A US official overseeing a probe of former Bush aide Karl Rove has been called on the carpet after it was discovered he hired a private computer-help company to erase all the hard drives belonging to him and two deputies.
Special Counsel Scott J. Bloch bypassed his own agency’s computer technicians and instead hired an outside firm to perform a seven-level wipe, all but guaranteeing the files could never be restored. Although the official said he contracted the work after suspecting his computer was infected by a virus, a manager with the private firm said a wipe that thorough is an unusual way to treat a malware infection. The receipt for the work performed makes no mention of a virus.
Bloch’s office is investigating whether Rove and other White House officials improperly used government agencies to help re-elect Republicans running from Congressional seats.
Well, the answer to that is clear then. Yes, he did. Proving it will probably be difficult after this..