Monday, November 23, 2009

20091123@2319 - Instapundit Comments

20091123@2246 - That Sound You Just Heard...Was My Head Exploding

20091123@2106 - Did White House overlook mayor's 'sexual misconduct'?

Tip of the fedora: Stacy McCain

20091123@2104 - IG-Gate Update: Sex Scandal, ‘Hush Money’ and the Firing of Gerald Walpin

20091123@2031 - IG-Gate: 'Hush Money' Charge in Sacramento Mayor's Sex Scandal Was Part of Probe

For background see:

20091123@1530 - Obama WH scrambled for story to smear Walpin

Ed Morrissey:

20091123@1146 - IG-Gate: White House Walpin Spin Game; Updated: Sex Scandal + Hush Money = Not News?

20091123@1135 - Hope! Change! Cover Ups! The Chicago Way!

20091123@1123 - Transparency Sinks to a New Low in the Walpin Case

20091123@0001 - New documents: White House scrambled to justify AmeriCorps firing after the fact

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

20090909@2109 - IG-GATE UPDATE

Nothing new that I've been able to find, except for Stacy McCain's article in the latest print edition of The American Spectator [available by subscription only]. I'll post some excerpts once the issue comes in the mail.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

20090903@2141 - IG-GATE UPDATE

Nothing new since last Thursday.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Thursday, August 27, 2009

20090827@2131 - IG-GATE UPDATE

Nothing new since Tuesday

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

20090825@2027 - IG-GATE UPDATE

Nothing new since Sunday; we're truly in the dog days of Summer.

Just a reminder: if you know of any documents or reports I missed, please e-mail me. If I add it, I'll give you full credit and a warm thanks.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

20090823@2059 - IG-GATE UPDATE

Nothing new since Tuesday

Friday, August 14, 2009

20090814@2139 - IG-GATE UPDATE

There's been nothing new on the Scandals.

Friday, August 7, 2009

20090807@2009 - Lieberman, Collins, Grassley express 'serious concern' about ITC's IG

20090807@2004 - Senators Seek Answer From ITC About IG

20090807@1909 - IG-GATE UPDATE

Some interesting developments in the past twenty-four hours...

1) The Chairman of CNCS has been nominated to be Ambassador to Spain:
20090806@0001 - Nomination of Alan Solomont Sent To Senate
20090807@1450 - Obama selects Weston's Alan Solomont as ambassador to Spain, Andorra

I've also added the press release announcing Mr. Solomont's election to the Chairmanship from back in early February:
200900204@0001 - Boston Entrepreneur and Philanthropist Alan Solomont Named Chair of National Service Agency [CNCS][Alan Solomont]

2) Benjamin Wagner, and not Acting U.S. Attorney Lawrence Brown, has been nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California:

Also added:
20090101@0009 - Who Is Lawrence Brown?

20090807@1450 - Obama selects Weston's Alan Solomont as ambassador to Spain, Andorra

20090807@0001 - Top Prosecutor In California Eastern District Nominated to be U.S. Attorney

Mary Jacoby reporting:
If confirmed, Wagner would replace Acting United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown, who has been running the office since January, after Bush-appointee McGregor William Scott resigned.

Brown was caught up in the controversy about fired AmeriCorps inspector general, Gerald Walpin. Read our previous report about Walpin

Note: You may have to register with Main Justice to view the full posting.

Benjamin B. Wagner, of California, to be United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California for the term of four years.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

20090806@2015 - IG-GATE UPDATE

I've found nothing new directly related to the IG Scandals today. I will be looking again tomorrow. I've been accumulating older materials that I will be adding soon.

Special belated tip of the fedora to snaggletoothie for listing this site at the top of his side column--thanks Chris.

20090806@1347 - More controls seen needed on US bailout decisions

20090806@1321 - Treasury finalizing TARP lobbying rules

20090806@0001 - Nomination of Alan Solomont Sent To Senate


Alan D. Solomont, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador to Spain, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador to Andorra.

