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IGs: Obama Administration Is Stonewalling Our Probes

From an unfazed Associated Press:

US inspectors general say gov’t has blocked access

By ERIC TUCKER | August 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Independent watchdogs of dozens of federal agencies decried on Tuesday what they said were Obama administration efforts to delay or stall their investigations.

The hell you say. And this from the most transparent administration in history?

By the way, the AP would never mention it, but besides calling Africa ‘a nation,’ Joe Biden touted inspector generals as a crucial tool to fight corruption in his speech to the African heads of state on Monday.

A letter to Congress from a broad cross-section of inspectors general cites specific instances in which watchdogs for the Justice Department, Environmental Protection Agency and the Peace Corps said they were denied timely access to documents and other information while doing their investigations. The letter says other inspectors general have faced similar obstacles, and that congressional action may be needed to ensure cooperation from government agencies.

"Congressional action"? Are they kidding? The Obama administration has stonewalled Congress even more than the Inspectors General.

"Refusing, restricting, or delaying an Inspector General’s access to documents leads to incomplete, inaccurate, or significantly delayed findings or recommendations, which in turn may prevent the agency from promptly correcting serious problems and deprive Congress of timely information regarding the agency’s performance," the letter states…

That’s the idea.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said he was concerned by the letter and the assertion that inspectors general were being stonewalled. He said he would work to correct the access problems through oversight and possibly legislation.

Good luck getting that past ‘Stonewall’ Harry Reid.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Wednesday, August 6th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “IGs: Obama Administration Is Stonewalling Our Probes”

  1. yadayada

    not only would the investigations uncover corruption and blatant inefficiency, do you think they might uncover a minute amount of targeting of conservative leaning organizations?
    the EPA and the EEOC are just as powerful as the IRS.




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