Geeks Bring Trouble for Rove Sleuth

Fed investigator now probed himself for wiping computers
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2007 12:57 PM CST
Outgoing White House political adviser Karl Rove leaves CBS studios after appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday, Aug. 19, 2007. The man investigating Rove is under investigation himself....   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Using Geeks on Call to scrub his computer could come back to haunt the man investigating Karl Rove for improper partisan activities, the Wall Street Journal reports. Scott Bloch—head of a federal office charged with protecting whistleblowers and keeping employees from using government for partisan activities—ordered an extreme seven-level wipe, and investigators are wondering whether it was a cover-up.

Though Bloch claims a virus had disabled his computer, “We don't do a seven-level wipe for a virus,” says Washington’s top Geek on Call. The White House ordered an investigation of Bloch in 2005, which he calls a ploy to discredit him as he investigates the administration. “You’re innocent until investigated,” he says.