Note: Mr. Solomont is currently the Chairman of CNCS and was involved in the firing of Gerald Walpin.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

20090731@2241 - Dodd-Gate and Ig-Gate: The Connection

20090731@1305 - IG-GATE UPDATE

I've just added four new links/postings...

The latest from Byron York:
A highlight:
After seven weeks of trying, investigators looking into President Barack Obama’s abrupt firing of AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin are still unable to answer the most basic question of the whole affair: Why did the president do it?

An item from June by Quin Hillyer that I missed wherein he quotes from a great source/witness in the Walpin affair:

A related item from Mr. Hillyer from today:

And a new archive item by Sam Stanton of the Sacramento Bee:

20090731@1037 - Black Panther Case Bites Holder

20090731@0001 - Probe finds new clues in AmeriCorps IG scandal

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

20090729@2042 - IG-GATE UPDATE

Nothing new was published today that I could find, so I added some older items to the archive...

Four videos from Glenn Beck's show:

Beck interviewing Byron York and Gerald Walpin:

Beck explaining the Walpin Investigation and talking with Byron York:

Beck administering a senility test to Gerald Walpin:

Beck answering the question 'Who is Gerald Walpin?':

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

20090728@1912 - IG-GATE UPDATE

I've just added the following links:

Robert Stacy McCain:

Rep. Matsui / Mayor Kevin Johnson:

Eric Hogue [Hogue News]:

Judicial Watch vs. Treasury Dept. [documents]:

From the first Stacy McCain posting listed above:

Readership of The American Spectator includes former AmeriCorp inspector general Gerald Walpin, who was fired last month on orders from President Obama. In a telephone interview today, Walpin said he noticed last week's report that Rep. Doris Matsui (D-Calif.) had contacted White House officials in March, publicly vowing that sanctions against Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson didn't prevent the city from getting its share of bailout cash.

Questions about what role Matsui may have played in Walpin's dismissal are being asked on Capitol Hill, and the ex-IG himself is curious about the Sacramento congresswoman's intervention, which drew attention after it was
highlighted by California blogger Eric Hogue.

On the larger question -- whether political pressure over his investigation of Mayor Johnson's St. HOPE Academy was a factor in the June 10 quit-or-be-fired ultimatum from the White House -- Walpin is certain.

"I have no doubt about that," Walpin said.

20090728@1636 - Walpin wonders about Matsui's role

20090728@1624 - IG-Gate Update: 'No Doubt' Political Pressure Led to His Firing, Walpin Says

20090728@0944 - IG-Gate Update

I've just added three new postings...

Robert Stacy McCain:

Judicial Watch:

LA Times:

The Judicial Watch posting, by Tom Fitton, also contains links to some FOIA documents that I will be adding here later once I've looked them over.

I will keep you updated and please let me know if there are any reporting, analysis, or documents I've missed. I can use all of the help I can get. Just send me a link; I'll do the rest. Thank you.


To Stacy McCain of THE OTHER MCCAIN for the Full Metal Jacket Reach-Around Award today

To INSTAPUNDIT for the link

To Pundette for featuring this site in PUNDIT & PUNDETTE's 'Today's Featured Blog'

Saturday, July 25, 2009

20090725@1844 - Notes on INDEXES

1) If I was unable to obtain the time when one of the links listed here was posted, I set a default time of 12:01 AM [@0001, one minute after Midnight of the day of posting by the author of the link].

2) All links to DOCUMENTS are given a date of 01 JANUARY 2009 [20090101], so you can find all documents linked to by clicking on the Z-DOCUMENTS label at the bottom of this particular Index or by clicking here:

Please keep checking back to this posting for updates.

20090725@1346 - Inspector General Situation Updates

20090725@0900 - Barofsky fires back at Treasury, says $24,000,000,000,000 estimate sound

Friday, July 24, 2009

20090724@1220 - IG-Gate: Why the Matsui Question Matters


I will be running some tests over the next several days as I organize and format this site.

Until I get things up and fully running please click here to check the IG-Gate part of the WWU-AM page and here for the main page of THE CAMP OF THE SAINTS.

