Skip to comments.Did AmeriCorps official lie about possible First Lady link to IG firing?
Posted on 12/14/2009 6:55:39 AM PST by opentalk
Congressional investigators looking into the abrupt firing of AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin have discovered that the head of AmeriCorps met with a top aide to First Lady Michelle Obama the day before Walpin was removed.
According to Republican investigators, Alan Solomont, then the chairman of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which oversees AmeriCorps, had denied meeting with Jackie Norris, at the time the First Lady's chief of staff. But recently-released White House visitor logs show that Solomont met with Norris on June 9 of this year (as well as on two earlier occasions). President Obama fired Walpin on June 10 after an intense dispute over Walpin's aggressive investigation of misuse of AmeriCorps money by Obama political ally Kevin Johnson, the mayor of Sacramento, California.
After being presented with the visitor logs, investigators say, Solomont explained that he met with Norris to discuss Corporation business but did not discuss the Walpin matter. When pressed, Solomont said he might have made an offhand comment, or a mention in passing, about the Walpin affair, but that he and Norris did not have a discussion about it.
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>”Solomont explained that he met with Norris to discuss Corporation business but did not discuss the Walpin matter.”
Doesn’t this qualify as “move on” moment?
That photo gives me the creeps. Can’t really explain why, but it does.
Thanks for posting. BTTT.
It's her left eye.
Don't look at it too long.
Wasn’t this exactly what got Scooter Libby in hot water with the feds, lying to investigators? IMHO, this is an even more blatant example of doing it.
This stinks to high heaven and needs to be investigated. Who didn't want any investigatioin into Americorps and where our money is going ? How are they connected to Michelle Obama ?
The firing was illegal, and somehow I just bet there is some really rotten stuff going on.
Can you say impeachable offenses my FRiends ? I knew you could.
Scooter Libby and Martha Stewart. Both landed in jail.
Wouldn’t that be sweet.
Methinks his pants is on fire...
Not directly related, but same pattern of operation. There was an issue with NEA (national endowment of the Arts), using the tax funds to advance Obama agenda. Michelle is the chairman of the Arts committee.
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Not quite the same level of media outrage or attention as when Nixon fired Archibald Cox in 1973.
>”That photo gives me the creeps. Cant really explain why, but it does.”
Because she is evil. EEEEEEEvillllllllllll
Let's see how much precedent counts for now that The One’s in office.