Krongard/Tomlinson inquiry a sideshow to Krongard/Krongard inquiry.

Posted: 19 Nov 2007   Print   Send a link
At the 14 November hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard "said his temporary assistant accidentally faxed specific complaints about [then BBG chairman Kenneth] Tomlinson from a whistleblower over to the BBG's executive director. It was all a mistake, Krongard said, because he had just meant to send the BBG a letter from Congress alerting BBG to the investigation." Spencer Ackerman, TPM, 14 November 2007. "The staff report quotes Special Agent Peter Lubeck, the investigator on the Tomlinson case, who said that, in his experience, investigators do not 'advise the subject of an investigation in advance, that they are the subject, because that compromises the investigation.'" Matt Renner, Truthout, 15 November 2007.