20090724@0001 - Special Inspector General: TARP Massive, Corrupt and Lacks Transparency

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

20090722@1332 - Podcast Interview with Inspector General for TARP: Treasury Department Is Not Being Transparent

20090722@1332 - Grassley Grills Obama’s Nominee Over TARP Oversight, AIG Payments

20090722@0748 - SIGTARP Barofsky Shows Why Watchdogs Are Important

20090722@0716 - Rule 3 on IG-Gate (Plus, Notes for Newbies on Aggregation Method)

20090722@0620 - IG Investigations Continue

20090722@0451 - The federal government needs an IG in chief

20090722@0416 - Lawmaker: bailout like ponzi scheme

20090722@1201 - Fired IG: I fight for watchdogs' integrity

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

20090721@2228 - Lawmakers Rebuke Treasury Department Over TARP Spending

20090721@2128 - The Mother of All IG Updates

20090721@1745 - Behind the Scenes of the Investigations

20090721@1527 - Walpin fights back to save OIG

20090721@0002 - [Rep.] Matsui Admits to Calling White House About IG Walpin!

20090721@0001 - TARP watchdog cites lack of transparency in Obama administration,0,4611786.story

20090721@0001 - Treasury Is Criticized Over TARP

20090721@0001 - The $300 Million Reason Why Obama Fired IG Gerald Walpin!

Monday, July 20, 2009

20090720@2255 - Behind Closed Doors

20090720@2233 - The Garter Belt Bailout?

20090720@1943 - IG-Gate: Connecting the SIGTARP Dots

20090720@1422 - Fired IG Gerald Walpin Files Suit

20090720@0724 - IG-Gate: Behind Closed Doors

20090720@0709 - Fired Inspector General Says His Lawsuit Was Filed to Protect Future IGs / Be Reinstated

20090720@0608 - Behind Closed Doors

20090720@0450 - SIGTARP Strikes: IG Barofsky Report Says Treasury Not Tracking Bailout Cash

20090720@0001 - $23.7 Trillion to Fix Financial System?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

20090716@2040 - Announcement - IG-GATE: The Movie

Here we are only a couple of months into the Scandal and someone is already working on a film version:

I've been promised by the folks over at RWE Pictures that a more complete poster will be soon in coming. Who will co-star? Will it be rated R [or NC-17]?

Taken from:

20090716@1619 - Operation Renaissance

20090616@0445 - Honesty: What a concept

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

20090714@2318 - Whispers of hints of shadows

20090714@2302 - Sincere Doubts

20090714@1028 - The Inspector General Story: It’s Real – And (Potentially) Spectacular

20090714@0954 - Chugging Along

20090714@0814 - Amtrak accused of hindering stimulus oversight

20090714@0608 - The Little Scandal That Could

Thursday, June 25, 2009

20090625@2008 - Grassley: Amtrak 'Systematically Violated' IG Law

20090625@1947 - EXCLUSIVE: Report on Amtrak IG case

20090625@1021 - Obama's Job-Killing Stimulus Package Replaced Investments With Welfare, Out of Political Correctness

20090625@0954 - Eleanor Acheson: Lobbyist

20090625@0757 - Where Are The Big Headlines?

20090625@0610 - It's not about Walpin

20090625@0607 - Obama Plays Hardball With Watchdogs

20090625@0001 - New Documents Explain CNCS Firing

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

20090624@2302 - Old School Ties UPDATE: Lobbyist?

20090624@2258 - Eleanor Acheson, Lobbyist?

20090624@0854 - Re: Mr. Walpin is 'essentially the opposite of someone who is "confused, disoriented, unable to answer questions."'

20090624@0542 - AmeriCorps feared bad press if IG investigation continued

20090626@0154 - Speaking Truth To Power: A Casualty Of The Obama Administration

20090624@0001 - Watchdogs, Not Lapdogs

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

20090623@1700 - A Biden Connection to the Amtrak IG Scandal

20090623@1652 - Asking the right questions

20090623@1529 - Amtrak IG Probe: Who Is Eleanor Acheson?

