Skip to comments.Walpin-Gate Suit Has New Motion
Posted on 12/17/2009 10:43:31 AM PST by MadisonReagan
Complete with a raft of documents and exhibits, fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin on Wednesday filed a motion for summary judgment in his lawsuit demanding reinstatement to his job -- his own motion not even waiting for the judge to rule on the Obama administration's motion to dismiss the case without hearing or trial. A close perusal of his motion, affidavits, and exhibits suggests to me, for the first time, that this case has potential to reach the Supreme Court regardless of how the lower court rules.... Thus we get a glimpse of the tangled web of interests and embarrassments of Obama allies on which the firing of Mr. Walpin put a kibosh. In logic if not in law, this raises the specter of obstruction of justice....
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I have a great idea.
Let’s drop the stupid -gate suffix.
Not everything is equivalent to Watergate.
may as well stop folks from trying to use “xerox” - instead of “copy”...
Keep it moving.
|God bless this man for exposing the corruption and smear that Obama's White House has delt him.
He knows his job is kaput if he wins he's doing solely on principle. Bravo!
Are you suggesting this is “gategate”? ;-P
Thank God this is getting the feet it so deserves to take-off and show how 0bama uses his power as POTUS to cover his wrong doings! ACORN won’t be able to steal the election for him if this is brought fully into the light of day.
Impeach Obama and his entire administration! If Pelosi tries to stop it she will be relieved of her duties.
Hmmmmmmmm birthers, Deniers...
WalpinGate,ClimateGate is clear in it’s meaning.
It's time that, once and for all, Presidential spouses are prevented from engaging in ANYTHING involving the U.S. government. In no way, shape or form are they elected officials.
mmm mmm mmm
I will.....but only if the end reult is the same as in Watergate. (impeach or resign) ;-)
I hope he doesn’t take his lunch down to Fort. Marcy Park to eat and commune with the squirrels.
Obama supporters are getting so testy that him exposing another potential poll dropper might well fall under the Bush’s “preemptive strike” policy.
Concur, but that hill's not even worth stubbing your toe on, let alone dying.
or 'band-aid' instead of 'small adhesive bandage'. Besides, what is "Stupidgate" anyways?
I-gate couldn’t-gate agree-gate more-gate.
One of the things I always try to mention when I call my Congressmen is to investigate the firing of Walpin.
Seeing him on TV and that fact is he is a man of principle encourages me to continue to support him. My way of helping is keeping his name in front of our elected Government officials.
Wow, I just read all of the exhibits and I can’t see how the Obama admin gets away from this unscathed. Walpin’s got the goods on them.
This is a text book example of corruption, and obstruction. This thing reads like a scheme some dictator in a third world country would try.
Are there any laws to keep the first lady from being indicted?
Meanwhile, Mayor Kevin Johnson keeps the $800,000 in federal funds.
And since IG Walprin was fired, Mayor Johnson can get even more money.
This is the same Mayor Johnson allegedly involved in prior incidents involving inappropriate contact with minors. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Johnson
The Sacramento Bee stated that they had received a copy of a proposed settlement agreement, under which Johnson would have paid the girls family $230,000. Obviously, Mayor Johnson needs the $800,000 in federal funds.
Later on in that document I posted the former executive director says that the board had an individual come in and delete all of the emails Kevin Johnson sent to the board members.
It also states that Kevin Johnson personally stored all of the financial documents in his private office. On top of that, the U.S. Attorney settled with Johnson the same day the email deletion was reported... this is totally insane, that a President would go this far to defend a crook like Kevin Johnson.
I am so glad to see you again in this thread. You and I have been doing walpingate since it was on page A89.
| > Are there any laws to keep the first lady from being indicted?
None that comes to mind.
Hillary Clinton was forced to testify before a grand jury concerning her investments in Whitewater in January 1996. This was the first time in American history that a First Lady had been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury.
Although Whitewater happened BEFORE Mr. Clinton assumed the presidency, his Justice Department could have argued that such testimony as First Lady could conceivably damage the OFFICE of the President. But Gingrich and the Republican majority would surely have fought such a move a TRUE balance of power as the Founders intended.
