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08/01/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Gerald Walpin: Records Indicate Tension Between Fired IG And Officials

Documents delivered to lawmakers this week expose a frequently confrontational and petty relationship over the past several years between Gerald Walpin and officials at the Corporation for National and Community Service. President Obama fired the Bush appointee last month, citing a lack of confidence.

Lawmakers almost immediately raised concerns about the dismissal of the organization's inspector general, suggesting the White House failed to follow proper procedure in removing the appointee of President George W. Bush and did not provide proper reasons for the dismissal. The White House outlined its concerns in a letter to lawmakers, suggesting that Walpin appeared confused, disoriented and unable to answer questions at a late-May board meeting of the corporation.

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