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Washington Times Breaking News: Fired inspector general files lawsuit [vs. Obama]; Charges political motivation

* Posted by Jared Law on July 18, 2009 at 2:10pm in News, Issues, & Politics
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By Stephen Dinan (Contact) | Saturday, July 18, 2009The inspector general President Obama fired last month filed a lawsuit Friday to get his job back, claiming the firing was politically motivated and broke a 2008 law governing how watchdogs can be dismissed.

Gerald Walpin, inspector general of the Corporation for National and Community Service, was removed June 10. In a letter telling Congress of his decision, Mr. Obama said he no longer had confidence in Mr. Walpin, but did not elaborate.

Mr. Walpin says he was fired because he targeted an Obama supporter, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, in a successful investigation that resulted in Mr. Johnson and an academy on which he forme

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Asked by mustbeGRACE at 5:07 PM on Jul. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Earlier this year Mr. Walpin issued reports that found that St. Hope Academy, founded by Mr. Johnson, had misused some of the nearly $850,000 in grant money it received from the federal AmeriCorps program. The academy has agreed to pay back about half the money.

    But his actions in the investigation were criticized by the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of California, Lawrence G. Brown, who said the inspector general was out of bounds in pushing his case against the mayor and hindered the prosecutor's own investigation.

    Days after the firing, a White House lawyer wrote a letter to a small group of senators explaining that Mr. Walpin at a May 20 meeting was "confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions and exhibited other behavior" that led the board of the corporation to question his ability to serve as inspector general.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 5:08 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

  • I watched Mr. Walpin discuss this case the day after it happened on the Lou Dobbs show, and he couldn't have been more well spoken! I hope he wins his court case...and anyone else who feels they were wronged by Obama and his administration should follow in suit!!! (pun intended!) :O)

    Answer by LoriKeet at 5:23 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

  • That is good news. I hope this suit produces results. Everything about Walpin's firing was shady. I just have to wonder what sort of coverage it will get. You know, besides from Fox News.


    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:03 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

  • It wont go anywhere, lacks credibility and proof.


    Answer by SRiveroC at 6:24 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

  • Good for him.

    Answer by lovinangels at 6:48 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

  • It wont go anywhere, lacks credibility and proof.


    Uhhhhhhh,  it was done in front of the whole world!


    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 8:22 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

  • I suppose it's good news

    if you're a mean-spirited

    person who worships

    any Republican, no matter

    how corrupt and hates

    any and all Democrats.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:07 AM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • 1:07 I suppose you have nothing better to do then to follow a cm member around and being an arsehole? Of course anonymously.

    Answer by tnmomofive at 1:18 AM on Jul. 19, 2009


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:22 AM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • :sigh: useless anons

    Answer by tnmomofive at 2:31 AM on Jul. 19, 2009

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