Young Thug cleans up well
President Obama’s good black buddy and Presidential contributor Kevin Johnson was being investigated by an inspector general. The Obama Administration told him he had an hour to take his shit and leave or he would be fired. No story here. Move along.
WASHINGTON – “President Barack Obama says he has lost confidence in the inspector general who investigates AmeriCorps and other national service programs and has told Congress he is removing him from the position.”
“Obama’s move follows an investigation by IG Gerald Walpin of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, who is an Obama supporter and former NBA basketball star, into the misuse of federal grants by a nonprofit education group that Johnson headed.”
Mr. Walpin is no lightweight. From an official press release when he was hired for the job:
“For over 40 years, Walpin was a partner with the New York City law firm Katten Muchin and Rosenman LLP, chairing the firm’s litigation department, and is now Counsel to that firm. His practice included the determination of the existence of fraud within corporations, and recoveries resulting from such fraud. Before his private practice, he was law secretary to two Federal District Court Judges, served in the United States Air Force J.A.G., and was the Chief of Special Prosecutions for the United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York. He also served as President of the Federal Bar Council, the bar association of attorneys practicing in the Second Circuit Federal Courts, from 2002 to 2004. He received a bachelor’s degree from City College of New York and graduated cum laude from Yale Law School.”
Dat Obama is pwetty good!
The purported reason why BiG ThUg oBamA wants to fire him? Because the acting U.S. Attorney Lawrence Brown said Walpin had not investigated the incident thoroughly enough. From the curiously incurious WaPo:
“In August 2008, Walpin referred the matter to the local U.S. attorney’s office, which said the IG’s conclusions seemed overstated and did not accurately reflect all the information gathered in the investigation.” Continue reading