Tuesday, May 6, 2008

FBI Raids U.S. Office of Special Counsel Office

Intrigue at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel --

A federal spokesman announced on Tuesday that OSC Agency Director Scott Bloch will remain on the job, but the OSC (Federal employees watchdog agency) is the subject of criminal investigation.

FBI agents seize computers of agency chief Scott Bloch, after allegations that Bloch had files erased on his computer by a private computer maintenance business.

The Office of Special Counsel has been at odds with the Bush administration since Bloch's staff began investigating whether top Bush political adviser Karl Rove and other White House officials had used federal agencies to conduct partisan political activities.

In addition, Bloch began investigations regarding whether laws were violated in the 2006 firings of U.S. attorneys in at least eight cities, which sparked a number of House and Senate investigations.

The CNN story is here:

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