Friday, July 3, 2009

Battle Lines Drawn In AmeriCorps IG Scandal

From Washington Examiner:

Key Republicans in both the House and the Senate are accusing the White House of giving “incomplete and misleading” information to investigators probing the president’s abrupt firing of AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin. In return, the White House is hinting that documents concerning its actions in the Walpin affair may be protected by executive privilege.

Both developments are part of an escalating conflict between GOP lawmakers and the Obama administration. Republicans are deeply skeptical of the White House explanation for the June 10 firing of Walpin, a tough investigator who had been probing misuse of AmeriCorps money by Sacramento, Calif., mayor — and prominent Obama supporter — Kevin Johnson. And the administration seems determined to conceal its dealings with AmeriCorps and the organization that oversees it, the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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My Comment: The Democratic Party is protecting their own .... even the ones who are obviously playing in an unethical manner. The Republicans cannot do anything about it .... they just do not have the numbers in the Senate or Congress.

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