 posted on 07/09/2009 8:17:40 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (I don't believe anything anyone says about anything anymore.)
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To: tobyhill

Washington Examiner>>>today

AmeriCorps stonewalls questions of White House involvement in IG firing
By: Byron York
Chief Political Correspondent
07/09/09 8:50 AM EDT
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/AmeriCorps-stonewalls-questions-of-White-House-involvement-in-IG-firing-50354822.html


21 posted on 07/09/2009 8:41:00 AM PDT by Bulwinkle (Alec, a.k.a Daffy Duck)
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To: Bulwinkle

Their stonewalling in itself had better enable an investigation.


22 posted on 07/09/2009 9:30:00 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: tobyhill

The Fox News story concludes with the quote, “He’s getting fired because there’s a dispute between management and the IG.”

From the WH the response is obfuscation. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Stay with the facts, follow the money. The amount of federal revenues being laundered through the sieve of government bureaucracy to ‘constituencies’ is staggering, this administration in just a few months the worst I’ve ever seen. Keep up the pressure for transparency on this one and any like it. Senior moment, indeed. The USA government would would be a laughing stock world wide if it weren’t so business as usual. That phenomenon, is truly global.


23 posted on 07/09/2009 1:14:04 PM PDT by corvus
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To: NoObamaFightForConservatives

When the foxes are guarding the hen house don’t expect it.


24 posted on 07/09/2009 7:02:37 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: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
...the account also shows that Chairman Alan Solomont stated concern about Walpin's accusations against the board and not his mental health as the apparent cause for the dispute that led to Walpin's termination.

25 posted on 07/09/2009 7:30:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: corvus
IG Walpin Fired, Follow the Money
26 posted on 07/10/2009 5:44:17 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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