The question is being asked on social media, so let’s address it: why hasn’t President Biden just fired the DHS Inspector General? Because that’s not the ideal outcome. The goal is to use the threat of firing and/or criminal penalties to squeeze him into giving up who pushed him into covering things up.
This is why Biden is having his people leak to the media that he’s considering firing the Inspector General. It’s all about leverage. Bend him to your will. The people saying “why is Biden tepidly taking so long to fire him” are framing it incorrectly.
The Inspector General is a medium fish. He can give up bigger fish. Get his cooperation now. Let the DOJ punish him appropriately later, and take his cooperation into consideration at that time. Biden is showing that he understands how this kind of leverage works.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report