Yesterday afternoon Zack Roth wrote up our initial run-down on President Obama’s firing of the Inspector General of the Corporation for National and Community Service (which runs Americorps). Now Jake Tapper has some more background on the tick tock of how the firing went down, with the IG’s initial refusal to resign.
The way this account reads there was some real urgency in canning the guy, though perhaps it was simply that they gave him a courtesy opportunity to resign rather than be fired, which is what eventually happened. On the other hand, it seems like pretty much everyone who came in contact with the guy, Republican and Democrat, thought he was out of control and probably should be fired.
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