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New documents: White House scrambled to justify AmeriCorps firing after the fact
Washington Examiner ^ | November 23, 2009 | Byron York

Posted on 11/23/2009 4:46:22 AM PST by libstripper

Just hours after Sen. Charles Grassley and Rep. Darrell Issa released a report Friday on their investigation into the abrupt firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin, the Obama White House gave the lawmakers a trove of new, previously-withheld documents on the affair. It was a twist on the now-familiar White House late-Friday release of bad news; this time, the new evidence was put out not only at the start of a weekend but also hours too late for inclusion in the report.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: americorps; ig; obama
The plot thickens.
1 posted on 11/23/2009 4:46:23 AM PST by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Glad to see this issue hasn’t died.


2 posted on 11/23/2009 4:50:59 AM PST by Always Right
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To: libstripper

Obama’s administration is so focused on gaining political favor that they would fire and smear a man based on a single phone call without any regard for the truth or the findings of an Inspector General.


3 posted on 11/23/2009 4:55:41 AM PST by DannyTN
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I fail to see how this is no diffrent to watergate. A president trying to protect an ally who has committed a crime by cover up


4 posted on 11/23/2009 5:09:26 AM PST by 4rcane
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To: libstripper

Time for a second investigation.


5 posted on 11/23/2009 5:12:06 AM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: 4rcane

Just an “adminsitrative oversight...a clerical error”


6 posted on 11/23/2009 5:12:15 AM PST by Lou L
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To: libstripper

“Republican investigators concluded that the key motive behind the firing was unhappiness with Walpin’s aggressive investigation of misuse of AmeriCorps funds by Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento, California who is a prominent political ally of President Obama.”

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Democrat Socialists do not believe in Rule of Law.
They believe in total power.
Mr. Walpin is just one example of their attitude. The only reason that we, or the Republican congressmen know his name is because he decided not to go quietly.


7 posted on 11/23/2009 5:13:53 AM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: libstripper

Further backs what many of us have long stated: The Democratic Party is a criminal organization.


8 posted on 11/23/2009 7:06:17 AM PST by cranked
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To: libstripper
The next day, congressional Republicans, led by Grassley, objected, charging that Walpin's dismissal violated a recently-passed law requiring the president to give Congress 30 days' notice before dismissing an inspector general.
And so he was reinstated right? And we had all these hearings investigating this? Sheesh - F'n pubbies ... ;-(
9 posted on 11/23/2009 7:57:57 AM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: 4rcane

[I fail to see how this is no diffrent to watergate.]

You silly person - of course there is a difference! Please note the “R” beside Nixon’s name and the “D” next to Obama’s! I hope I cleared that up for you. /sarc (kinda)


10 posted on 11/23/2009 8:15:34 AM PST by ExTxMarine (Hey Congress: Go Conservative or Go Home!)
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To: Always Right

“Glad to see this issue hasn’t died.”

Aye to that...


11 posted on 11/23/2009 8:16:56 AM PST by BonRad (As Rome goes so goes the world)
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To: libstripper

More ammo for the 2011 impeachment proceedings.


12 posted on 11/23/2009 9:09:53 AM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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