Even if the “order” came directly from the POTUS, I'm not sure that would even insulate her, per se. No precedence that I'm aware of exists, although I'm sure the Justice Department would still try to set one. A Republican majority in Congress would surely pounce on that one in January 2011 when they swear in. In the meantime, such a move would likely be indefensible from the current Congress as the 2010 Elections loom.
Mrs. Obama could not be compelled to testify against her husband. However, since the charges seem to be directed to her, that point is moot UNLESS Mr. Obama DID give her the "order," which would have a different set of consequences in the Court of Public Opinion.
Just because M-W picks up on the vernacular doesn’t mean the rest of us have to follow them right off the cliff. “-gate” is one of the more annoying crutches of today’s drive-by media.
fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin on Wednesday filed a motion for summary judgment in his lawsuit demanding reinstatement to his job
There’s no “cliff.” It’s a complete thought communicated with a single syllable. How would you replace it?
As long as reason trumps emotion, I’ll continue to embrace the use of “-gate” and dismiss “homicide bomber” as utterly stupid.
Gotta love it...........mmm mmm mmm
Prosecutes CIA for defending country
Prosecutes Navy Seals for assaulting most wanted terrorist.
Hides $17.5 billion "stimulus" in NJ
AmeriCorp firing in violation of federal law
Obamas three places of birth
Obamas natural-born citizenship?
Obamas multiple SS nos
ACORN pimps out
Clinton Foundation gave ACORN $250,000
VP Biden's daughter in cocaine bust
Biden bro and son named in offshore Ponzi scheme
Rahn Emanuel (too numerous to mention)
Obama prez campaign accepted AIG donations
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (being there)
Cong Barney Frank, Freddie Mac scandals
Sen Chris Dodd, AIG bonuses, Countrywide insider deals
Gov Richardson-pay to play scandal (withdraws)
No. 2 at HUD Ron Sims (violates Public Records Act as Seattle area County exec)
Geithner-Tax cheat (confirmed)
Daschle-Tax cheat (withdraws)
Killefer-Tax cheat (withdraws)
DOL Secy Solis - husband tax cheat (confirmed)
Sen Burris lied about "pay to play" contacts
Auto rescuer appointee Steven Rattner (massive pay-to-play NY pension scandal) )(stepped down)
Louis Caldera, White House Military Office (ousted for $357,000 flyover NYC)
Green Czar Van Jones ousted - San/Fran Communist w/ arrest record.
Other Dem Scandals:
Cong Rangel-Tax cheat (under investigation)
Sen Franken--voted in w/ ACORN registrations
John Edwards in love child payoff w/ campaign funds
Gov Blagojevich-pay to play scandal (impeached)
Baltimore Mayor Dixon- indicted on perjury, theft charges
Racine Mayor Becker-arrested for child porn, soliciting minors
Hartford Mayor Perez- arrested for bribery
Birmingham Mayor Langford- arrested on federal charges
Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick-served 99 days jailtime
Portland Mayor Adams- admitted he had gay sex with teen intern
Chicago Alderwoman Troutman-plead guilty to tax fraud and mail fraud
Monica Conyers John Coyners wife, Detroit City Council President implicated in Detroit bribery case
Tim Mahoney (D-FL) - Offered $121,000 payoff and $50,000 a year job for two years to quiet former mistress/staffer
Rep William J. Jefferson (D-LA) tried on 6 counts including bribery (hid $90,000 cash in freezer)
NY Gov Spitzer - fed's wiretaps out involvement in prostitution ring.
Cong Alcee Hastings ex-judge, impeached/convicted for bribery (elected to House)
Cong Carnahan (D-MO) lien filed on home for $17,364 unpaid roofer bill
Mass State Sen Dianne Wilkerson arrested on federal bribery charges (stuffed bribes in bra)
Carol Moseley Braun nailed for stealing $249,000 from her campaign treasury
Mass State Sen J. James Marzilli indicted for accosting four women (resigned)
Rep Jan Schakowsky (Dem/Socialist--ILL) husbands bank fraud
Ex-leader of Young Democrats sentenced in Child Porn case
North Carolina Dem activist sentenced in child porn w/ kids as young as 6
Kerry's Band of Brothers member on-stage at DNC Convention (convicted for child porn)
Aide to Sen Barbara Boxer received/distributed child porn (convicted)
Child molester back working for Democrat in Hawaii Legislature
Wisconsin Dem mayor charged with child-sex crimes
Left-wing radio personality Bernie Ward (possession/distribution of child porn conviction)
Bwaney's ex-boyfriend ran prostitution ring at residence.
