The Office of Special Counsel has opened a wide-ranging investigation into the intermingling of politics and government under Bush.
the Office of Special Counsel is preparing to jump into one of the most sensitive and potentially explosive issues in Washington, launching a broad investigation into key elements of the White House political operations that for more than six years have been headed by chief strategist Karl Rove.
The new investigation, which will examine the firing of at least one U.S. attorney, missing White House e-mails, and White House efforts to keep presidential appointees attuned to Republican political priorities, could create a substantial new problem for the Bush White House.
For the time being anyway, concerns about peak schadenfreude may be misplaced.
Commenters remind me that Scott Bloch, head of the OSC, comes from the same Bushie hack mold as popular favorites like Michael Brown and Alberto Gonzales. So don’t get too excited, the point could be to hold five or six half-assed interviews and release a heavily redacted report declaring everybody completely innocent.
Maybe, maybe not. We’ll know if the White House tries to block the OSC’s access to officials and classified information. If he gets full access without a fight we can be fairly sure that a total whitewash is in the works.