By Andrew P. Napolitano
The president's men trash the Constitution to pursue antagonists
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Top Amtrak officials failed to give "adequate consideration" to a federal mandate to inform Congress before they removed the rail service's longtime inspector general in 2009, according to a new independent review.
A powerful House Republican wants Amtrak's chairman and top lawyer fired.
A little noticed congressional report raised sharp questions about Amtrak executive Lorraine Green — head of D.C. Mayor-elect Vincent Gray's campaign and transition teams — in connection with the controversial dismissal of a longtime former Amtrak inspector general.
A congressional probe is calling for an end to Amtrak's use of expensive outside lawyers to represent its top employees during administrative investigations, calling the practice wasteful and unheard of across government.
Amtrak officials pushed the agency's longtime inspector general to resign — without telling Congress — after the watchdog official exposed wrongdoing, mismanagement and criminal activity inside the taxpayer-funded rail service, a congressional probe has found.