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Amtrak IG Probe: Who Is Eleanor Acheson?
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A quick Google search on the name Eleanor Acheson produces a hit on Hillary Rodham’s famous 1969 comencement address at Wellesley College:

The Ellie Acheson mentioned is Eleanor “Eldie” Acheson was Hillary’s roommate at Wellesley. She is a longtime supporter and close friend of Hillary’s.

Four decades later, Eleanor Acheson is vice president and general counsel at AmTrak, where inspector general Fred Wiederhold resigned Thursday without warning or explanation. Sen. Charles Grassley says Wiederhold’s unexpected resignation came after he was asked to provide “specific examples of agency interference with OIG audits and/or investigations.”

A bit more Googling shows Eleanor Acheson to be a Friend of Joe — Joe Biden, that is, Amtrak’s most famous rider and currently vice president of the United States. Wiederhold has said nothing publicly since his resignation five days ago

Google doesn’t tell us whether the former Amtrak IG’s curious silence has anything to do with the well-connected legal honcho at Amtrak. At least, not yet. But maybe Michelle Malkin will want to know if there is a connection.

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