20090623@1002 - Calling her what she is

20090623@0649 - Plumbing the Depths of IG Gate

20090623@0224 - More questions for Secretary Geithner

20090623@0001 - Bad Times for Whistle-Blowers

Friday, June 19, 2009

20090619@1531 - In Letter, Barofsky Explains Concerns

20090619@1522 - Treasury Dispute with Bailout Watchdog Stems from AIG Bonus Audit; Now Congressman Calls For Investigation

20090619@0748 - The ‘Domino Theory’ in the IG Scandal

20090619@0607 - NTC News Aggregation w/1700hrs Update

20090619@0001 - Authority Over Bailout Office Is Questioned

20090619@0001 - Former Phoenix Suns player Kevin Johnson’s nonprofit faces FBI investigation

20090619@0000 - More details sought in firing of official involved in St. HOPE probe

Thursday, June 18, 2009

20090618@1904 - Ya Can't Teach An Old Dog New Tricks

20090618@1746 - IG-Gate: The 'T' word keeps coming to mind

20090618@1700 - Glenn Beck on Gerald Walpin, The Man

Link to Video:


20090618@1620 - The Smearing Of Gerald Walpin

20090618@1500 - Rush Limbaugh: Gerald Walpin is Not Afraid

20090618@1418 - White House: Firing AmeriCorps IG an act of "political courage"

20090618@1208 - NTC News Aggregation

20090618@1202 - Treasury Department Challenges Independence of TARP Inspector General

20090618@1047 - Sin Is

20090618@0853 - Walpin, Stephen Goldsmith, Americorps, and Capital Source

20090618@0847 - Obama has fired 2 IGs in 2 weeks, leashed another

20090618@0840 - How's the weather in Sacramento?

20090618@0829 - Did the White House interefere with more Inspectors General?

20090618@0609 - Walloping Walpin

20090618@0534 - Americorps Scandal Won't Go Away Soon

20090618@0450 - Not Just Walpin - 3 IG Firings Being Questioned

20090618@0406 - Sen. Grassley Wants More Answers

20090618@0002 - From Little ACORNS...

20090618@0001 - Dispute grows over TARP chief's powers

20090618@0001 - Transcript: Lou Dobbs Interview with Fired Inspector Gerald Walpin

20090618@0001 - Do We Have Another Watergate On Our Hands?

20090618_0001 - Blowing the Whistle

20090618@0000 - A Witness to Walpin-Gate

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

20090617@2118 - John Hinderaker: Walpin Speaks, Obama Administration Clams Up

200906117@2100 - Gerald Walpin: Latest victim of Obama and Chicago Politics

20090617@2002 - AmeriCorps and ACORN Go Way Back

20090617@1948 - NTC News Aggregation

20090617@1810 - White House refuses to answer Senate questions on AmeriCorps IG firing

20090617@1752 - Gerald Walpin: He shoots, he scores!

20090617@1700 - Glenn Beck Administers Senility Test to Gerald Walpin

Link to Video:


20090617_1653 - 'Senior Administration Officials'

20090617@1255 - FBI probing obstruction of justice in related Walpin case; Update: Walpin breaks out the Obamateurism defense

20090617@1239 - Third Case of Watchdog Interference Alleged

20090617@1224 - Fired AmeriCorps IG responds: White House charges are false

20090617@1005 - Re: Democratic Senator Hits White House

20090617@0926 - WH attributes Walpin firing to dementia

20090617@0001 - Walpin-gate's 'egregious stuff'

20090617@0001 - IG witness Blows Up White House Excuse

20090617@0001 - Obama's AmeriCrooks and Cronies Scandal

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

20090616@2258 - White House Plays Hardball; Says Fired IG Walpin Was "Confused, Disoriented" Engaged in "Inappropriate Conduct"

20090616@1931 - GOP Rep. Issa cites Dems’ standards in call for probe

20090616@1926 - First Democrat questions Obama over AmeriCorps IG firing

20090616@1833 - Obama Fires AmeriCorps Inspector-General Walpin

20090616@1825 - AmeriCorps responds to Grassley

20090616@1700 - Glenn Beck on the Walpin Investigation with Byron York

Link to Video:


