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

(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.

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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. (Read more Bush administration stories.)

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