(sometimes these stories just write themselves)
In one of the more ironic episodes of the Bush Administration, the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week raided the office and home of the senior official in charge of protecting Federal whistleblowers on suspicion of whistleblower retaliation within his own agency – while he was investigating possible criminal acts within the White House. … In yet another irony, the FBI raid on Bloch’s office and home came as Congress prepared to mark Washington Whistleblower Week, May 12-16, and on the sixth anniversary of the passage of the No FEAR Act in 2002.
I’m not totally sure what to make of this case, as it is too weird. According to Jeff Ruch, the executive director of Public Employees for Environmental Protection, a whistle-blower group, “It’s like finding out that your town fire chief is an arsonist. It’s just sort of jaw-dropping how bizarre this entire episode has been.”