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KJ gets excuse note from Obama

Updated 12 p.m.

President Obama Fires Controversial Inspector General (ABC News)

Obama fires AmeriCorps’ inspector general (MSNBC)

U.S. Sen. Grassley: Calls on administration to safeguard independence of Inspectors General


President Barack Obama claims he doesn’t have confidence in Inspector General Gerald Walpin, the man who investigated Mayor Kevin Johnson‘s dealings with AmeriCorps and misuse of federal funds to operate St. Hope.

So Obama has decided to fire Walpin.

Beyond saying that he did not have the “fullest confidence” in Walpin, Obama gave no reason for his action.

According to Republican Sen. Charles Grassley, a strong advocate of inspectors general, Walpin received a call from the White House Counsel’s office on Wednesday evening. Walpin was told that he had one hour to either resign or be fired. Senate sources say Walpin asked why he was being fired and, according to one source, “The answer that was given was that it’s just time to move on. The president would like to have someone else in that position.” Walpin declined to resign.

This does not pass the smell test…developing….


Written by scusdobserver

June 12, 2009 at 4:09 pm