Skip to comments.Former Obama lawyer admits deceiving Congress
Posted on 12/10/2011 7:09:07 AM PST by Perdogg
Remember the Gerald Walpin affair? Republican Sen. Charles Grassley does.
Walpin was the inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the organization that runs the AmeriCorps service program. In June 2009, Walpin received a call from Norman Eisen, who was then the Special Counsel to the President for Ethics and Government Reform. Eisen told Walpin he had an hour to either resign or be fired.
Eisen's call appeared to violate the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act, which is designed to protect inspectors general from political interference. The Act requires the president to give Congress 30 days' notice, plus an explanation of cause, before firing an inspector general. In Walpin's case, the White House did neither
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Lie, lie, lie and the MSM stays quiet.
Grassley should not have relented. The idea that someone who lied to Congress and then admitted the lie could be appointed an ambassador is disgusting.
I’m sure our former Czech allies are not too happy having to deal with someone who is untrustworthy.
This makes me madder’n a bob-tailed bull in fly season.
Do we have ONE Republican with the STONES to prosecute these Dem hack liars?
Call them out or lose your job *Grassley & the others* -
Instead of ‘accepting’ some fake non-apology & giving dem liars a cushy diplomatic post.
WTH is WRONG with these people? Is it this close to pitchfork time? Does anyone have the responsibility to represent us anymore?
screw them all
I’m sick of this shiite
Regarding my newly discovered source of income.
"It is now my understanding that I answered a few of the questions inaccurately, although at the time I thought they were accurate. Of course, it was not my intent to mislead staff in any way, but to the extent that I was unclear in my responses, or that my declining to answer questions created confusion, I regret it and I sincerely apologize."
“Why does Roger Clemons go to jail for this when Obama’s appointees, even his attorney general and now the former Democrat Senator and Governor Corzine not even get charged.”
Why aren't Holder and Eisen going to jail like Rodger Clemons and Martha Stewart? What's the difference?
Unbelievable!! Lie, hold out, fess up, apologize, get new gig - the dems have this down pat and the Republicans just sit on their hands.
I wonder where the case for Walpin being reinstated stands now. Guess I’ll look it up instead of wondering.
That is considered an apology - an admission of guilt in telling our elected officials a bald-faced lie!
No nation can survive such duplicitous behavior from its leadership.
Why are so few Republicans voicing any outrage at this criminal administration? Unfortunately, we know the answer to that question.
Clemons isn't a democRAT?
Just a wild guess.
can there be any doubt why ALL decent citizens should despise these scumbags who make up our political classes??
nearly all of them are wholly without character!!
What Senator can possibly vote to confirm this scumbag as a US Ambassador???
How has “Congressional oversight” failed so completely to deal with the original malfeasance after so much time elapsed??
That statement seems to be making the rounds (Corzine, Holder) much as all the other RAT “talking points” do.
When he was fired, wasn’t the impetus about something Moochelle had been up to? He discovered whatever it was and made noise about it, and was ‘rewarded’ accordingly?
Precisely. Grassley should have invoked Scooter Libby’s results and issued a writ for contempt of Congress!
All of the upper echelon of the DOJ needs to be jailed! Starting with Mr. Smug!!!
The United States Attorney General does it in spades; why shouldn’t “lesser lights”?
This type of crap reminds me of Clinton’s Travelgate. Poor Billy Dale was falsely fired and accused of embezzlement, all for the sake of hiring a relative to take over the White House travel office. Hillary was involved in the firing, then lied through her teeth about it, and was found to have made factually false statements by Independent Counselor Robert Ray. Of course she was never charged with anything.
Don't you know that lying to Congress depends on one's state of mind? Or at least that's what Eric Holder says.
We are no longer a republic. Even our representatives don’t believe in the rule of law.
For all of the indignation being displayed in the responses to this crap, I would wager that none are willing to oust their own representatives and senators as the ultimate means of a protest. Until you and the people you associate with are willing to accept that the R and D next to their names are simply interchangeable with the old game of good cop / bad cop, your indignation is laughed at.
