Wow. Big federal law enforcement story — the FBI has served search warrants and grand jury subpoenas at the Office of Special Counsel and the home of the Special Counsel Scott Bloch.
In what many will view as karma, the Special Prosecutor is probably being investigated for obstruction of justice — a cover-up rather than underlying conduct:
The Wall Street Journal reported last year that Mr. Bloch had used "Geeks on Call," an outside computer-service firm, to erase his computer and those of two former staff members in December 2006.
The way the FBI has conducted the search is significant. DoJ guidelines generally prevent searches that have the effect of shutting down an entity or business (for instance, by taking all their computers) unless the evidence is strong and the entity is permeated by wrongdoing. The WSJ's description of the search suggests to me that the FBI is pretty confident in its case. With the Office of Special Counsel already quite unpopular, this could spell its doom.
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