Skip to comments.Congress, watchdogs stonewalled in probes of administration
Posted on 04/04/2014 10:43:00 AM PDT by don-o
he Obama administration has made it increasingly difficult for Congress and inspectors general to uncover government misdeeds and access information in various agencies, according to recent congressional testimony and reports.
On Thursday, Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz testified before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing that Attorney General Eric Holder stonewalled his investigation of the Operation Fast and Furious gunwalking scandal.
Mr. Horowitz also said his office has been stymied in other investigations of the Justice Department because of the Obama administrations interpretation of access laws, which essentially requires investigators to ask department heads for permission to investigate them.
For a review to be truly independent, an inspector general should not be required to obtain permission or authorization of the leadership of the agency in order to gain access to certain agency records, and the determination about what records are relevant and necessary to a review should be made by the inspector general and not by the component head or agency leadership, he told the Senate subcommittee. Such complete access to information is a cornerstone of effective independent oversight.
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1. Co-dependent enabler
2. Battered wife
3. Stockholm syndrome
4. Criminal syndicate
difficult for Congress and inspectors general
Began right out of the gate with that guy Walpin, the IG at Americorps.
I bet you will never hear that word from the lamestream "news" media, as long as the Prez is a Dem. The only time they will reactivate that word is if a Repub is Prez.
Partisan Media Shills ping.
The only thing holding up the Investigations and Prosecutions is Congress itself. They merely need to Imprison Every recalcitrant witness that appears before them, in their own jail. The Speaker of the House has an Immense amount of Power, but she won’t use it.
You forgot ...
5. All of the above
0bama promised that his would be the most transparent administration in history.
It’s the most transparent, alright.
The most transparently CRIMINAL administration EVER!
Ding Ding! We have a winner.