Bwaney's current live-in grows marijuana on premises.
Hawaii senator got TARP funds for bank he founded.
Sen Diane Finstein steered govt money to husband's businesses.
Cong John Murtha - massive fraud and corruption.
Cong Chuckles Schumer - crashed IndyMac by causing a run on assets.
42 Dem officials arrested in NJ corruption bust.
WV Alan Molohan -- created/funded phony non-profit.
This scandal has been something that has been on my mind...wondering what happened with Walpin.
If it wasn't for all the other shenanigans being done daily to the American people, this would/should be getting more attention.
A man with a backbone who stands up for what he knows is right?
An endangered species, but obviously not extinct.
This just might be. (Or surpass it)
Here’s the thing....
...allegedly the fine, fine Rahm Emmanuel threatened Ben Nelson with the closing of Offut air base if he didn’t vote for health care.
The defense is for the WH to pooh-pooh this as an idle threat, that a separate and independent entity closes military bases, the threat meant nothing.
and yet, boom, right here we have an independent entity such as Inspector Generals who can’t be fired without approval of the senate.
And yet...well golly gee, Michelle gets the guy fired and what...that’s the end of it?
And I’m supposed to believe that the threat about Offut air base is idle, that it can’t be done by Obamer alone?
I’m jus’ sayin’.
What a list! mmm mmm mmm
Yes, MO has connections to CA, but IIRC there were other connections in the administration with connections to NYC.
Follow the magic trick?...Slight of hand.
Don't tease us like that without references and links.
Is “freezer-gate” Johnson missing from your list (convicted)?
Then let’s give it its own name. Why cheapen it by referring to something lesser?
I really don’t think it will “cheapen it”.
This a very big story.
This thread shouldn’t be about the argument of using “gate” at the end of a scandal.
Start a vanity thread if you want to talk about this “gate” problem.
As for me, I am happy to give this important issue a BUMP.
I say no way will the administration appeal to SCOTUS if they lose. If they’re forced to re-hire Walpin, they’ll do it. They’ll make his life miserable, but they’ll do it because they don’t want this case to get any more ink than it already has. Walpin can then file a hostile work environment suit, the feds will pay him off, the civil service commission will transfer him, and that’ll be the end of it.
Right. Watergate pales in comparison to just about everything this administration has done, and they’ve only been in office less than a year. Nixon had been in office for 5-6 years before Watergate happened.
I'll look to see if there is any “old information” in the early “walpin” “impeach” keyword search. (I added impeach to all pertinent information at the time.) It appeared initially that Americorp may have been used to launder money or transfer money in pay to play schemes.....Wish I had a PI or FBI agent to help do the reseach.
Michelle Malkin article that discusses the CUNY issue:
...Standing up and out, like J. Dean, he’ll be a high paid celebrity on a news org. I agree, Bravo for being principled...
ACORN and AmeriCorp connection:
The first taxpayer-subsidized program is the Teaching Fellows Program, run by the Research Foundation of the City University of New York. Walpin’s audit — which can be found online at cncsig.gov — uncovered a multitude of grant violations, including criminal-background-check lapses and “pervasive problems of eligibility, timekeeping and documentation.”
Walpin’s office questioned duplicate educational awards of more than $16 million and costs worth nearly $775,000. CUNY refused to return excess funds that it had drawn down, failed to revise procedures to prevent such grant abuse and refused to provide proof documenting that its AmeriCorps participants existed. Walpin advised AmeriCorps’ parent organization, the Corporation for National and Community Service, to cut off any new funding and re-examine past government funding totaling upward of $75 million.