20090616@1401 - This Makes Travelgate Look Tame

20090616@1100 - House Republicans raise questions about Walpin firing

20090616@0001 - Letter of Sen. Charles Grassley to Shara Aranoff, Chairmain ITC

Monday, June 1, 2009


I'm still experimenting to see which format is the best

Thursday, January 1, 2009

20090101@0301 - Letter from Treasury Deptartment IG to Rep. Darrell Issa

20090101@0300 - Letter from DOJ IG Glenn Fine to Rep. Lamar Smith

20090101@0200 - Semi-Annual Report of OG of ITC [April 2009]

United States International Trade Commission

Cover letter to the Semi-Annual Report of the Inspector General for the ITC

April 2009 Semi-Annual Report of the Office of the Inspector General

20090101@0114 - DOCUMENT - Joint Staff Report - The Firing of the Inspector General for the CNCS

20090101@0113 - PRESS RELEASE: Grassley comment on report on the firing of AmeriCorps Inspector General Walpin

20090101@0112 - Letter from W.H. Counsel Craig to Senator Grassley on the Removal of IG Walpin [20090611]

20090101@0111 - Letter of Barack Obama to Senate President Biden Notifying of Removal of IG Walpin [20090611]

20090101@0110 - Letter of Barack Obama to Speaker Pelosi Notifying of Removal of IG Walpin [20090611]

20090101@0103 - Response of IG Walpin to US Attorney Brown's Complaint

20090101@0102 - Complaint of US Attorney Lawrence Brown Against IG Gerald Walpin [20090429]


Press Release:

Special Report in PDF Below:
Special Report To Congress From The Office Of Inspector General Of The Corporation For National And Community Service

Corporation Letter

OIG Letter To Congress

Corporation Letter to Congress

List of Exhibits

Exhibit 1

Exhibit 2

Exhibit 3

20090101@0100 - Settlement Between St. Hope Academy, Kevin Johnson, and U.S. Attorney [PDF]

20090101@0031 - DOCUMENTS - Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Treasury

From the Judicial Watch site:
'On October 13, 2008, the Treasury Department hosted a meeting of the CEOs of nine major banks to coerce them into accepting the U.S. government's $250 billion equity stake. Following a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Treasury Department replied that it had no relevant documents. When a FOIA lawsuit was filed, the Treasury was forced to produce documents which showed that the banks were forced to accept government funds.'

Litigation Documents
Plaintiff's Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief - January 26, 2009

Documents Uncovered
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Press Releases
Judicial Watch Forces Release of Bank Bailout Documents - May 13, 2009


20090101@0030 - Audio Interviews Conducted by Eric Hogue Related to IG-Gate/Americorps/Sacramento

This link takes you to the Hogue News Audio Archive page:

Look for the following interviews [Mr. Hogue does not provide links to the individual audio files, so you have to visit the page above]...

-June 19, 2009 – Mayor Kevin Johnson Interview – Segment One (St. Hope emails, 2nd investigation and the AmeriCorps $850,000)

-June 19, 2009 – Mayor Kevin Johnson Interview – Segment Two (Inspector General Gerald Walpin’s account versus Mayor Johnson’s)

-June 19, 2009 – Mayor Kevin Johnson Interview -Segment Three (IG Walpin was politically motived, Obama needed to remove him)

-June 27, 2009 – Kurt Bardella, Press Secretary for Congressman Issa; House Oversight Committee on Ethics Interview (Walpin termination)

-July 24, 2009 – Inspector Gerald Walpin on Congresswoman Doris Matsui - Segment One

-July 24, 2009 – Inspector Gerlad Walpin on Congresswoman Doris Matsui – Segment Two

-July 24, 2009 – Mayor Kevin Johnson answers Walpin, Matsui revelations and charges

20090101@0022 - Closing Statement by Chairman Edolphus Towns before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee [20090721]

Towns: 'What we have heard today convinces me that one of the best things Congress did when it created the TARP was to also create the Special Inspector General to oversee TARP spending. I can now understand why the Treasury Department would like to rein in the SIGTARP. But we are not going to let that happen.'