Just look tot the recent revelations about virtually all of them using their insider information to enrich themselves through the stock markets making perfectly legal for themselves but illegal for everyone else.
PRIMARY THEM ALL!
York should have updated today’s story to refer to FORMER Oakland Mayor Johnson.
This whole story is only the tip of this WH/Administration’s corruption iceberg. And what are they getting? A slap on the wrist and one more thoroughly corrupt Ambassador representing the United States of America. Gotta make your heart swell with pride. /s
Take a good look at obama’s appointees. All commies and radical america haters. You can tell a lot about a person by the company he keeps. This stunt was one of the first in a series of obama’s “let’s get even with whitie” moments. This was a shoot from the hip, F-U I am the president and will do whatever I want trips by obama. As he as showed more of his radical socialist democrat rear end to the american people his pole numbers have gone down in the sewer, where they belong. It’s all over politically for these frauds in 2012. Most of them will be lucky to avoid jail.
Don't forget - they, along with their Demonrat supporters, are all traitors to the United States of America.
We've survived a long time with it, probably our entire history.
I’ve been voting AGAINST my own reps for years...of course I live just outside of Seattle so we’re talking about Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and Jay Inslee.
A friend and I were talking after the last election and realized that “our” candidate has not won since Reagan took the state in 1984! How sad is that? (Also explains why a state with tons of natural resources and lots of creative people is hopelessly mired in financial ruin-nothing like one party Democratic rule to totally screw up EVERYTHING!)
“Inaccurate” seems to be the buzzword of the Obama Administration ! Seems to be the most used word by USAG Holder in his series of testimonies before Congress. It certainly was manifestly evident Thursday !
Still, I suppose it seems better to them than admitting to outright dad-blasted lying ! >PS
In a word....no!
Opposite corners of the country (Jax, FL) and we have so many so-called Republicans from the SE that are what I was ranting about. There are also others in many other corners as well and we as a people must have the guts to clean house before we expect anything to get any better.
They misspelled DC-ving wrong.
Do dems have this crap written on a little card like the cops have for the Miranda Warning? If so, they could call it the "Obama Stay-out-of-Jail Card".
Sounds just like the crap Holder pulls.
I just asked out loud the other day whatever happened to WalpinGate with Obama.Obama fired an IG because he found wrong doing with MO.Obama and americorps/Obama can’t fire an IG because he does not like that the investigation pointed his way in wrong doing.But he did and got away with it.And now fast and furious IG findings will be politically tainted in favor of Obama.
“It’s all over politically for these frauds in 2012. Most of them will be lucky to avoid jail.”
Hardcore 40% + Brilliant, Intellectual Independents +
Really Really Smart Progressives = President Obama in 2013.
It’s not the frauds who are the problem it’s the members of the electorate who elect them, continually.
I ask again, when is enough, Enough? 50,000 Russians protest PtTin in Moscow, braving not only cold weather, but imprisonment or worse.
I’m ready now to take the streets and demand the replacement of all nationally elected officials.
No more. I’ve had it.
Eisen was an old ACLU lefty and is dishonest as can be. He should be charged with perjury, convicted and jailed, not given an ambassadorship.
Grassley is a fool to let this ahole get away with his lying. That is one reason nobody supports the Republican Party; they are made up of cowards and wimps.
I think the proper question is:
What was in it for Grassley?
And what happened to Gerald Walpin? Where is he now?
For that matter, how is the mack daddy mayor of Sacramento, “basketball jones” doing in his office. This is street punk crap pure and simple. Thank you clintoonian for the PAID “volunteers” of Americorps (a complete WASTE of money and yet another funder of ACORN et al). Defund the left, stop this program and none of this would have happened. There would have been no need for an IG for a nonexistent program.
For fun, check out the machine running Birmingham, AL and the corruption there with municipal bonds and sheer graft— y’all get my drift? Corruption has no color line, but people do- and if you put people with no ethics in place, you get this.
They are neither impotent nor fools. They know exactly what they’re doing and they’re getting away with it. But evil? Yes.
The tyranny continues...
“The Audacity of Deceit”....
“The Audacity of Deceit”....