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Walpingate Heating Up

The plot thickens in the Gerald Walpin scandal, as Byron York and Jake Tapper report a fresh development — and a possible abuse of power within the Obama administration. The acting US Attorney in the settlement reached with Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, opposition to which apparently caused Walpin’s dismissal in the early months of Barack Obama’s presidency, wanted a permanent appointment to the position. The leniency of the settlement with Obama’s political ally may have been part of an effort by Lawrence Brown to curry favor with the Oval Office.

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