REPORT: Biden Claims Not to Remember THIS Controversial Decision Made During Obama Days

MAY 20, 2020

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Former Vice President Joe Biden, who vowed Tuesday not to fire inspectors general, claimed not to remember that President Barack Obama fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin in 2009 while he was investigating a key ally.

As Breitbart News noted last week, the Obama-Biden administration fired Walpin while he was pursuing claims that then-Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, an Obama supporter and former NBA star, had misappropriated funds.

The article goes on to state the following:

Walpin was fired, and the Obama White House claimed that he had been “confused” and “disoriented” at a meeting.

Walpin was fired, and the Obama White House claimed that he had been “confused” and “disoriented” at a meeting.

From their report:

A George W. Bush appointee, Mr. Walpin has since 2007 been the inspector general for the Corporation for National and Community Service, the federal agency that oversees such subsidized volunteer programs as AmeriCorps. In April 2008 the Corporation asked Mr. Walpin to investigate reports of irregularities at St. HOPE, a California nonprofit run by former NBA star and Obama supporter Kevin Johnson. St. HOPE had received an $850,000 AmeriCorps grant, which was supposed to go for three purposes: tutoring for Sacramento-area students; the redevelopment of several buildings; and theater and art programs.

Mr. Walpin’s investigators discovered that the money had been used instead to pad staff salaries, meddle politically in a school-board election, and have AmeriCorps members perform personal services for Mr. Johnson, including washing his car.

At the end of May, Mr. Walpin’s office recommended that Mr. Johnson, an assistant and St. HOPE itself be “suspended” from receiving federal funds. The Corporation’s official charged with suspensions agreed, and in September the suspension letters went out. Mr. Walpin’s office also sent a civil and/or criminal referral to the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California.

Then, Johnson was elected mayor of Sacramento. When Obama began to tout his federal stimulus spending, one attorney said that Sacramento may be barred from receiving the funds due to Johnson’s suspension.

A “public uproar” ensued, the WSJ reports, and a pressure campaign was mounted pushing for the U.S. Attorney’s office to settle the issue and lift Johnson’s suspension.

Walpin said Johnson should pay the money back and objected to lifting the suspension.

After interactions between Walpin’s office and Johnson’s office got contentious, the Corporation appeared to be wavering and Walpin submitted a 29-page report, signed by two other senior members of his office, to Congress.

Shortly thereafter, a White House lawyer told him to resign or be fired.

“The White House said Walpin was incompetent and had behaved bizarrely, and it pointed to an ethics complaint about Walpin’s actions related to the case,” the New York Times reported.


REPORT: Flashback: Remember when Obama fired the IG investigating his supporter?

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