20090101@0021 - Statement by Ranking Member Issa before House Oversight and Government Reform Committee [20090721][PDF]


20090101@0020 - DOCUMENTS - Statement of SIGTARP Barofsky before House Committee On Oversight And Government Reform [20090721][PDF]


20090101@0009 - Letter from Edolphus Towns & Darrell Issa to Thomas Carper Regarding Interim I.G. Greene [PDF][20090728]

20090101@0009 - PRESS RELEASE - Chairman Towns, Ranking Member Issa Call for Replacement of Amtrak’s ‘Interim’ IG [07/29/09]

20090101@0009 - Who Is Lawrence Brown?

On 06 August 2009, Benjamin Wagner was nominated to be U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, replacing Lawrence Brown. Considering that the profile at the link above may now be taken down, I reproduce it here in full:

Acting United States Attorney Lawrence G. Brown

On January 5, 2009, Lawrence G. Brown was sworn in as the Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of California after serving as the First Assistant United States Attorney since March 2003.

Headquartered in Sacramento, the Eastern District is one of four federal districts in California, extending from the Oregon border to the north, Bakersfield to the south and covering California’s central valley and the mountains to the east. Mr. Brown supervises the office’s 70 attorneys, including those in the district’s branch office in Fresno, California. The United States Attorney’s Office prosecutes individuals for various federal crimes and litigates civil defensive and affirmative cases on behalf of the United States.

Mr. Brown served as executive director of the California District Attorneys Association from 1996 to March 2003. His organization represented the 58 elected District Attorneys of California and included over 2,600 deputy prosecutor members. As executive director, Mr. Brown drafted criminal justice legislation and frequently testified before the California Legislature. Additionally, he served as chief spokesperson for the organization.

In 2001, he served as President of the National Association of Prosecutor Coordinators and Board Member of the National District Attorneys Association. Mr. Brown began his career as a Deputy District Attorney with the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office in Southern California. In 1993, he received that office’s “Felony Prosecutor of the Year” award. He is a 1989 graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Law, receiving its Distinguished Alumni Award in 1999. Mr. Brown is also a Visiting Professor on Legislative Process and Statutory Interpretation at the law school.

20090101@0009 - Website of the Office of Inspector General for CNCS

20090101@0009 - DOCUMENTS - Who is SIGTARP Neil M. Barofsky? [official bio]

20090101@0008 - DOCUMENTS - Letter to the Honorable Thomas Carper re: Amtrak Inspector General; [PDF][20090629]


20090101@0008 - DOCUMENTS - Press Relase: House Oversight Committee opens investigation in Amtrak IG Office [20090629]

20090101@0007 - DOCUMENTS - 2 Letters / 1 Press Release from Sen. Grassley to Amtrak [20090625]

20090101@0007 - DOCUMENTS - 'Report on Matters Impairing the Effectiveness and Independence of the [Amtrak] Office of Inspector General' [PDF]


Prepared by law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher

20090101@0006 - DOCUMENTS - Letter of Rep. Jeb Hensarling to Elizabeth Warren [PDF][20090619]


20090101@0005 - DOCUMENTS - Letter from Lawyers in the Southern District of New York Defending Walpin [PDF][20090623]



20090101@0004 - DOCUMENTS - 4 Documents Related to the Firing of Gerald Walpin

The 4 documents are in PDF format.

20090101@0003 - DOCUMENTS - CNCS Board Members List

Tip of the fedora to Eric Rasmusen []

20090101@0002 - SIGTARP Quarterly Report issued 20090709


20090101@0001 - DOC - 33 documents provided to the Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Committee

Ed O'Keefe:
The 33 documents below were provided earlier this week to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. They stretch from April 2008 to June 2009 and demonstrate the difficult working relationship between Walpin, the Corporation's bipartisan board of directors, chief executive officer, general counsel and agency staffers.

20090101@0001 - DOC - Parody Newsletter produced to mark retirement of worker @ Walpin's office -May 2008

PDF File:

Mentioned in this posting by Byron York: