Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Justice Dept. Accused of Blocking Gonzales Probe

Gone but not forgotten, Gonzo (the ex AG of George Duhhhbya Bu$h)is himself protected by Bu$hco's present AG who wants to postpone the whole thing until Bu$h can escape. You know...kind of like the time he tried to escape from the Chinese press but found the doors locked...G:


Office of Special Counsel chief says his investigation into alleged politicization of the attorney general's agency has been repeatedly 'impeded.'

29 Jan 2008

The government agency that enforces one of the principal laws aimed at keeping politics out of the civil service has accused the Justice Department of blocking its investigation into alleged politicizing of the department under former Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales.

Scott J. Bloch, head of the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, wrote Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey last week that the department had repeatedly "impeded" his investigation by refusing to share documents and provide answers to written questions, according to a copy of Bloch's letter obtained by the Los Angeles Times.

The Justice Department wants Bloch to wait until its own internal investigation is completed. A department official signaled recently that the investigation is examining the possibility of criminal charges.

But that, the regulator wrote, could take until the last months of the Bush administration, "when there is little hope of any corrective measures or discipline possible" being taken by his office.


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