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Government ethics attorneys say Obama's IG system is broken
American Thinker ^ | May 16, 2014 | Rick Moran

Posted on 05/16/2014 8:42:10 AM PDT by jazusamo

AT News Director Ed Lasky has chronicled the shameful problems with Obama administration inspector generals for years, including the political pressures put on IG's in almost every department of the administration.

A perfect illustration of this is former DHS IG Charles Edwards, who deliberately slowed investigations into wrongdoing at DHS, including the shredding of dozens of emails - an act that might send him to jail for obstruction of justice.

Washington Examiner:

The Senate subcommittee began its investigation into Edwards last year when it started looking into complaints that his investigation into the U.S. Secret Service's hiring of prostitutes during a presidential advance trip in Cartagena, Colombia, was tainted.

The subcommittee uncovered numerous allegations against Edwards — some that pertained to his Secret Service probe and many others that were completely unrelated.

The panel found strong evidence that Edwards was altering and delaying investigations and reports to please political appointees at DHS who were in a position to influence President Obama to permanently elevate him to the top post. At the time, Edwards was serving as the acting inspector general.

According to the Senate report, Edwards put three of his staff on administrative leave after they balked when he directed them to delete parts of the office's investigation into Secret Service misconduct in Colombia -- evidence that would have cast the Secret Service in a more negative light, as well as implicate a White House staffer.

A senior DHS inspector general office aide also said that Edwards ordered alterations to a March 2012 report looking into complaints that senior DHS officials intentionally misled Congress and the public about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement program called Secure Communities aimed at identifying illegal immigrants.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: corruption; corruptobama; ig; igs; obama; obamaigs; oig

1 posted on 05/16/2014 8:42:10 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

“Washington is being run by a mob with PhDs.”
-Col. Ralph Peters
(haven’t verified this quote.)


2 posted on 05/16/2014 8:46:51 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That sounds like it would come from Col. Peters and he would be absolutely correct.


3 posted on 05/16/2014 8:49:26 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: Jack Hydrazine

PhD...piled higher and deeper.


4 posted on 05/16/2014 8:51:19 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: jazusamo
including the shredding of dozens of emails - an act that might send him to jail for obstruction of justice.

Shredding emails? They are in electronic form and backed up, aren't they? How does one shred electrons?

5 posted on 05/16/2014 9:18:18 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: jazusamo

Deliberately broken.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 9:30:52 AM PDT by expat2
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To: Jack Hydrazine

The Mob, yes. But I doubt that many of them have real PhDs.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:01 AM PDT by expat2
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8 posted on 05/16/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: 17th Miss Regt
Your shredder doesn't have the optional particle accelerator attachment?

Check the Staples office supply catalog. You should be able to find one there - and they're pretty easy to retrofit...

9 posted on 05/16/2014 10:05:41 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: WayneS

Okay. But what do you do with the component quarks afterward? Is it safe to just put them in a bag in the trash?


10 posted on 05/16/2014 10:29:46 AM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I usually put mine in the burning barrel.

Of course, you need to make sure the fire is already burning good and hot before tossing them in.


11 posted on 05/16/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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