Tuesday, April 24, 2007

DOJ~Office of Special Counsel to investigate Rove

Inquiry of Rove brings unit out of obscurity

By Tom Hamburger

Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — The obscure federal investigative unit known as the Office of Special Counsel generally 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 unit 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 seven years have been headed by chief strategist Karl Rove.

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