More on the Obama AmeriCorps scandal

Matthew Hoy
By Matthew Hoy on June 16, 2009

The Washington Examiner's Byron York has more on the Obama administration's effort to fire AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin.

The method of Walpin's firing could be a violation of the 2008 Inspectors General Reform Act, which requires the president to give Congress 30 days' notice, plus an explanation of cause, before firing an inspector general.  Then-Sen. Barack Obama was a co-sponsor of that legislation. In the case of Walpin, Eisen's efforts to force Walpin to resign could be seen as an effort to push Walpin out of his job so that the White House would not have to go through the 30-day process or give a reason for its action.  When Walpin refused to quit, the White House informed Congress and began the 30-day countdown.

For the record, Walpin was on Fox News yesterday and revealed that he is no right-wing partisan -- he had been working with the Obama administration in supporting Sonia Sotomayor's appointment to the Supreme Court.

Also, scroll to the bottom of York's article for a letter from Sen. Charles Grassley asking for contacts regarding Walpin from the Office of the First Lady. That sure sounds reminiscent of Travelgate during the Clinton administration.

Curiouser and curiouser.


I continue to be annoyed by online media companies skimping on the copy editors.

If you disagree, we may feud over the issue.

Is it true that Adam Schiff used his official position as House Intelligence Chair to subpoena the phone records of a journalist?

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Sounds dangerous, right @Acosta?

Sen. Marsha Blackburn @MarshaBlackburn

Adam Schiff used his official position as House Intelligence Chair to subpoena the phone records of a journalist and the top Republican on his committee.

Then he released the records to intimidate his opponents.

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