Below the radar: IG scandal developing some legs

With all the other news of the last fortnight - Iran, cap and trade, Michael Jackson - the questions that are swirling around the treatment of several federal watchdogs who have been fired, resigned, or blocked in their efforts to keep the government honest continue to go unanswered.The case of the AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin as well as the resignation of the Amtrak IG Fred Wiederhold have drawn the attention of Senator Charles Grassley who has fired off several letters asking for details and explanations why just as these two watchdogs were causing trouble for the Obama administration, they left their posts under less than ideal circumstances.Robert Stacy McCain has been on top of this story for weeks and has the latest at the AmSpec blog: Officials of Amtrak have "systematically violated the letter and spirit of the Inspector General Act," Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) charged Thursday, making public a 94-page legal report prepared at the request...(Read Full Post)