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AmeriCorps Inspector General Shredded White House Documents at Request of Agency’s Spokeswoman
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Posted on 11/12/2009 8:14:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver

AmeriCorps Inspector General Shredded White House Documents at Request of Agency’s Spokeswoman Thursday, November 12, 2009 By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer

(CNSNews.com) – The acting inspector general of AmeriCorps said he shredded White House documents at the request of an agency press spokeswoman that pertained to the controversial firing of the previous inspector general, who was ousted after investigating a political ally of President Obama.

The e-mail message from agency spokeswoman Ranit Schmelzer seemed urgent, as she wrote: “WH documents were sent in error. Can you please destroy them? And can you confirm you receive this e-mail?” Acting IG Kenneth Bach responded 13 minutes later writing, “Confirmed, documents were shredded.”

The email exchanges between Bach and Schmelzer, as well as other documents pertaining to the firing of the AmeriCorps inspector general, were obtained by CNSNews.com through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

The documents referenced in the Bach-Schmelzer email exchange included a draft of a letter to be signed by President Obama that would be sent to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to inform her that Obama was firing Gerald Walpin as inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which runs AmeriCorps, and also a set of talking points to be used in explaining to the media why Walpin was being fired.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; americorps; bach; cncs; corruption; democratcorruption; democrats; flotusgate; geraldwalpin; impeach; kennethbach; liberalfascism; obama; pelosi; ranitschmelzer; schmelzer; transparency; tyranny; walpin; walpingate; whitehouse
Hmmmm...........
1 posted on 11/12/2009 8:14:40 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Love this Most transparent administration ever....I guess they don’t know what Transparent means............Or they are LIARS


2 posted on 11/12/2009 8:17:46 AM PST by blueyon (It is worth taking a stand even if you are standing alone!)
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To: Sub-Driver

If Bachman had any sense at all, he did shred the documents— after scanning or otherwise making copies first.


3 posted on 11/12/2009 8:18:37 AM PST by metalcor
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To: Sub-Driver; Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; ...

The list, ping


4 posted on 11/12/2009 8:18:55 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Not a big deal. Democrats are involved. Laws and rules do not apply to democrats.


5 posted on 11/12/2009 8:19:33 AM PST by rawhide
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To: Sub-Driver

The Capone administration strikes again. BTT.


6 posted on 11/12/2009 8:21:23 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: blueyon

Love this Most transparent administration

It does always seem to be blatantly obvious what they’re doing though...


7 posted on 11/12/2009 8:22:41 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: blueyon
The spaces between the shreds are transparent!
8 posted on 11/12/2009 8:24:23 AM PST by mckenzie7 (I am a European American! Silly me. I never realized that before! Thanks, oh great unifier!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Has anyone lied to their diary yet?


9 posted on 11/12/2009 8:25:50 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Sub-Driver

!!!YES!!!


10 posted on 11/12/2009 8:26:36 AM PST by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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To: blueyon

It was not the shredder - it was The Transparenterator!


11 posted on 11/12/2009 8:27:17 AM PST by GnuHere
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To: Sub-Driver
This is not all that big a deal. In fact, what's described is pretty standard practice for dealing with documents that were improperly sent/received.

To begin with, it is highly, highly doubtful that the documents in question were the originals, nor is it likely that they were the only copies.

Now, if the originals have also been shredded, that would be something. But there is no evidence that occurred.

More interesting is the degree of cooperation between the WH and AmeriCorps on this matter, which is made quite clear by the exchange. That's where the fire is ... don't focus on non-issues.

12 posted on 11/12/2009 8:28:36 AM PST by r9etb
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To: Nachum

Thanks for the great work you are doing to document BO/Dems at the: www.nachumlist.com


13 posted on 11/12/2009 8:28:46 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Sub-Driver

State run media will be all over it. /sarc


14 posted on 11/12/2009 8:29:41 AM PST by Rippin
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To: Sub-Driver

I think that shredding a document without having preserved a proper facsimile thereof is a crime.

I’m sure that the Attorney General will be right on this...right?


15 posted on 11/12/2009 8:30:50 AM PST by mattdono (My vote, 2012: Stop spending my money. Stop sending my money. Stop taking my money.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I sure hope the Justice Department gets to the bottom of this.

LMBO!!!

The culture of corruption in the Ubama White House is breathtaking.


16 posted on 11/12/2009 8:31:44 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Sub-Driver
Has anyone noticed that there are so many questionable and illegal goings on in this administration that it is difficult in zeroing in on any one. We are fragmented because of it.

More come to light before we can investigate and fully disclose the last one!

We are trying to put out a forest fire with a child's sand bucket!

17 posted on 11/12/2009 8:34:42 AM PST by mckenzie7 (I am a European American! Silly me. I never realized that before! Thanks, oh great unifier!)
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To: blueyon
they don’t know what Transparent means

It means that you can see right through them.

18 posted on 11/12/2009 8:40:44 AM PST by AndyJackson
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To: r9etb

One is not allowed to destroy documents that the destroyer has reason to believe will be required in an investigation, particularly if the destroyer (or the one who directs destruction) is an attorney.

There was an in-house counsel for Arthur Andersen & Co., the defunct accounting firm, who was criminally charged for urging destruction of documents before they were subpoenaed.

Here this was a known controversial situation. I think that the replacement inspector general is culpable if the facts are as represented.


19 posted on 11/12/2009 8:50:33 AM PST by Piranha (Obama won like Bernie Madoff attracted investors: by lying about his values, policy and plans.)
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To: iopscusa

Thank you too. The support means a lot.


20 posted on 11/12/2009 9:00:45 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Sub-Driver

Somewhat Nixonian I say! He may be the first POTUS to serve jail time in the long run.


21 posted on 11/12/2009 10:51:16 AM PST by Always Independent
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To: blueyon
I guess they don’t know what Transparent means

I guess they interpret it as "Nothing to see here...."

22 posted on 11/12/2009 10:53:54 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Its just like having the Clintons back only scarier.


23 posted on 11/12/2009 10:57:25 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Nachum

‘Nachum’ should be a word. To nachum someone is to document actions and events so as to preserve their existence, in the face of all attempts to erase such evidence as could be brought to bear as an actual history of occurrences not whitewashed by revisionism and politically correct rhetoric.

Nachum,

Consider yourself nachumed.


24 posted on 11/12/2009 11:07:22 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spirito Sancto.)
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To: combat_boots

Hopefully, the truth shall set us free. :)


25 posted on 11/12/2009 11:20:10 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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