Friday, April 27, 2007

Karl Rove's Least Likely Interrogator: Scott Bloch and the Office of Special Counsel

The controversial director of the OSC is launching the most high-profile (and politically fraught) investigation of his stormy, three-year tenure. Is it a courageous effort to expose White House malfeasance, or a last ditch attempt to save his own hide?

More likely the later than the former judging by how this pussy has behaved in the past. I am unaware of him ever picking on someone bigger or more powerful than he imagines himself to be.

"It's hard to believe that the Office of Special Counsel will be able to conduct a thorough investigation into the White House while Scott Bloch is under investigation himself," the Project on Government Oversight's director of investigations, Beth Daley, said in a release yesterday. "You have to wonder if the people's interest will outweigh one person's desire to protect his own skin."

Melanie Sloan, the executive director of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, or CREW, questions whether, under Bloch's direction, the investigation would amount to a whitewash. "Having transformed the OSC into a virtual black hole for legitimate complaints of retaliation, Bloch is decidedly not the right person to tackle the issues of misconduct and illegality that surround top White House officials," she said yesterday. "There is a serious question as to whether Bloch will just provide cover for an administration that has been covering for him."


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