Wrong Again Joe Biden: Obama Admin So Corrupt 70 Inspectors General Urged Congress to Stop Obama IG Crackdown!
Guest post by Joe Hoft
Joe Biden said his proudest moment of Obama’s Presidency was that there was not “one whisper of scandal”.
What a crock! Nearly six dozen federal inspectors general approached Congress to ask lawmakers to step in and stop Obama’s crackdown on their efforts to audit and investigate the corrupt Obama Administration. And, Hillary’s department didn’t even have an inspector general!
Joe Biden, former Obama VP and Democrat candidate for President stated that his proudest moment of the Obama administration was that it had not “one whisper of scandal.”
But looking back, the Obama administration was arguably the most corrupt in US history for many reasons.
For example, FOXNews reported –
Nearly six-dozen watchdog agencies are asking Congress to step in after the Obama administration clamped down on access to government records they say are vital for their investigations into waste, fraud and abuse.
The Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency sent an Aug. 3 letter to congressional leaders ahead of a hearing scheduled for Wednesday where they will ask lawmakers to pass legislation reversing a controversial decision made July 20 by the Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel. The OLC is now requiring investigators to get permission to review sensitive documents from the very agencies they are monitoring.
This decision, the letter said, “represents a serious threat to the independent authority” of all inspectors general.
IGs are assigned to audit and conduct internal reviews of federal agencies, and recently have been responsible for investigating the IRS targeting scandal, TSA security gaps, personal email use at the State Department and other issues.
The council represents about 70 IG offices across the government, including for the Federal Communications Commission, the National Security Agency and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. While the July 20 ruling applies to the DOJ, some are worried it will prompt other departments to set similar restrictions.
In addition to this, it should come as no surprise but during Hillary Clinton’s entire tenure as Secretary of State in the Obama administration, President Obama never nominated nor filled an Inspector General position.
The Wall Street Journal reported in 2015 –
The State Department had no permanent inspector general—the lead watchdog charged with uncovering misconduct and waste—during Hillary Clinton’s entire tenure as secretary, leaving in place an acting inspector who had close ties to State Department leadership.
President Barack Obama didn’t put forward a nominee to lead the inspector general’s office while Mrs. Clinton led the State Department, making it the only agency with a presidentially appointed inspector general that had neither a confirmed nor nominated head watchdog…
Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. History will show that the Biden – Obama – Clinton administration was the most corrupt and criminal administrations in history!
Hat tip Nick Weil