Friday, February 28, 2014

Rogue EPA

John Beale was a rogue EPA agent who illegally collected money he wasn't due from the Treasury while taking time off he wasn't entitled to with the excuse that he also worked for the CIA. He didn't work for the CIA. He's currently serving 32 months which is as it should be for costing the taxpayer almost a million dollars. The investigation into how big a problem rogue bureaucrats are at EPA is turning up disturbing information. Inappropriate behavior by EPA bureaucrats including obstruction of investigators, threats, and inappropriate non-disclosure agreements to stop employees at EPA from speaking with the EPA Inspector General are making it look like there might be a wider problem.

EPA established its Office of Homeland Security two weeks after the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, which was supposed to concentrate all of that sort of work under one umbrella. Apparently they do not agree that the Inspector General has authority to investigate that office in matters of national security which leaves a very convenient hole in the normal oversight process.