Duh! That might explain some of the outlandish behavior by the people inside those departments. If there is no oversight, the mice will indeed play. It is the nature of things. What makes me wonder is why this is not a big deal for Congress. They should be demanding the positions be filled with independent professionals. Why? Well, let’s take Hillary’s State Department as an example as to the danger of not having legal oversight. According to the article the ARB didn’t interview Hillary (a thus allowing her to avoid lying to them like she did Congress) was they had no power over her. An IG would.
The long absence of IG’s in key agencies could be a reason why whistleblowers are hesitant to step forward and talk to Congress about what they may know about such events like the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. As a result, some whistleblowers within agencies without IG’s find they have little recourse but to risk their jobs and personal freedom by leaking sensitive information to the media.
The State Department’s IG position has remained vacant since January 16, 2008. That IG position has been open longer than any other vacant OIG position. The State Department, without an IG, investigated its own actions via the Accountability Review Board (ARB) after the attack in Benghazi.
However, ARB’s, according to statutory state process, are not permitted to investigate the Secretary of State. As a result, then-Sec. of State Hillary Clinton was not questioned for the ARB report on the terrorist attacks; the the State Department’s Office of Inspector General, headed up by a Deputy Inspector General, is now looking into how the ARB report was put together.
Obama doesn’t like independent oversight and neither do his people. Not having it is a plus for them and a minus for us. And it might explain why we have seen so many mice playing so hard to undermine our nation.