Levin reacts the piece below from the AP: :""A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years""... Levin hints "say that in German, say that in German."
I'll say what was probably on The Great One's mind... this sounds like the Gestapo! Since when does any admin have a "unit" inside any department or agency of the govt that can interfere with independent investigations?
Here we have another example of the obama dictatorship operating within its own rules. Homeland Security was created out of good intentions but is an example of how anything can be perverted under the wrong administration. Will anyone in DC do anything about this rogue president? NO! You can bet there are similar units run by the obama regime operating in other agencies and departments which is probably why in many cases like the IRS Congress has been stonewalled on getting answers.
Again I will say this nation is in distress and there is no one coming to our rescue. Those who swore an oath remain asleep like the majority of Americans thinking things will blow over. Well they haven't and they won't and things will just get worse because the will to act is just about dead!
EPA accused of blocking independent investigations
By Dina Cappiello | Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A unit run by President Barack Obama's political staff inside the Environmental Protection Agency operates illegally as a "rogue law enforcement agency" that has blocked independent investigations by the EPA's inspector general for years, a top investigator told Congress.
The assistant EPA inspector general for investigations, Patrick Sullivan, was expected to testify Wednesday before a House oversight committee about the activities of the EPA's little-known Office of Homeland Security.
The office of about 10 employees is overseen by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy's office, and the inspector general's office is accusing it of impeding its independent investigations into employee misconduct, computer security and external threats, including compelling employees involved in cases to sign non-disclosure agreements.
"Under the heavy cloak of 'national security,' the Office of Homeland Security has repeatedly rebuffed and refused to cooperate with the OIG's ongoing requests for information or cooperation," Sullivan wrote in prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press. "This block unquestionably has hamstrung the Office of Inspector General's ability to carry out its statutory mandate to investigate wrongdoing of EPA employees."
EPA Deputy Administrator Bob Perciasepe was expected to tell Congress that the agency's employees work cooperatively with the inspector general and support its mission, according to his prepared testimony.
Perciasepe assured Congress in his prepared testimony that the EPA remains committed to ensuring that the inspector general's office successfully roots out waste, fraud and abuse across the agency.
The EPA allegations are the latest under the Obama administration to question the effective independence of the government's inspectors general, which ostensibly operate on their own to investigate wrongdoing inside federal agencies. Two weeks ago, the Homeland Security Department secretary put the agency's former inspector general on administrative leave after senators said he was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or classified some critical reports to accommodate Obama's political appointees...more