For Immediate Release
Special Counsel Bloch Forced Out
White House Removes Long-Controversial Head of OSC
WASHINGTON - The Government Accountability Project (GAP)
applauded the White House decision to remove Special Counsel Scott Bloch
"It's about time," stated GAP
Legislative Representative Adam Miles. "The number of federal
employees helped by OSC has plummeted during Mr. Bloch's tenure, along
with the office's credibility. It's time to move on from this
unfortunate chapter in OSC's history. We look forward to the appointment
of a Special Counsel who will prioritize protecting whistleblowers from
retaliation over pursuing personal political agendas."
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Added GAP Legal Director Tom Devine: "Mr. Bloch
had the same impact as Special Counsel that President Bush has had as President
- utter disaster."
GAP has been a persistent critic of Bloch during his
tenure at the Office of Special Counsel. To read GAP's detailed testimony
on this issue from a July 12, 2007 oversight hearing on the office, click here:
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