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IGs Drop The Hammer: Obama Prevented Investigations Of His & Hillary’s Corruption

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Opinion| For those of you not familiar with the important post known as “Inspector General,” ‘An inspector general is an investigative official in a civil or military organization. The plural of the term is “inspectors general” according to Wikipedia.

Basically they are the ones who watch the watchers and are there to ensure rampant corruption does not overtake the government.

Inspector Generals are supposed to have complete and total access to all materials so that they can properly do their job and carry out productive oversight.

That’s merely what is supposed to happen.

As we all know by now, the Obama regime was more of a crime spree than it was a Presidential administration.

David Harris JR is reporting that “Nearly 6 dozen IGs went to Congress and asked them to force Obama to allow them to view necessary documents.

He didn’t even appoint an IG during Hillary’s time at the state department. This allowed her to operate without any supervision at all. The same goes for the corrupt Barack Obama. The IGs are free to act under President Trump.”

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.

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…

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