Norm Eisen

Flashback: Obama Fired Inspector General Who Pursued Ally Kevin Johnson

Obama came under muted criticism — most of it from Republicans — in 2009 when he fired AmeriCorps Inspector General Gerald Walpin, who had pursued an investigation of Kevin Johnson, the former NBA star and mayor of Sacramento, California. The administration even questioned Walpin’s mental capacities in defending the decision.

Kevin Johnson and Barack Obama (Kristoffer Tripplaar - Pool/Getty)