Thursday, June 18, 2009

Two More Inspectors General Fired

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According to American Thinker, Gerald Walpin was not the only Inspector General fired by the Obamarx administration for doing their job. We're headed for a thugocracy.

In addition to Walpin ( I did a post on this recently; he was fired for blowing the whistle on AmeriCorps), Neil Barofsky and Judith Gwynne were also fired for uncovering impropriety within their respective assignments.

Barofsky was given the task of overseeing financial stimulus spending. From
Tom Hamburger and Peter Wallsten of the Chicago Tribune: Neil Barofsky is embroiled in a dispute with the Obama administration that delayed one recent inquiry and sparked questions about his ability to freely investigate.

The disagreement stems from a claim by the
Treasury Department that Barofsky is not entirely independent of the agency he is assigned to examine a claim that has prompted a stern letter from a Republican senator warning that agency officials are encroaching on the integrity of an office created to protect taxpayers.

Sen. Charles Grassley, R-
Iowa, sent the letter Wednesday to Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner demanding information about a "dispute over certain Treasury documents" that he said were being "withheld" from Barofsky's office on a "specious claim of attorney-client privilege."

Judith Gwynne was acting Inspector General at the International Trade Commission (ITC). As per American Thinker:

Separately this week, the International Trade Commission told its acting inspector general, who is not subject to White House authority, that her contract would not be renewed.

Grassley had become concerned about her independence because of a report earlier in the year that an agency employee forcibly took documents from the acting inspector general.

"It is difficult to understand why the ITC would not have taken action to ensure that the ITC inspector general had the information necessary to do the job," Grassley wrote on Tuesday.

Less than three hours after the letter was e-mailed to the agency, the acting IG, Judith Gwynne, was told that her contract, which expires in early July, would not be renewed.

The level of corruption is astounding. Where are the media, including Fox News? I haven't heard much about this from them. I know where the MSM are...and it's going on at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

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Bungalow Bill said...

That's why we have a beautiful woman like you exposing a lying cheat like Obama. Keep up the good work soldier!

The Keeper Of Odd Knowledge (KOOK) said...

Glenn has covered it but that is about it.

RightKlik said...

Very scary.

blackandgoldfan said...

Bill, KOOK, and RK -- This story should be front and center, at least on Fox. Yes, we're dealing with Kim Jong Il and such, but this just stinks.

Btw...thanks for the compliment, Bill! You made me blush! lol

Anonymous said...

Because people are too easily entertained by a stilleto heel wielding Korean dictator, and ABC News becoming the new state media. Not the fact that safeguards to transparency are being nibbled away, though to me I find this the most worrying.

blackandgoldfan said...

Ramblings -- I recently read that more people get their news online than on MSM. Gee...I wonder why? lol Even Fox is starting to hack me off a bit. More fair? Yes. But sometimes they seem to gloss over stories such as this when they should be latching on to them.