“Have you seen the story I’m shocked. No one is on this story yet. President Obama fired an inspector general on Thursday night. Now, inspector generals, their job is to be independent. Their job is to be the watchdog. Well, he fired him on Thursday night, said, I want your resignation or you’re terminated. Well, the problem with that is is that violates the law. There’s this law, and the president probably didn’t know, but there is this new law that was passed and it was, you can’t fire inspector generals without giving them 30 days notice and you also have to alert congress and tell them why and detail all the details on why you are firing them. Well, I shouldn’t I was going to say the president shouldn’t know about it. Well, the president shouldn’t, but Senator Obama should know because it was Senator Obama’s bill that passed that law. So he violated his own law.” Glenn Beck: It’s us vs. them
“Recently fired inspector general Gerald Walpin speaks in defense of his probe into AmeriCorps.
Wired PR News – Gerald Walpin, an inspector general who was recently fired from the position by President Barack Obama, is defending his actions in regards to investigating national service programs such as AmeriCorps. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Walpin stated in an AP interview that his investigations included factual and honest reporting.
Walpin is quoted by the AP as stating, “I know that I and my office acted with the highest integrity as an independent inspector general should act.”
The president is quoted in the report as stating of Walpin’s conduct in a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Vice President Joe Biden, “It is vital that I have the fullest confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general… That is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general.”
Obama reportedly fired Walpin this week following Walpin’s investigation into the misuse of AmeriCorps funds, and being criticized for the manner in which the probe was handled.”Fired Inspector General Defends Work
“Former Inspector General Gerald Walpin filed two reports exposing gross misappropriation of federal AmeriCorps funds by a prominent Barack Obama supporter and was shortly thereafter fired by the White House, circumstances he told WND are likely linked and others have called an outright illegal action by the administration.
“I think you have to look at the facts and the circumstances and reach your conclusions,” Walpin said in a WND interview. “I will tell you that [my firing] came only after we had issued those two reports to Congress, and I don’t think that’s a coincidence.”
Further, Walpin said, “I am convinced that I and my office
are not guilty of any impropriety. In essence, I was fired for doing my job.”
Independent federal inspectors general are supposed to be granted special protection from political interference – thanks in part to a law co-sponsored by then-Sen. Barack Obama – to ensure they are free to investigate waste and fraud uninfluenced by political cronyism.” Obama fires watchdog who barked at his crony