October 23, 2008
By Gregg Carlstom
Special Counsel Scott Bloch is being forced out of office, according to sources close to the agency.
Employees say Bloch was fired by the White House earlier today, and he’s gathering staffers for an all-hands meeting this afternoon to announce his departure from the agency.
On Monday, Bloch announced plans to resign from the agency Jan. 5, 2009.
He’s under federal investigation for allegedly destroying data on a computer linked to a whistleblower retaliation case in the office.