The Coverup

Is this Obama’s Watergate?

The bottom line is that the AmeriCorps IG accused a prominent Obama supporter of misusing AmeriCorps grant money.  After an investigation, the prominent Obama supporter had to pay back more than $400,000 of that grant money.  And Obama fired the AmeriCorps IG.

Inspector Generals do not answer to the president directly, because the President is one of the people that they are responsible for potentially investigating.

Bush didn’t try to fire Fitzgerald for investigating Libby and Cheney.  This is the equivalent of that.

Inspectors General are part of every federal department. They are given the responsibility of independently investigating allegations of waste, fraud, and corruption in the government, without fear of interference by political appointees or the White House.  Last year Congress passed the Inspectors General Reform Act, which added new protections for IGs, including a measure requiring the president to give Congress 30 days prior notice before dismissing an IG.  The president must also give Congress an explanation of why the action is needed.  Then-Sen. Barack Obama was one of the co-sponsors of the Act.

Obama thought it was a marvelous idea when Bush was the president.  Now, he wants to ignore it.

One Comment

  1. You do know that laws can not possibly apply to The One. He’s above them. His relationship with truth and accuracy are as tenuous.