Office of Special Counsel to investigate Rove
Its about friggin’ time:
WASHINGTON — Most of the time, an obscure federal investigative unit known as the Office of Special Counsel confines itself to monitoring the activities of relatively low-level government employees, stepping in with reprimands and other routine administrative actions for such offenses as discriminating against military personnel or engaging in prohibited political activities.
But 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.
EDIT: David Iglesias was on Chris Matthews tonight and stated he filed a claim that the Hatch Act was violated by his firing and he filed the claim with the Office of the Special Prosecutor . I would suggest this is the tip of the iceberg. Iglesias was on a phone interview on Matthew’s show. He also called Gonzo a figurehead AG.
Once again, we shall see if Rove can skate through an investigation.