House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is demanding documents related to charges that senior aides to Secretary of State Clinton quashed Office of Inspector General probes into misbehavior by various State Department officials.
Issa wrote today to State Department Deputy Inspector General Howard Geisel:
“The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has jurisdiction over the community of federal inspectors general. One of the Committee’s primary responsibilities in that area is ensuring the independence and effectiveness of each OIG,” Issa wrote in a letter to Howard Geisel, the Deputy Inspector General at the State Department. “As such, the Committee must thoroughly investigate the implication that the Department influenced the integrity of an OIG investigation, and the actions ofthe OIG in question.”
State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the department is looking into things. Now that makes me feel better.