Inspectors General: Obama Administration Obstructing Justice
Just a minute after the Liar in Chief took office, he pronounced his administration would become “the most open and transparent in history.” And recently Obama touted, “This is the most transparent administration in history.” But six years into his scandal plagued presidency, critics blast the administration for its lack of cooperation during investigations and the DOJ’s contempt for established oversight procedures.
And it’s not just critics and Republicans who are calling the Obama administration the most corrupt group to ever hold the office. As The Daily Signal Reports:
47 of the federal government’s 73 inspectors general, many of whom were appointed by President Obama, sent their letter to Rep. Darrel Issa (R-CA), Sen. Thomas Carper (D-Del.), and the ranking members of the House Oversight and Government Reform and Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committees — essentially pleading with Congress to help the IGs do their jobs uncovering waste, mismanagement, fraud, and corruption within their respective agencies.
In the letter, the IGs complain about the “serious limitations on access to records that have recently impeded the work” of IGs at the Peace Corps, the EPA, and the Department of Justice. Administration lawyers have construed laws related to privilege in “a manner that would override the express authorization contained in the IG Act” and seriously impede the “ability [of the IGs] to conduct our work thoroughly, independently, and in a timely manner.”
According to the letter, the Justice Department withheld “essential records” in three different reviews, despite the fact that such records had been produced for the DOJ IG “in many prior reviews without objection.” Michael Horowitz eventually got access to the files, it seems, but not because Department officials realized they were misinterpreting the IG law in withholding access. No, Horowitz got the records only after DOJ leadership decided that “the three reviews were of assistance to the Department of Justice’s leadership.”
The U.S. was founded on rule of law, not rule of men; yet Obama clearly enforces only those laws that fit his agenda and turns a blind eye when laws that would otherwise impede his “progress” are broken.
Our government was formed specifically to put “checks and balances” on all branches of government to prevent corruption and tyranny. And in this letter by the inspectors general, it is obvious the Obama administration is actively refusing to follow such oversight.
This statement couldn’t ring more true… “Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupt absolutely.” Obama is consolidating power and usurping traditional forms of oversight in order to advance his liberal agenda regardless of its lawlessness.
In all honesty, the corruption surrounding the Obama administration makes Nixon look like a saint.